Goddy Lose by Odd Goal in Five

Ridgeons League Division One Fakenham Town 3 Godmanchester Rovers 2 DISAPPOINTED Rovers managed Karly Hurst said his side s finishing was to blame for Saturday s defeat at strugglers Fakenham. Godmanchester were looking to extend their own revival and rec

Ridgeons League Division One

Fakenham Town 3 Godmanchester Rovers 2

DISAPPOINTED Rovers managed Karly Hurst said his side's finishing was to blame for Saturday's defeat at strugglers Fakenham.

Godmanchester were looking to extend their own revival and record a third win in a row for the first time this season but once again poor finishing was to result in failure.


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Hurst said: "We had the chances to have put the result beyond them but again our finishing let us down and then we were caught with a sucker goal two minutes from time - the result was disappointing."

Leading by a goal to nil at the break, Rovers had much of the best of the first half but Daniel Stockdale in the home goal looked confident.

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He was, however, caught out after eight minutes when a long ball out of defence by Chris Hughill found Paul Bass who rode a defensive challenge to shoot across the goalkeeper and into the net.

As the half progressed, possession seemed to count for little with Chris Hyem and Bass having the visitors' best efforts, whilst at the other end the visiting goalkeeper was seldom in action.

Right on half-time Fakenham's nearest effort to an equaliser came from James Bamford, whose effort rebounded from the crossbar.

Two minutes into the second half Nick Haynes was given the space to head home a right wing cross from Matty Garrod to level the scores but four minutes later as the home defence got in a tangle Jamie Hurst nipped in to restore Godmanchester's lead.

Stephen Hurst then broke away only to be brought down on the edge of the penalty area by home goalkeeper Daniel Stockdale. The custodian looked very relieved to see the referee produce just a yellow card for the offence.

Fakenham hit the bar again, but with 15 minutes remaining Bamford sent a perfectly placed free-kick past the visiting goalkeeper to level the scores for a second time.

With a draw looking the likely outcome, Fakenham finished strongly to poach all three points with a late winner. Julian Delicata crossed from the left and at the far post Ben Darby rose to head the winning goal.

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