A game at a time for Godmanchester Rovers says joint manager Nev Nania
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Steady as she goes is the message from Neville Nania after Godmanchester Rovers put their FA Vase exit behind them with two great wins last week.
On Tuesday evening, Goddy visited Haverhill Rovers and were 4-3 winners and at Bearscroft Lane on Saturday FC Clacton were sent packing back to Essex after a convincing 6-2 win by the home side.
But Nania was playing down the performance after that game saying: “We are now taking each game as it comes,” despite the team climbing to fifth in the Premier Division of the Eastern Counties League.
“The performance not great but scoreline was good,” said the joint manager, who shares those duties with David Hurst.
“With a bit more composure Clacton could have had a couple in the first half and in the second half a defensive mistake let Clacton pull a goal back straight from kick off.”
Godmanchester were 2-0 at half time through Joe Furness and John Turner but Clacton’s quick reply after the break didn’t really faze the home side and Nania’s words were perhaps more guarded than usual.
Clacton’s other goals came from the penalty spot but it was Goddy who dominated the second half with further goals from Jamie Blackwell (a brilliant header from an equally as good James Hall cross), Charlie Bowen, Russell Bull (his second in two games back since recovering from an injury picked up in the first game of the season) and Mark E’Beyer. As well as Bull getting on the scoresheet in both games, E’Beyer scored twice in the midweek win over Haverhill with Hall getting the other.
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Nania said: “Of course we are aiming to finish as high as we can – that’s the point of playing football and we are aiming for promotion. We have the players and we are good enough so we will see where that takes us.”
The Hunts Post understands the club will be applying for promotion to Step 5 – where St Ives Town are playing these days – but Goddy will have to end the season as champions if they are to secure a second promotion in three years.
On Saturday, Goddy are away in Lowestoft at Kirkley & Pakefield but Bull is doubtful for that one and will have to fit his football around his work schedule from now on.