Godmanchester Rovers march on, Eynesbury Rovers slip up and St Neots Town go down to defeat in penultimate game

Tom Spark of Godmanchester Rovers in action against Whitton today. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

Tom Spark of Godmanchester Rovers in action against Whitton today. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester Rovers need to win two of their remaining three games to secure a second successive runners-up finish in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

John Yambasu of Godmanchester Rovers turns away from an opponent against Whitton. Picture: HELEN DRA

John Yambasu of Godmanchester Rovers turns away from an opponent against Whitton. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Matt Clements’ men continued an unbeaten league run which stretches back to December 19 with a smooth 3-0 triumph against bottom side Whitton United at the David Wilson Homes Ground today.

Luke Brown provided a breakthrough from the penalty spot after a quarter-of-an-hour which was quickly followed by an own goal before Jonny Hall hit a late clincher.

Rovers’ fine streak now stands at 17 Premier Division matches – 16 of which have ended in victory.

The latest of those successes moved them to within two points of second-placed Stanway Rovers with two matches in hand. Table-toppers Norwich United have already been crowned champions.

Eynesbury Rovers look set to hold onto fourth place in the United Counties League Premier Division despite a downturn in form.

Mark Ducket’s men suffered a second home defeat in the space of five days when going down by a solitary goal to Northampton Spencer today. It arrived eight minutes into the second half.

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Rovers had also been pipped by the same 1-0 scoreline by Boston Town last Monday before being held to a disappointing Wednesday draw at relegated Huntingdon, but results elsewhere have been favourable of them.

St Neots were beaten by two-second half goals in their penultimate fixture of the Southern League Premier Division season today.

Saints went down 2-0 at play-off bound Hitchin, falling behind four minutes after half-time before seeing their fate sealed with 19 minutes to go.