One win and one loss over Easter but Godmanchester Rovers are eyeing up top six
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GODMANCHESTER Rovers won one and lost one over the Easter weekend – but joint manager Nev Nania thought his team could have picked up all six points from their games against Mildenhall Town and Wisbech Town.
On Saturday, they went to Mildenhall and were brilliant, beating the Suffolk side 2-1 with Paul Bass and Charlie Bowen on the score sheet. Then, on Easter Monday, they welcomed title challengers Wisbech to Bearscroft Lane, but lost 2-0 with both goals coming in the final 11 minutes.
“Wisbech are one of the favourites for the title and on reflection we are not that far away from being one of the contenders for the top place next season,” said Nania.
“However, with seven games of the season remaining in the next three weeks, the target to consolidate in the top eight is still relaistic and a possible top-six finish is also possible if we can win our games in hand over Mildenhall and Walsham-le-Willows.”
Mildenhall goalkeeper Josh Pope saved his team from a drubbing with Goddy playing some of their best football of the season in Mildenhall. He saved an early Joe Furness shot and dealt with further chances for Mike Hyem, Bass, James Hall and Jon Hall. Jon Hall also hit the crossbar twice before Andy Wood scored from the penalty spot to give the home side an underserved 1-0 lead.
In the second half, Bass hit the bar again with Pope making two more excellent saves before Bass curled a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner. In the 50th minute, Bowen headed in the winner from a James Hall cross.
But Goddy’s long unbeaten run came to an end two days later when they held Wisbech for 79 minutes but gifted the Fenmen the lead through an unlucky Tom Moran deflection before Matt Lunn tapped home an easy chance four minutes later.
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Meanwhile, Goddy are having a players’ reunion open day at the club on Saturday April 27 when they play Walsham-le-Willows. General manager Karly Hurst is encouraging former players and lapsed fans to turn up for the game and bring any Goddy memoribelia they might have.
“We are looking to make it a real day for the people of Goddy,” he said.