Defeats for both Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough
Haverhill Rovers went down to a 3-0 defeat to high-flying Felixstowe & Walton United in the Thurlow Nunn League on Saturday while Borough were humbled 5-1 at home by March Town United.
Rovers chances at Felixstowe, who sit third in the Premier Division, turned on a dramatic 30 second spell just before half-time.
Perry Moody had the opportunity to put Rovers ahead from the penalty spot after Ryan Weaver was fouled by Kyran Clements, but his spot kick was brilliantly turned on to the post by Danny Crump and after the rebound has cleared the hosts broke upfield for Danny Smy to smash the ball into the roof of the net and give them the lead.
Seven minutes into the second period Felixstowe were awarded a penalty of their own after Sam Holmes fouled Sam Taylor and Miles Powell gave Alex Archer no chance from 12 yards.
Substitute Armani Schaar sealed all three points for the home team with a low shot in the final minute. Rovers are next in action when they play Stanway Rovers in the league at home on October 10.
In their First Division match, Borough were on the back foot from the third minute when March defender Jordan Goult headed home a corner to give them the lead.
Within 60 seconds Matt Staines had levelled for Borough with a spectacular strike from distance, but parity was to last for just five minutes when Ondre Odain put the visitors back in front.
Odain headed home from a corner to make it 3-1 on 32 minutes before March had the chance to make it 4-1 six minutes later after Borough ‘keeper Charlie Turner brought down Matthew Barber in the penalty area.
Turner redeemed himself by saving Barber’s spot-kick to keep the deficit at just two goals.
Five minutes into the second period March did go 4-1 up when Gerard Evans headed home a free-kick and on 81 minutes the host’s misery was complete with Shane Cooke fired past Turner to make it 5-1.
Borough will look to bounce back when they travel to league leaders Wivenhoe Town on Wednesday night.