Football: Rovers adopt attack-tics but fail to overcome the mighty United
Ridgeons League Division One Hadleigh United 2, Godmanchester Rovers 1 DESPITE Rovers playing some good attacking football, a sound rearguard action and a bit of luck saw Hadleigh take all three points. Godmanchester dominated at the start of the game onl
Ridgeons League Division One
Hadleigh United 2, Godmanchester Rovers 1
DESPITE Rovers playing some good attacking football, a sound rearguard action and a bit of luck saw Hadleigh take all three points.
Godmanchester dominated at the start of the game only to leak a goal to Hadleigh after 17 minutes. Rovers fought back well and equalised with a penalty by Burling on 30 minutes after Carmanati was shoved in the area.
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The second half saw Hadleigh score what proved to be the winner after only two minutes.
Rovers came back at their hosts but several wild shots did not match the quality of the build-up play as United secured the win.
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Cambs Div 2B
Fenstanton 3, Longstanton 0
A FIRST half double from top scorer Adam Berrill set Fenstanton on their way to a crucial home win against Longstanton to remain top of Division 2B.
The home side weathered the storm in the first half hour when Longstanton looked the more lively of the two sides and gradually stepped up a gear.
The deadlock was eventually broken when Dale Edwards' challenge released Berrill who dispatched a cool finish. The pacey youngster added a second within a minute, cleverly chipping the keeper after Paul Knight's looping through-ball had left the visitors' defence stranded.
The second half became a scrappy affair with play confined to the midfield for long periods and few chances at either end. Eventually Fenny grabbed a third to kill the game and secure all three points, Edwards making sure with his left foot from just inside the area.
St Ives Res 0 Needingworth Res 2
United's reserves came out on top in this early kick off which was a great curtain-raiser to the main game.
United were in control throughout and Town rarely threatened so it came as no surprise when frustration started to set in and they were reduced to ten men following a reckless challenge on ex-Town youngster Callum McKay.
Uniteds goal's came from Mark Joyce and Matt Walker to ensure a great weekend for the club.
Halcyon Frames Ltd League Division Two
Sapley Rovers 0 Cambourne Rovers 2
THE visitors started the game in bright and confident fashion, and took were rewarded for their good play going in 2-0 up at the break.
After the break, Rovers played some excellent, fast-flowing football and only top-notch keeping from the Cambourne number one kept the hosts out.
Despite their good football, Sapley conceded a penalty but a wonderful save from keeper Keigth Wright prevented the visitors from increasing their lead.
Sapley were then reduced to 10 men and Cambourne clung on for the win in a game where Liam Smith was MoM.
THS Southoe 1, RH Lions 3
LIONS continued their unbeaten league run with an impressive away win over Southoe.
The opening 20 minutes were scrappy from both sides before Lions' captain Gavin Howard fired a long-range shot into the home side's net. The rest of the half was quiet, the score still 1-0 at the interval.
Lions improved in the second-half, with MoM midfield performances from Howard and Damien Bevan. Their efforts paid-off 10 minutes into the half when David Harrison scored to make it 2-0.
Lions began to dominate, missing a few chances before Lydon Staples scored with a volley to increase the lead. A brilliant save by Matt Brown from a Southoe penalty kept the home team at bay before another penalty gifted them a consolation score.