Young ones make it a month to savour
Hunts Senior Cup Second Round Huntingdon Town 5 Eynesbury Rovers 1 TOWN manager Darren Young was a happy man after his side completed an unbeaten November with a comprehensive win against their local rivals. Eynesbury boss Dean Shipp was left bemoaning h
Hunts Senior Cup Second Round
Huntingdon Town 5 Eynesbury Rovers 1
TOWN manager Darren Young was a happy man after his side completed an unbeaten November with a comprehensive win against their local rivals.
Eynesbury boss Dean Shipp was left bemoaning his side's form - Rovers have not won a game since October 6.
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The visitors were missing the experienced Neil Morris and Ricky Taylor through suspension, while Young was forced into three changes following the previous weekend's win against Irchester.
In one of the few clear chances in the first half Huntingdon took the lead on 36 minutes as home hotshot Chris Caswell collected a through ball from Adam Taylor and fired home from the edge of the penalty area past Danny Workman..
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Rovers' best chance had come after 19 minutes when a Stuart Humphreys' free-kick was knocked back across the goal by Kris Watters for David Watts to drive his shot narrowly wide.
At half-time Young was forced into further changes because of injuries and brought on Ryan Hill and Nicky Young. Within eight minutes of the restart Young made it two as he fired a shot past Workman following a 30-yard solo run and a one-two with Caswell.
Rovers rallied and pulled back a goal in the 70th minute when James Dove crossed from the right to find Watts, unmarked inside the penalty area, and he shot past Chris Benton.
This seemed to act as a wake-up call as within three minutes the hosts had restored their two goal advantage. Ryan Hills' shot was blocked but Caswell, following up netted from 10 yards to claim his second goal of the match.
Huntingdon then went on to dominate the rest of the game with Alyou Coaney making it 4-1 in the 78th minute and Ryan Hill on hand two minutes later to make it five.
It could have been worse for the visitors, who had Dan Woodhead to thank for blocking a goal-bound Lee Bassett shot, while in stoppage time Coaney's shot was blocked by Workman only for the ball to come back to the striker but Watts was on hand to clear his second shot off the line.
Huntingdon boss Young said: "The team are on a real high and everyone is working hard for each other, while the youth set up is producing some strong talent.