Rovers Hit Back After Poor Start

Ipswich Wanderers 2 Godmanchester Rovers 2 GODMANCHESTER Rovers came back from two goals down to share the spoils with Ipswich Wanderers on Saturday. Wanderers took the lead half way through the first half with a counter-attack. Rovers pressed hard and d

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Godmanchester Rovers 2

GODMANCHESTER Rovers came back from two goals down to share the spoils with Ipswich Wanderers on Saturday.

Wanderers took the lead half way through the first half with a counter-attack.


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Rovers pressed hard and dominated the game but were unable to find an equaliser and went in a goal down at the break.

The home side doubled their lead shortly after the interval with a far post header from a free kick.

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The Bearscroft Lane side did not lose spirit and kept pushing forward, and Steve Thomson scored 20 minutes from time to halve the deficit.

Karl Hurst's men kept pushing forward and Adam King came close for the visitors as they began to take command.

They then equalised 10 minutes from time when Neil Morris scored completing a move that started with several passes from the midfield.

With time left on the clock Rovers could have grabbed a late winner, but some superb saves from the Ipswich goalkeeper kept them out and ensured the points were shared.

"When we were two goals down after 50 minutes we would've taken a point, but after the display we put in then we see it as two points dropped," said Godmanchester Rovers manager Karl Hurst.

"We were controlling the whole game and we went close a few times early on but they caught us on the break.

"We battled back really well and even at 2-0 down had played some of our best football all season and so I was really disappointed for the boys.

"We should've gone on and won the game as it looked like there was only one team in it

"At first I thought it was going to be one of those days but we came back into the game and it's just a shame we couldn't take the three points we deserved."

Rovers next play away at league-leaders Newmarket Town on Boxing Day.

"We're hoping we can go over there and get something and that's what we will be intending to do," said Mr Hurst.

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