Goddy promotion dream is alive and kicking

Godmanchester Rovers v Gorleston

Godmanchester Rovers v Gorleston - Credit: Archant

Co-boss Neville Nania is convinced red-hot Godmanchester Rovers’ promotion dream can become a reality this season.

Second-placed Rovers are one of four Thurlow Nunn Premier Division teams to have declared their interest in going up. Current table-toppers Norwich United, seventh-placed Stanway Rovers and Haverhill Rovers (currently 9th) are the others.

Goddy will have to make a series of changes to their Bearscroft Lane base to bring it up to scratch for Step 4 football by the end-of-March deadline. Additional seating and a covered standing area are required along with a new turnstile, increased hospitality space and fencing.

Co-boss Nania, whose side have closed to within three points of top spot, said: “I’m confident we can do the business on the pitch and the fact we have applied for promotion gives the player an even bigger incentive.

“The lads now know they are not just trying to win the title but also the opportunity to take the club to a higher level next season.

“Hopefully everything will be in place off the pitch. We have some great people on the committee who will ensure they do everything possible to get the necessary work completed in the most cost-effective way.

“It would be great if we could all pull together to make this happen.”

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Rovers produced a five-star scoring spree to secure a fifth successive league victory last Saturday. They thumped Gorleston 5-1 at Bearscroft Lane with James Hall and Austin Diaper both striking twice.

Top-scorer Tom Meechan drew a rare blank in front of goal, but did lay on Rovers’ third for Michael Hyem.

Nania added: “It was a very strong performance from a team currently full of confidence. We are getting players back all the time and we are soon going to have the nice problem of deciding who to leave out for games.”

Rovers are in home action again tonight (Wednesday) when entertaining Mildenhall in a Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup second round clash (7.45pm).

They hit the road for Ipswich Wanderers in their next Premier Division game on Saturday.