Goddy End With a Loss

Ridgeons League Division One Whitton United 5 Godmanchester Rovers 0 A POOR performance from Godmanchester ended a disappointing season. With regular central defender Rob Stamper unavailable Rovers always looked likely to pay for their lack of height in d

Ridgeons League Division One

Whitton United 5 Godmanchester Rovers 0

A POOR performance from Godmanchester ended a disappointing season.

With regular central defender Rob Stamper unavailable Rovers always looked likely to pay for their lack of height in defence and as the game wore on concerns were justified.


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Whitton, on the other hand went, into their final match full of purpose knowing that only a positive result could further their ambition of playing Ridgeons League Premier Division football next season for the first time.

For them it was a fairytale ending - having dominated the match against a visiting side looking forward to their summer break - news came through that Hadleigh had been beaten at home so the three points from this match took Whitton up a grade.

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Karly Hurst's side began in a positive vein and held out for 20 minutes before a good right-foot shot by Simon Hyde from inside the box put the home side in front.

Four further goals were to follow - three the result of headers in the penalty area.

The first of those after 37 minutes by Leon Ottley-Gooch gave Whitton a comfortable half-time two-goal cushion and when Hyde claimed his second goal of the match two minutes after the break any heart that Goddy had shown was blown away.

Ottley-Gooch scored his second with a smart finish 15 minutes from time before Bobby Bethell completed the scoring with just three minutes left.

Rovers complete the season fourth-from-bottom in the 19-team league.

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