Fabulous full debut for Francis as Rovers roar while Godmanchester goal machine hits another hat-trick

Lee Bassett scored twice for Eynesbury Rovers.

Lee Bassett scored twice for Eynesbury Rovers. - Credit: Archant

New signing Chris Francis hit a hat-trick in his full debut to fire Eynesbury Rovers into the semi-finals of the Hunts Senior Cup last night.

Rovers thumped Huntingdon 7-3 in a 10-goal thriller at Hall Road which also featured double-strikes from Lee Bassett and Matty Bannister.

Jack Jefferson struck twice and Aaron Petty also found the net for Huntingdon as they roared back from 4-0 down to trail 4-3 early in the second half, but Rovers regained the upper hand.

Godmanchester Rovers goal machine James Hall hit a hat-trick for the second time in four days as they breezed to Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup success.

The Premier Division title-chasers triumphed 7-0 at First Division strugglers Cornard in the opening round.


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Hall made an early breakthrough before defender Taylor Parr doubled their advantage on the half-hour.

Their passage was secured by three goals in the space of eight minutes early in the second half – a Hall penalty, a Tom Spark strike and another from Hall as he completed an incredible fourth treble of the season so far.

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Two Austen Diaper efforts then increased the margin of victory for Matt Clements’ free-scoring men.

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