Former Banbury United midfielder, Ollie Stanbridge, was signed on a dual registration with Kidlington and he made his debut. Dean Lukeman started his first match since pulling his hamstring and Adam Confue returned after serving a one match ban for 5 yellows. Phil Cassidy was unavailable.
The pitch was in excellent condition and all the lights were working following the postponement of last weeks fixture.
Town had won the league match at Eynesbury earlier in the season however the hosts had inflicted Town’s only league defeat this season when they won 2 1 at Elderstubbs. Revenge would be sweet.
But did this really matter as before the match, there was a minutes silence in honour of the UCL Chairman John Weeks who passed away at the weekend following a short illness. A very well respected man who will be missed by many in the game.
Town thought they had gone ahead in the 7th minute when Adam Confue ended a fine Town move with a cross for Luke Emery to finish but the flag went up for offside.
Dean Lukeman was involved in that move and he was notable in the first goal in the 12th minute, winning the ball back in midfield before finding Jordan Orosz who put a perfect cross in between the keeper and the defender and TAYLOR OROSZ volleyed home.
It was Lukeman again who made the second goal in the 17th minute, playing a one two on the left before crossing to LUKE EMERY with his back to goal. The striker netted his 19th goal of the season swivelled 180 degrees and shooting through the defenders legs to leave Arron Butcher unsighted.
Jordan Orosz was caught by a poor knee high challenge that neither official saw. Jordan had to be replaced shortly after by Ross Harris. Taylor Orosz went into the book for going chest to chest with the player he felt had inflicted the injury.
Emery so nearly got his second with a cracking shot from the edge of the box but the goal cannoned back off the inside of the post.
LUKE EMERY did get his third in the 40th minute when a defender tried to clear Taylor Orosz’s cross and the ball cannoned off the strikers chest for Town’s third goal.
The hospitality is served in the room next to the players dressing room at half time. It would appear their manager was not best pleased with their performance.
HT: Eynesbury Rovers 0 Daventry Town 3
Town were straight on it in the second half and Luke Emery forced his way into the box and shot just wide, and again shortly after, he flicks Adam Confue’s cross just over the bar.
Eynesbury pulled a goal back in the 70th minute when Danny Draper forced his way into the box
Town were not done and 6 minutes later another excellent Town move found Confue whose shot was blocked by Butcher but TAYLOR OROSZ was there to net his second
Eynesbury then had a penalty but the chance was wasted as the shot came crashing back off the crossbar.
Then in the last 5 minutes, 2 individual goals that brought both goal scorers their hat-tricks.
In the 86th minute LUKE EMERY out muscled his marker to force his way into the box before sending Butcher the wrong way for his hat trick.
Just before the final whistle, TAYLOR OROSZ, forced his way from the left side of the box to thump his third goal and Town’s sixth.
FT: Eynesbury Rovers 1 Daventry Town 6
Town now travel to Deeping Rangers on March 12th for a Semi Final of the KitmanUK Knock Out Cup.
|Eynesbury Rovers FC||Loss|
|December 4, 2018||7:45 pm||Kitman League Cup||90'|