NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Home double delights Godmanchester Rovers player-boss Chris Hyem as he eyes top half of the table

Godmanchester Rovers boss Chris Hyem.

Godmanchester Rovers boss Chris Hyem. - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester Rovers player-boss Chris Hyem has his sights firmly set on the top half of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division table after a home double in recent days.

Rovers have impressed while seeing off opponents from opposite ends of the standings at the David Wilson Homes Ground.

A brace from recent recruit Ross Munro earned a 2-0 success against strugglers Long Melford last Wednesday night.

And that was swiftly followed by a super 2-1 Saturday victory over high-flying Gorleston.

Reece King hit the winner midway through the second half after Jonny Hall’s opener had been cancelled out.

“I would have been happy with four points from those two games,” admitted Hyem. “So I’m over the moon to have picked up all six.

“Ross has made a massive impact since joining us and it was great to see him get a couple of goals against Long Melford.

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“We could have had a few more in all honesty as it was pretty comfortable, but the main thing was picking up the win.

“That gave us confidence to get another good result against Gorleston. They’re right up there in the table but we didn’t give them any respect.

“Our pitch is horrible to play on, but the lads are making the best of a difficult situation. They are putting in the hard work, pressing teams and forcing them into mistakes.

“They could easily have allowed the season to drift, but they’re just as determined as I am to finish it well.

“We’re six points off the top half of the table with five games to go. It will be tough to make up that sort of gap, but that’s the aim.”

Hyem has been pleased by the performances of teenage goalkeeper Tom Smith since his arrival on loan from St Ives Town.

Smith has played in the last three matches and made a terrific save to preserve his side’s advantage against Gorleston.

Rovers, who now sit 13th in the Premier Division standings, go to second-placed Felixstowe & Walton United this Saturday.