Ollie Drake praised his Godmanchester Rovers side’s game management as they picked up their fourth consecutive Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division victory last Saturday.

Godmanchester Rovers manager Ollie Drake is hopeful of a fine FA Vase showing from his side.Godmanchester Rovers manager Ollie Drake is hopeful of a fine FA Vase showing from his side.

Rovers climbed into second place in the standings thanks to a 2-1 win at fellow high-flyers Kirkley & Pakefield.

Buster Harradine and Joe Furness both struck for Rovers in the first half and despite conceding late in the second period, Drake insists his side never really looked troubled.

“The performance wasn’t really there from us, but we managed the game very well,” said Drake.

“We defended well when we came under pressure as they played a lot of long balls forward towards the end.”

Drake’s men are three points behind leaders Histon - a team who have beaten them twice this season - and have played one more game than the table-toppers.

“We’ve had a brilliant month,” added Drake. “And hopefully we can motor on and keep producing these results.

“We’ve also played a lot of the better teams in the division twice already and that’s a good position to be in before Christmas.”

Rovers put their tite challenge on the back-burner this weekend when hosting Holbeach in the third round of the FA Vase.