A CROWD of more than 100 was drawn to Godmanchester Rovers’ first venture into Friday night football, and was treated to a goal-fest.

Ridgeons First Division

Godmanchester Rovers 3-3 Team Bury

A CROWD of more than 100 was drawn to Godmanchester Rovers' first venture into Friday night football, and was treated to a goal-fest.

In a see-sawing game, Rovers went two goals up, but were pegged back by three Bury strikes, and it took a second-half equaliser to give Rovers a share of the points.

Manager David Hurst was disappointed that the team had missed out on a win but said the Friday experiment had been beneficial, and that the club would consider it again to boost attendances.

He added: "There was a good crowd, a great atmosphere and I'm sure that the players of both sides benefited from it.

"The only downside is that a couple of mistakes cost us on the night, or we could have got the win."

Hurst was able to field virtually a full-strength side after the 4-0 midweek FA Cup replay defeat at the hands AFC Kempston Rovers.

There were no signs of a hangover as Paul Bass shot Goddy in front after 10 minutes. Tom Lloyd doubled the lead on 20 minutes with a long range strike but Bury were quick to reduce the arrears when they blasted home five minutes later.

Rovers looked comfortable but just before the break keeper Carl Mackney conceded an unnecessary penalty and Bury went into the break with the scores level.

Within five minutes of the restart Rovers were behind and, with the back four going walkabout, the Bury forward nipped in unmarked to head home.

Rovers refused to buckle and astute substitutions saw them dominate the final 30 minutes.

Several chances went begging before James Hall hit an exquisite chip from 25 yards to level the match. There was still time for late excitement, when Bass netted with just minutes remaining, but the referee ruled the goal out for a foul on the goalkeeper.