Rovers prove their point in encouraging Thetford show
Ridgeons League Division One Thetford 2 Godmanchester Rovers 2 ROVERS picked up their first league point since Christmas and almost nicked all three through Paul Bass minutes from time. Manager Karly Hurst said that the point was very welcome but there w
Ridgeons League Division One
Thetford 2 Godmanchester Rovers 2
ROVERS picked up their first league point since Christmas and almost nicked all three through Paul Bass minutes from time.
Manager Karly Hurst said that the point was very welcome but there was a more important outcome for his side.
"Confidence has been low with several matches lost narrowly when we have deserved some reward," he said. "The draw may give the lads the boost they need against a very good Thetford side."
There are still 42 points to be won this season and Rovers need just three to beat last year's total of a meagre 22 points.
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If they can repeat the type of display and commitment shown against Thetford they will certainly get well past last year's mark.
The game could not have started better for Goddy, who took the lead after nine minutes.
From a corner by Stephen Hurst, Rob Stamper climbed highest to power a header down to the waiting Hayden Beasley. He found enough room to slide the ball home.
The play was fairly even for long spells, with few clear cut chances but the home side snatched the equaliser with less than 10 minutes of the half remaining. A looping header found its way into the back of the net and it was all to play for in the second half.
It took the home side only two minutes to find their way through the visitors' defence after the break. A Thetford attack found the Rovers defence hesitant and Andrew Wood fired a shot past the exposed goalkeeper.
Over recent weeks this may have signalled a capitulation but Godmanchester plugged away and 13 minutes from time were rewarded when Chris Hyem slipped a neat through pass to find Bass, and he netted with a low shot.
* Saffron Walden are Saturday's visitors to Bearscroft Lane.