NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Godmanchester Rovers on the rise after sinking a set of Wanderers for the second time
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Godmanchester Rovers must wish they could play Ipswich Wanderers in every game.
The local lads claimed their second Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division success of the season when beating the Suffolk side 3-1 at the David Wilson Homes Ground today.
It came little more than a month after they also triumphed in the reverse fixture to hand boss Adie Cambridge his first league triumph at the helm.
They were set on the way to their latest triumph by when Chae Simons struck inside the opening minute and they doubled their lead when Joe Furness’ free-kick bounced over a flummoxed Wanderers goalkeeper 10 minutes before the break.
Simons stretched the advantage further midway through the second half when benefitting from a fine run and pass from Arran Mackay, but the creator’s afternoon soon went downhill.
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His first appearance since suffering a broken hand in the club’s first league game of the season ended in a dismissal after conceding a penalty with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.
The visitors did grab a consolation from the spot, but were Rovers saw out the remainder of the contest to claim a vital win.
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Cambridge said: “We had a great start by scoring so early and were then on top for most of the game.
“We created lots of good chances as a result of working really hard. It was good to have Arran back involved and a shame to see him get a red card as he makes a big difference to us.
“That sending off aside, I’m very happy with the performance and result, and the team spirit is growing with each game.”
Rovers were denied a fourth goal by the woodwork as Guy Mailancol struck a post, but another of their recent recruits was in the wars. Defender Louie Medwynter was forced off after taking a boot to the head.
The victory lifts Rovers up one place to third-bottom in the Premier Division. They remain in the relegation zone.