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Royals on top in local Derby

Royals on top in local Derby

By Matt Darrington
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Report by Nigel Westhorp


Potton came away with a deserved three points in a match that both teams had periods of being on top but not many goalmouth incidents—even though five goals were scored in the match.

Eynesbury started on top and in the 6th minute Nhala collected the ball on the right and made his way in unchallenged and his low shot past at two defenders ended in the back of the net to give Eynesbury the lead. In these early stages Potton were guilty of giving the ball away too easily. Potton came more into the game and a good flowing movement ended with Williams shooting over. At the other end Nhala fired over and for Potton Dowridge worked his way through and delayed his shot allowing Eynesbury to clear the ball. In the 31st minute Dowridge won the ball and played a ball for full-back Jones to run onto and slot under the keeper to equalise. Potton then started to take control of the game with Quigley shooting over and Williams firing wide. On the stroke of half-time Goodman played a good through ball for Williams to run onto and shoot past the keeper to give Potton a half-time lead. HT 1-2

The second half had barely started when Williams won the ball, with the Eynesbury bench (Steve Kuhne included) appealing for a foul but play continued and he played it to Quigley, the other full back, who shot past the keeper. Goodman played the ball to Dowridge who saw his shot saved before Williams was put through and he shot over the bar. In the 62nd minute Eynesbury won a corner that was headed towards goal for Gentle to put into the net. Lewis made a quick break down the left that came to nothing and an Eynesbury player hit the bar with Irish tipping over for another corner. Dowridge had a shot that went wide. In the last 15 minutes together with 5 minutes of added time by the referee both sides seemed to cancel each other and neither created a realistic attempt on goal. FT 2-3

There were three yellow cards shown—2 for Eynesbury and 1 for Potton—for minor incidents but after the final whistle Eynesbury’s Baker was shown a red card for something he said to the officials.

A good three points for Potton whop now have to look forward to a Premier Cup match at Leighton on Tuesday where they will be without a couple of players who are cup tied before they travel to Dunstable Town next Saturday.

Potton United: Sam Irish, Niall Jones, Jack Quigley, Sam Willis, Josh Howard-Dobson, James Smith, Tony Williams, Rage Goodman, George Brinkman (Ieaun Lewis), Ibrahim Camara (Neville Nzembela), Sam Dowridge (Tas Andrews)

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Sat 08, Feb 2020







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Eynesbury Rovers
Potton United