Brothers off to a flyer as Rovers reap fine return

Ridgeons League Division One Godmanchester Rovers 1 Fakenham Town 0 BROTHERS Karly and David Hurst got their new management partnership off to a dream start when they saw Godmanchester to their first opening day win since joining the Ridgeons League. Rove

Ridgeons League Division One

Godmanchester Rovers 1 Fakenham Town 0

BROTHERS Karly and David Hurst got their new management partnership off to a dream start when they saw Godmanchester to their first opening day win since joining the Ridgeons League.

Rovers started brightly, with debutant Lee Boon instantly gelling well with Paul Bass in attack.


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Bass almost gave the hosts an early lead when after an intricate six-man move he shot narrowly wide and shot wide again minutes later when attempting to lob the goalkeeper.

The decisive goal came after 20 minutes when, after another neat passing move, Mark Peacock ghosted in between defender and goalkeeper to connect with Johnny Brierley's cross from the left wing.

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The home side's defence was tested in the second half as Fakenham came back fighting, but stood firm, with debutants Chris Hugill and Seb Cameron well marshalled by Steven Hurst in a 3-5-2 formation. Bass came closest to scoring again when he struck the post.

Manager Karly Hurst said: "It was a very positive start and there wasn't a bad performance out there. Hopefully supporters will be encouraged by the start and turn up and show good support for the lads this season."

He added: "David and I had a great time playing together for many years and hopefully it will continue and we can achieve a lot in management."

* Godmanchester travel to Saffron Walden tonight (Wednesday) and welcome Thetford at home on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

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