Hurst ponders Godmanchester future after draw

Ridgeons First Division --- Godmanchester Rovers 1-1 Whitton United --- GODMANCHESTER Rovers manager Karly Hurst has revealed he could step down in the summer if the club can find a suitable replacement. Hurst has endured a frustrating stop-start season

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Godmanchester Rovers 1-1 Whitton United ---

GODMANCHESTER Rovers manager Karly Hurst has revealed he could step down in the summer if the club can find a suitable replacement.

Hurst has endured a frustrating stop-start season at Bearscroft Lane, with player availability a particular problem, and said he and co-manager David Hurst would be prepared to hand over the reins to a manager who could bring the right players to the club.


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Hurst said: "We've underachieved this season, and had trouble attracting the right players. If there's someone out there who can bring them, then I would not stand in the way of the club.

"We've not been able to rely on players this season - we haven't been able to get the best team from the squad because players aren't available every week."

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Hurst, who has been in charge for three years, added: "There is a little bit of frustration, but it would be for the good of the club - I'm a Goddy boy, so I would still be involved in the club, just not as manager."

Rovers' stuttering campaign continued on Saturday as they claimed a point against Whitton United, after Lee Boon's far-post header equalised the visitors' opener.

Goddy could have taken all three points with a late chance but Boon saw his chip tipped over the top by the home keeper.

Hurst said: "A draw was probably a fair result - they aren't a bad side and they're near us in the table. They've been blowing hot and cold this season, the same as us.

"We've been conceding a lot of late goals recently, so it was nice for us to go up the other end late in the game to take something."

Rovers travelled to bottom club Fakenham yesterday, and play the return game on Thursday. With Fakenham having taken just one win all season, Hurst said the games could tee Rovers up for a strong finish to the season.

He said: "We're looking at those games to give us a boost for the end of the season. If we can take some points from them, it would set us up nicely for the run-in."

Rovers travel to Team Bury on Saturday at 3pm.

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