HAT-TRICK hero Jon Hall inspired Rovers as they turned in a five-star performance against Long Melford for the second time in just over a month.

Ridgeons League Division One

Long Melford 0-5 Godmanchester Rovers

HAT-TRICK hero Jon Hall inspired Rovers as they turned in a five-star performance against Long Melford for the second time in just over a month.

Hall's treble – one in the first half followed by another two after the break – set Goddy on their way and further strikes from Rob Stamper and Nicky Hurst added a bit of gloss to the scoreline.

The margin of victory could have been even greater had James Hall not missed from the penalty spot after a foul on Andy Rossi.

Pleased Rovers boss David Hurst said: “I don't like to blow our own trumpet but had we scored eight or nine then I don't think anyone could have had any complaints.

“There were three players missing that played the week before but it didn't weaken us. We've got a good squad here now and it's a case of just trying to keep everybody happy.”

The win was Rovers' third in four games and a five-game unbeaten run has catapulted them up to eighth in the table. It also saw them complete a league double over Long Melford following their 5-1 home win in the reverse fixture.

Rovers were last night scheduled to be in Ridgeons League Challenge Cup first round action at Premier Division outfit Mildenhall Town.

Next up is a testing home league fixture against second-place Stowmarket Town on Saturday.