Goddy made to pay for sloppy defending
Ridgeons League Division One Godmanchester Rovers 1 Thetford 3 A LACK of defensive discipline cost a young Goddy side as they slipped to their first defeat of the season. After an encouraging opening day win and a midweek draw at Saffron Walden, Rovers c
Ridgeons League Division One
Godmanchester Rovers 1 Thetford 3
A LACK of defensive discipline cost a young Goddy side as they slipped to their first defeat of the season.
After an encouraging opening day win and a midweek draw at Saffron Walden, Rovers came into the game in confident mood but they conceded an early goal as Thetford's Carl Pask scored after just five minutes.
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The home side battled hard to get themselves back into the game and did so seven minutes before the interval when Hayden Beasley rose to power in a header from a Tom Polis free-kick.
After the break, Godmanchester looked the more likely of the sides to take the lead but they paid the price for not creating enough clear-cut chances when Stephen Hurst put the ball past his own goalkeeper.
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Just two minutes later, some more sloppy defending from the home side allowed Matt Zdrenka to snatch a third goal for Thetford, putting the game well beyond the home side's reach.
Rovers did battle hard to claw it back as the game drew to a close but they rarely threatened in front of goal.
Last week, goals from Paul Bass and Jon Brierley had earned Rovers a point after going two goals behind at Saffron Walden.
Godmanchester travel to table-topping Debenham LC on Saturday.