Godmanchester ease to home win

Ridgeons First Division Godmanchester Rovers 2 Hadleigh United 1 GODMANCHESTER Rovers answered co-manager David Hurst s call for a strong finish to the season by registering their third win in a row against Hadleigh United on Saturday. Rovers banished me

Ridgeons First Division

Godmanchester Rovers 2 Hadleigh United 1

GODMANCHESTER Rovers answered co-manager David Hurst's call for a strong finish to the season by registering their third win in a row against Hadleigh United on Saturday.

Rovers banished memories of their mid-season slump with a victory at Bear's Croft Lane that was more comfortable than the scoreline suggested.


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"We started very well, and everyone was up for the game, so we got the feeling that it was a game that was there for the winning," said Hurst. "We could have scored a couple more, but we're pleased to get the win."

Rovers had chances to go ahead before Ash Richards, back at Godmanchester after a spell at St Ives, pounced on a ball in the box and produced a smart finish to give them the lead. A second followed before half-time, this time from Lee Boon, as he managed to get on the end of a flick-on from Chris Higham's long throw to score from four yards. A second-half goal gave Hadleigh some hope, but it was Rovers' lack of finishing power that again put the result in doubt.

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Hurst said plans have already been made as to how to strengthen the squad for next season. "We've got our eye on a few players at the moment. We're looking for a striker who'll be able to score us 25 goals next season, because we've had trouble with our finishing at times this year. During our bad run we lost a lot of tight games that we could have won if we'd taken our chances.

On Rovers' ambitions for next season, Hurst told the Hunts Post that the team hoped to continue their progress up the league. "We're getting better year on year - we are a team on the up. Overall we're satisfied with the season, though maybe we underachieved a little bit. Next season we want to break into the top six in the league, and we'll also be looking to win a cup, because we feel that's overdue," he added.

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