Goddy fight back for Halstead win

FOLLOWING their record breaking exploits in the FA Vase, Godmanchester Rovers were back in League action on Saturday when they beat Halstead Town 2-1 away from home to leapfrog the Essex side in the table.

But Goddy had to come from behind after going 1-0 down in the very first minute with both James Hall and Chris Hyem missing good first-half chances.

It wasn’t until the 75th minute of the second half that Rovers found their equaliser from Joe Furness who, after playing a lovely one-two with Mike Hyem, drilled a low shot into the bottom corner of the home side’s goal.

With Halstead under pressure, it was Chris Hyem who made up for his earlier miss when he grabbed the winner, swivelling in the box and sliding the ball home following a knock-down from the fit again Nicky Hurst.

Joint manager Nev Nania said: “On a sticky pitch we demonstrated an excellent work ethic in pulling back from the early set back to take all three points.

“This puts us nicely behind the pack as we go into the Christmas period.”

On Saturday Goddy are at home to Team Bury and the club is promising free warm mince pies, while stocks last.