Rovers can’t hold on
Ridgeons League Division One Hadleigh 3 Godmanchester Rovers 0 PRESSURE continues to mount on an out-of-sorts Rovers team who have now scored just once in their last six league outings For 70 minutes, Goddy looked equal to the task but the last 20 minute
Ridgeons League Division One
Hadleigh 3 Godmanchester Rovers 0
PRESSURE continues to mount on an out-of-sorts Rovers team who have now scored just once in their last six league outings
For 70 minutes, Goddy looked equal to the task but the last 20 minutes left it yet another disappointing day for Godmanchester as Hadleigh scored three times leaving manager Karly Hurst in philosophical mood.
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"Once again our strength in depth was exposed," he said. "With four players missing including our two strikers we cannot complain because we said at half-time that a draw was our best expectation.
"However, the final score line flattered Hadleigh although they did take their goal opportunities well."
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The first half saw Godmanchester defending well against a side averaging more than two goals per game and although the visitors created few chances they looked comfortable.
However with 20 minutes left they lost concentration and were punished when goalkeeper Gavin Armitage failed to collect a cross and Chris Dennett netted.
It took less than three minutes for the second goal to find the net as Craig Payne found space to slide home.
This seemed to waken the visitors who had a brief spell when they looked the far better team, but the last word went to the home side when Lee Smith was given ample time to pick his spot.
* Rovers travel to Thetford on Saturday.