Rovers Record Second Successive Victory

Saturday 19 April Ridgeons League Division One Godmanchester Rovers 3 Great Yarmouth 2 A SECOND good performance in five days leaves Godmanchester set to end their season on a high. Having seen off county rivals March Town United 2-1 on Tuesday night, Rov

Saturday 19 April

Ridgeons League Division One

Godmanchester Rovers 3 Great Yarmouth 2

A SECOND good performance in five days leaves Godmanchester set to end their season on a high.


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Having seen off county rivals March Town United 2-1 on Tuesday night, Rovers recorded back-to-back wins for only the second time this season.

A gutsy performance from Karly Hurst's men saw them gain revenge for a narrow defeat at Yarmouth in November.

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Despite the end-to-end nature of the game, Rovers always looked in control and a second Yarmouth goal in the final minute was more than the visitors had deserved.

"It was an excellent all-round performance," said Hurst. "We felt we deserved the luck and we probably got it today but we had the man of the match in Rob Stamper, who was outstanding in defence."

The opening goal after 15 minutes came from a fine pass by Chris Hyem, picking out debutant Lee Hazel and he made no mistake with an accurate finish.

Yarmouth responded seven minutes later, creating a good goal for Mark Thompson to level the scores, but three minutes before half time the home side had regained the lead.

Paul Bass began the move winning the ball on the edge of his own area, after laying the ball off he continued a strong run three-quarters the length of the pitch to pick up a return pass from Hazel to score.

Rovers had seen promising positions evaporate in previous games but were in no mood after the break to give any ground to the visitors.

With six minutes left Stamper broke up a Yarmouth attack and his shrewd early pass released Bass, who outstripped the defence to claim his second goal of the match. Yarmouth's second goal in the final minute, also from Thompson, was only a thinly-veiled consolation for the visitors.

In the week, goals from Lee Boon and Simon Osbourne handed Rovers a 2-1 win against March.

Rovers visit lowly Fakenham on Saturday in a bid to make it three from three.

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