Eynesbury Rovers 3 Northampton ON Chenecks 4
Saturday, 01 September 2012
Rovers slipped off top slot as Chenecks halted a run of eleven successive Hall Road defeats.
Lee Bradley's first minute starter for Chenecks from a left wing delivery set the ball rolling in a thrilling contest.
Rovers responded with a third minute equaliser from Jack Weedon who fired home from the edge of the box.
Ben Cole gave Eynesbury a 13th minute lead, heading in a Weeden corner at the near post.
Rovers bossed the remainder of the half with Lee Bassett hitting the post and Jamis Lauskinieks making some fine saves in the Chenecks goal.
After the break goals from Calvin Budd who created space to slot home after 52 minutes and Bradley's second from a left wing cross a minute before the hour mark turned the contest Chenecks' way.
A goalline clearance from Gavin Batt kept Koi Bennett off the scoresheet for the visitors.
Player manager Graham Cottle gave the visitors breathing space with a long range strike with nine minutes remaining.
James Freshwater gave Eynesbury hope after 86 minutes but it was too little too late for the home side. A foul on Bassett saw Rovers awarded a penalty and Freshwater followed up to score after his spot kick was saved by Lauskinieks.
Eynesbury: Andrew Wale, James Ducket, Luke Swain, Gavin Batt (Barry Albone), Darren Woodend, Tom Coles, Nathan Field (Ross West), James Freshwater, Ben Cole (Ryan Inskip), Lee Bassett, Jack Weeden.
Chenecks: Janis Lauskinieks, Tim Clack, Chris Doran, Joe Lewington (Max Gray), Scott Barczewski, Jez Hindle, Calvin Budd, Lee Bradley (Justin McKenzie), Koi Bennett, Dan Cotton, Elliot Muddiman (Graham Cottle)