Rovers Lose Despite Performance
Ridgeons League Division One Gorleston 1 Godmanchester 0 THE long journey to Gorleston may have been fruitless from a Rovers point of view, but manager Karly Hurst labelled his side s display as the best of the season. Rovers faced an in-form Gorleston
Ridgeons League Division One
Gorleston 1 Godmanchester 0
THE long journey to Gorleston may have been fruitless from a Rovers point of view, but manager Karly Hurst labelled his side's display as the best of the season.
Rovers faced an in-form Gorleston side who had lost only twice since the turn of the year and who are mounting a determined attempt to win back their Ridgeons League Premier Division status.
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This victory lifted them to fifth in the table, just four points from the third promotion position and they were greatly relieved to win this game with a scrambled goal three minutes into stoppage time added on by the referee.
Without striker Paul Bass, who was suspended, the visitors lacked a cutting edge in the final third of the field and with little to chose between the teams the visitors needed someone to latch on to the three or four chances they created in each half to pull off an outstanding result.
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In turn, the home side also missed their share of chances and the game looked likely to end in stalemate which would have represented a great effort by Goddy.
But like so often this season fate delivered its fatal blow at a time when there was no way back for Godmanchester.
The Gorleston goal came from a dubious free kick and when the cross was not cleared, Peter Lambert scrambled the ball into the net from close range only just allowing enough stoppage time for the match to be restarted.
Now with eight matches left, three of which are against clubs below them in the league table, Godmanchester will be hoping that they can find the back of the net enough times to keep themselves above the four clubs below them.
n Rovers welcome Tiptree United to Bearscroft Lane on Saturday and Hadleigh United on Tuesday, with an 8pm kick-off.