Spot of bother as Godmanchester Rovers go out of the FA Cup

Godmanchester striker James Hall saw a penalty saved in their FA Cup exit.

Godmanchester striker James Hall saw a penalty saved in their FA Cup exit. - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester Rovers crashed out of the FA Cup yesterday.

Rovers were thumped 4-1 by Yaxley in a preliminary round tie as the two teams met in a knockout competition for the fifth time in the last 13 months.

Top-scorer James Hall saw a first-half penalty saved when the game was still goalless and the hosts took command in the second period.

Rovers eventually found the net in stoppage time when Luke Seaber-Shinn struck for the fourth time in three games, but it was way too little, far too late.

St Neots Town had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw at Weymouth in the Southern League Premier Division.


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Former Godmanchester goal-machine Tom Meechan fired St Neots ahead with his ninth goal of the season, but the hosts hit back with a couple of minutes remaining.

Another former Godmanchester player in fine scoring form is Matt Bannister.

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He struck for the fourth time in three games to earn Eynesbury a 1-0 victory over Desborough in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Huntingdon remain rooted to the foot of the Premier Division table.

Town suffered a 7-2 loss at Sleaford yesterday. Jordan Brockett did briefly have them on level terms midway through the first half while Luke Young hit their second goal.

St Neots Saints are another team who saw their wait for a first victory of the season continue.

Dan Hobbs fired them into an early lead and Dan Lewis struck an equaliser early in the second half, but they went down 4-2 to Lutterworth in Division One.

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