Godmanchester Rovers 3 Downham Town 3 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS came from behind twice to secure a point at home against Downham Town on Saturday. Downham took the lead against the run of play after 20 minutes, and doubled their advantage five minutes later a
Godmanchester Rovers 3 Downham Town 3
GODMANCHESTER ROVERS came from behind twice to secure a point at home against Downham Town on Saturday.
Downham took the lead against the run of play after 20 minutes, and doubled their advantage five minutes later after they were awarded a controversial penalty. The Bearscroft Lane side pulled one back through Lee Boon, who turned the ball in at the near post to make it 2-1 at the break.
Godmanchester began to apply the pressure in the second half, and Paul Bass drew them level from the penalty spot on the hour mark. Some complacent defending saw the visitors take the lead again five minutes later, but Lee Boon struck again to ensure the points were shared.
"We had all the chances in the first half and didn't convert them and they had two chances and scored them both," said Rovers co-manager David Hurst.
"A draw was probably a fair result as when you concede three goals at home you're probably not going to win the game. I'm disappointed with the result as we would expect to beat them but we went two goals down and let in three so we have to be happy with a draw.
"We had a bad run a little while ago and lacked confidence but we're picking up again now. We should have won the game really as it was defensive errors and other blunders that cost us. We're unbeaten in the last three so hopefully this is the start of a good run.
"We want to push for the top places and think we can finish in the top three. We will see in April but right now we are optimistic and confident that we can beat anybody but also aware that we can lose to anyone.
"I think results are down to confidence and if you start winning you keep winning and frighten the other teams around you but if you start losing then it's difficult to pick up. We're playing away at [second placed] Hadleigh United on Saturday and it's a tough game but one we're looking forward to. We usually do well there and I think that because they are one of the better sides it help us as we play a better game and don't underestimate them and I definitely think we can go there and win.