Stanway Rovers 3 Haverhill Rovers 1

Haverhill Rovers were knocked out of the Red Insure Cup at the quarter final stage last night (Wednesday) by holders Stanway Rovers after ‘keeper Elliott Anderson had night to forget.


Stanway Rovers 3 (Webb 45, Townrow 55, Coyle 63) Haverhill Rovers 1 (Cornwell 25)

by Steve Esdale at The Hawthorns

Three errors by goalkeeper Elliott Anderson meant it was curtains for Haverhill’s cup hopes as Stanway progressed at their expense.

The away side went ahead in the 25th minute, Marcus Hunt’s low close range shot going at ‘keeper Paul Rutherford, only for the ball to squirm loose for Dan Cornwell to put the ball into the net.

Stanway equalised in the 45th minute when Perry Moody was unable to cut out a forward pass to Thomas Webb.

Webb, to the left of goal, was then met by the onrushing Anderson and put the ball across him from an angle and into the far bottom right corner.

Ten minutes after the break the hosts took the lead themselves.

Anderson called for the ball and, after a half hearted attempt to collect it, Lee Townrow put the ball to the right of him and passed it in to the now unguarded net.

The tie was effectively over on 63 minutes when, following his long run down the left wing, Kevin Coyle’s 15 yard effort from left managed to get under Anderson’s body and find the net at the near post.

Haverhill had chances to get a goal back, Jack Wilkinson seeing his placed shot cleared off the line and then hitting the face of the far post with a 30 yard effort as the game drew to a close.

Rovers: Anderson, Abbott (Elkins, 82), Strong, Moody, Kingham, Wilkinson, Harrison, Hunt, Cornwell (Clark, 78), Higgs (Hardwick, 87), Cogger.

Echo man of the match: Stuart Kingham.