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Club Name: Eynesbury Rovers FC
Ground: AlfRed Hall Memorial Ground
Address: Hall Road, Eynesbury St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Postcode: PE19 2SF
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Secretary: Cathy Watts
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Manager: Mark Ducket
Programme Editor: Graham Mills
County Affiliation: Huntingdonshire County FA
Year Formed: 1897
Record Attendance: 0
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Club History

Eynesbury Rovers were formed in 1897 and after playing friendly matches they competed in the Biggleswade & District League before joining the St Neots Junior League. Their first honour was a Huntingdonshire Senior Cup win in 1914. They won the Hunts Junior Cup in 1922 and 1927, then the Bedfordshire & District League 2nd Division title in 1927, 1931 and 1932. In 1934 Rovers stepped up to the South Midlands League and were promoted at the first attempt. The Scott Gatty Cup was won and Rovers finished runners up in the Senior Cup in 1937 and 1939.

After the war the club joined the United Counties League, and were successful in cup competitions winning the Hunts Senior Cup and the Hunts Premier Cup.

In 1952 the club entered the Eastern Counties League. Rovers finished fourth in their second season, their best placing in the ECL. They also enjoyed their best run in the FA Cup reaching the Fourth Qualifying Round, losing 3-1 at Cambridge United. The club?s record attendance was set in 1955 when 5000 watched a fund raising friendly against Fulham, the legendary Sir Stanley Mathews guesting for Eynesbury. Hunts Senior Cup wins in1955 and 1957 plus a Hinchingbrooke Cup success in ?58 kept the trophy cabinet in use but the club finished bottom in 1960-61.

In 1962 Rovers lifted the Cambs Invitation Cup and in 1963 they returned to the UCL where they have remained ever since. The club won the Hinchingbrooke Cup in 1967 and the Hunts Senior Cup in 1970, but were relegated in 1972. Under Brian Abraham, Rovers bounced back winning the First Division championship in 1977.

Four years later, floodlights were installed at the ground with Luton providing the opposition, in front of a crowd of 1000, in an official opening match. 1985 saw Rovers lift the Hunts Senior Cup and the following season Neil King took over the manager?s role from Brian Abraham. Three successive Hunts Senior Cup Finals were lost between 1988 and 1990 before Gary Pilsworth took over and the club enjoyed success, with Hunts Senior Cup and Premier Cup wins, a first ever appearance in the East Anglian Cup Final and a best ever league placing of third. A year later Rovers won the Hunts Senior Cup and finished as runners up in the East Anglian Cup.

Alan Day took over as manager in 1992 and guided the club to another Hunts Senior Cup success, but he moved on in October 1993 to be succeeded by Barry Cavilla. Eynesbury enjoyed their best ever run in the FA Vase in the 1994/95 season when they reached round three losing 3-2 at home to Halstead. The following year Rovers won the Hunts Senior Cup and the Hunts Premier Cup. Peter Schofield then took over and did well to keep the side in the Premier Division on a small budget.

Neil King returned and rovers lifted the hunts Senior Cup 2000, but a poor start to the 2000/01 campaign led to his resignation in December. The club appointed Steve Galbraith as his successor but he was unable to prevent the team?s relegation to UCL Division One. Season 2001/02 culminated in a 3-0 Hunts Senior Cup win over town rivals St Neots whilst in 2004 Rovers finished as runners-up to Wooton Blue Cross in the Hunts Premier Cup. When Galbraith left in the summer of 2005 the club appointed Dean Shipp after he led the reserves to promotion. Season 2006/7 saw Eynesbury reach the final of the South Midlands Floodlit Cup but lost 2-1 to Saffron Walden Town.

In December 2007 Dean resigned and the club appointed Al Lenihan and Pat O?Keefe as his successors. After 18 months in charge the duo moved on. In the summer of 2009 the club appointed former Eynesbury player Matt Plumb as first team manager. In his first season in charge he led Eynesbury Rovers to third Place. For Season 2012/13 he was joined by Martin Field and the club clinched runners up spot to return to the UCL Premier Division after a record breaking season.

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Ground: AlfRed Hall Memorial Ground
Address: Hall Road, Eynesbury St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Postcode: PE19 2SF
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