Relief as Goddy win
Ridgeons League Division One Long Melford 0 Godmanchester Rovers 1 THERE was relief all-round as Godmanchester recorded their first victory since December 8 to keep them well clear of the foot of the table. It was a priceless victory, manager Karly
Ridgeons League Division One
Long Melford 0 Godmanchester Rovers 1
THERE was relief all-round as Godmanchester recorded their first victory since December 8 to keep them well clear of the foot of the table.
"It was a priceless victory," manager Karly Hurst said. "We should have won more convincingly but in the last 10 minutes it was a bit nervy as Melford sought a late equaliser.
"The result should serve as a timely confidence-booster as we go into the last two months of the season."
Melford almost took the lead shortly before half-time when Steve Adams planted a header goalwards but Gavin Armitage had put himself in the right spot to collect easily.
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The second half was an improvement on the first with both sides creating chances but failing to convert.
Paul Bass got on the end of a through ball but screwed his shot wide and Lee Boon narrowly failed to open the scoring when making room at the far post.
The game looked set for a goalless draw but on 71 minutes Melford defender Mark Alder missed the ball when attempting to clear.
Hayden Beasley was quickest to react and nipped in to collect the ball. His attempted shot appeared to have been blocked but the ball took a slight deflection, wrong-footing the goalkeeper and rolling into the net.
In a tense final few minutes Rovers held their nerve and just before the final whistle almost grabbed a second but the home keeper pushed a fine effort from Beasley over the bar.
* Rovers' next league game is at Stowmarket Town on Saturday, March 8.