Plenty in reserves as Rovers prevail
Godmanchester Rovers Res 4 St Ives Rangers 3 ALTHOUGH it has been a tough season for the Godmanchester Rovers first team, the reserves were on song in the Junior Cup Final. The result avenged two defeats for Goddy in recent years and the side were lifted
Godmanchester Rovers Res 4 St Ives Rangers 3
ALTHOUGH it has been a tough season for the Godmanchester Rovers first team, the reserves were on song in the Junior Cup Final.
The result avenged two defeats for Goddy in recent years and the side were lifted by an excellent turnout at Jubilee Park, Huntingdon.
Rovers went ahead on 15 minutes when 16-year-old captain Stephen Hurst netted a penalty but St Ives soon battled back to take a 2-1 lead into the interval.
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Godmanchester upped their game after the break and Stuart Woods was on hand to equalise after a Lee Houghton volley had hit the post.
It seemed Goddy were gaining the upper hand and it proved so when Lee Hazel netted the third goal on 70 minutes.
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However, Rangers never gave up and pulled level again on 87 minutes to send the game into extra time.
Rovers dug deep and their youth gave them the edge against St Ives, with Hazel scoring his second to secure the win from 25 yards.
Managers Steve Alexander and Tony Jeffries looked on proudly as Hurst lifted the trophy for Rovers.