NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Godmanchester Rovers rise to third thanks to a fourth win in a row on a soggy Saturday ahead of busy Easter Monday schedule

Austen Diaper in action for Godmanchester Rovers. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

Austen Diaper in action for Godmanchester Rovers. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester Rovers climbed into third place in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division yesterday (Saturday).

Ollie Drake’s men reeled off a fourth consecutive victory when triumphing 2-1 at Long Melford thanks to first-half goals from Austen Diaper and captain Micky Hyem.

The hosts halved their arrears in the second half, while only the woodwork denied Diaper and Simon Unwin further goals for Godmanchester.

Rovers were the only local team in action yesterday.

St Ives Town (home to Basingstoke) and St Neots Town (away to Dorchester) both saw their Southern League Premier Division fixtures postponed.

Eynesbury Rovers’ home clash against ON Chenecks in the United Counties League Premier Division, Huntingdon Town’s trip to Lutterworth Athletic in United Counties League Division One and St Neots Town Reserves’ home date against Bedford FC in Division One of the Spartan South Midlands League also fell victim to waterlogged pitches.

There will be a busy Easter Monday of non-league football – weather permitting.

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The two leading clubs in Huntingdonshire – St Neots Town and St Ives Town – are scheduled to do battle in a Southern League Premier Division derby clash at the Premier Plus Stadium, 3pm.

The rival sets of Saints battled out a 1-1 draw in the January reverse fixture with St Neots then winning 2-0 at St Ives in a Hunts Senior Cup semi-final in early February.

Godmanchester Rovers will be expected to collect a fifth successive Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division victory when hosting lowly Ipswich Wanderers at the David Wilson Homes Ground, 3pm.

Eynesbury entertain United Counties League Premier Division leaders Yaxley at Hall Road (1pm) although any further rain would put the game in serious jeopardy.

Rovers recently dumped the table-toppers out of the Hunts Senior Cup although although another clash between the two clubs last Tuesday in a Hinchingbrooke Cup semi-final was called off when Yaxley were unable to raise a side.

It is not yet known whether Eynesbury will receive a walkover in the final, or the game will be rescheduled.

Huntingdon have a 3pm trip to second-placed Potton in United Counties League Division One tomorrow. Town have picked up just one point from their last seven league games.