Rovers clinch league in six-goal nailbiter

A NAILBITING game ended with Godmanchester Rovers U16s clinching the league title at Haverhill rivals Parkside 2000. Rovers began the game nervously and struggled to get to grips with the opposition, falling behind after 10 minutes. The goal galvanised Go

A NAILBITING game ended with Godmanchester Rovers U16s clinching the league title at Haverhill rivals Parkside 2000.

Rovers began the game nervously and struggled to get to grips with the opposition, falling behind after 10 minutes.

The goal galvanised Goddy and after 20 minutes Tommy Crofts blasted home an equaliser following a goalmouth scramble.

Ten minutes before half-time a deep corner from Stephen Hurst was met by the head of Jack Holt, who steered his effort into the net.


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Parkside equalised from a corner with 15 minutes to go but goals from Alex Carson and another from Crofts sealed the match for Rovers.

Rovers end the season as league champions, with 14 wins and three draws from their 18 matches.

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