NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Scoreline not important, but standard of performance is for Godmanchester Rovers as new boss has double-figures start

Reece King hit a hat-trick in Godmanchester Rovers' friendly win.

Reece King hit a hat-trick in Godmanchester Rovers' friendly win. - Credit: Archant

A managerial reign began with a 13-0 victory last night.

Declan Rogers is a target for Eynesbury Rovers after impressing in a run-out for them on Monday. Pic

Declan Rogers is a target for Eynesbury Rovers after impressing in a run-out for them on Monday. Picture: CLAIRE HOWES - Credit: Archant

That was the scoreline as Godmanchester Rovers had their first outing under new boss Ollie Drake.

The Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side put a Milton team, who play three levels lower in Kershaw Senior A Division of the Cambs League to the sword in a fixture at Bottisham Village College.

Adam Marriott, who helped Lincoln City to National League title glory last season, hit a first-half hat-trick in a run-out for Rovers.

The striker, who also lists Cambridge United and Stevenage amongst his former clubs, currently dates the sister of Rovers boss Drake and took advantage of the family connection to boost his fitness levels.


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Marriott’s scoring feat was matched by Reece King, while Jack Chandler and Glenn Hodgson both struck twice. Zac Knight-Percival, Joe Furness and Harry Moran were also on target.

“Friendlies are not about results,” said Drake. It’s about team choesion, tempo, intensity, sharpness and gaining match fitness - and the boys showed all of that.”

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St Neots Town were 2-0 winners at Potton in another friendly last night.

Forwards Lewis Wilson and Declan Rogers hit the goals as the Southern League Premier Division side eased past Step 6 opposition.

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