Godmanchester Rovers win again and Nev Nania says the season is shifting

“WITHOUT doubt that was the best we have played all season,” said Godmanchester Rovers’ joint manager Nev Nania after watching his side beat Hadleigh United 3-1 in Suffolk.

Jonny Hall, Mike Hyem and Paul Bass scored the goals which left Nania purring at his side’s performance – and put the players in the mood for their Christmas party, out on the town in Norwich.

“There was a positive mood in the changing room after our 9-0 win against Wivenoe – and the pitch was good. On a great surface this team can really play.

“For long sustained periods of the game we played really well. We put them under the cosh from the word go.”

Charlie Bowen slipped in a patch of mud to gift Hadleigh a surprise opener early on, but defender Jonny Hall equalised soon after and before half time Mike Hyem scored his fourth goal in two games, this one a cracking 35-yard shot that left the Hadleigh goalkeeper trailing full stretch in the ball’s wake.

Bass, James Hall and Jason King all had further chance in the second half before Bass made it 3-1 from the penalty spot. This win, along with last week’s, marks a chance in fortune for the club – but Nania isn’t surprised. “You know when you get the feeling that there is a shift? Well, I’m getting that feeling,” he said. “We mullered them, especially in the second half.

“We have virtually the squad that we finished with last season now. Maybe that says something.

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“The players are really bonded and Mike Hyem has come into some great form. His goal was perhaps the goal of the season. It bent in the air and at full stretch the goalkeeper couldn’t get anywhere near it. Beautiful.

“And with Paul Bass coming back to play up front with James Hall, things are looking really good.

“But at the back too we are strong – you need to defend as well as score goals…”

Another happy man was the club’s general manager Karly Hurst who asked The Hunts Post to pass on his Christmas greetings to the fans.

He said: “We have had some great support at recent games and with the new clubhouse opened by Sir John Major last week, I have a lot of people to thank for helping move this club forward.

“I hope we can attract more new fans over Christmas and the new year. Our last home game this year is on Saturday and I want to see lots of new faces at the ground for it.” Haverhill Rovers are Goddy’s visitors.

Goddy: Rob Mackney, Stephen Hurst, Charlie Bowen, Tom Moran (Nicky Hurst), Joe Furness, Jason King, Mike Hyem, Chris Hyem, James Hall, Paul Bass (Chae Simmons).