Whitton United 0 Haverhill Rovers 2
On a bumpy pitch that was in desperate need of a mower Rovers looked the better team from the off as Shinn, Baker and Newnes dominated the middle of the park and played some good football.
Weaver had an early chance when he was played through resulting in a good save from the home keeper. Rovers continued to dominate as Weaver went close on further occasions as the home goal lived a charmed life whereas Whitton were initially looking like a team that hadn’t played together much that saw them lucky to get into the half time interval all square.
Rovers continued to enjoy the better of the second half as the back four of Stevenson, Farrant, Wilderspin and Kemp looking solid and provided a solid base for the rest of the team to get forward as Kicks and Weaver continued to cause problems for the home defence with their running down the channels.
Rovers then finally took a deserved lead when the impressive Riki Baker was on hand to head towards goal and Wilderspin on the line to ensure it hit home after Farrant had headed a Shinn corner back across the box.
Whitton then went close when they created their best chance of the game when Archer made a great save from a fierce shot from the Whitton left winger.
With a narrow lead Rovers continued to attack as Alleyne was introduced and caused immediate problems on the left as he cut in and forced his shot to be blocked by the home defence before Weaver and Stevenson linked well on the right as Weaver then beat the full back and running into the box he fired a blistering shot past the home keeper as the ball went in off the post to give Rovers a cushion.
Rovers were by now well in control and finished the game strong as sub Jebb then headed a Weaver cross bringing a good save out of the home keeper as Rovers picked up their third league win on the run and are now unbeaten in seven.
TEAM: Archer, Stevenson, Kemp (Gardner 85), Shinn, Farrant, Wilderspin, Newnes, Baker, Weaver, Kicks (Jebb 70), Haines (Alleyne 53)