Super-sub Hurst hits late winner for Godmanchester

FA Vase - First Qualifying Round Hadleigh 0 Godmanchester Rovers 1 SUPER-SUB Jamie Hurst earned Godmanchester a place in the second qualifying round with a last-minute winner at Hadleigh. Manager Karly Hurst praised his side s performance, picking out goa

FA Vase - First Qualifying Round

Hadleigh 0 Godmanchester Rovers 1

SUPER-SUB Jamie Hurst earned Godmanchester a place in the second qualifying round with a last-minute winner at Hadleigh.

Manager Karly Hurst praised his side's performance, picking out goalkeeper Gavin Armitage and Lee Boon as star players.


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Rovers were missing four players through unavailability but welcomed back Rob Stamper to the heart of defence.

The visitors started well and began to pressure the defence of their Ridgeons League rivals and both Paul Bass and Boon went close.

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Armitage had to be alert just before the break when he tipped a drive over the bar to keep the scores level at half-time.

After the break, Rovers were unfortunate when Jose Andre's effort came back off a post after good work from John Brierley and Boon again went close.

The game seemed to be heading for extra time when Boon collected a Seb Cameron throw-in and fed Hurst, who launched an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

Karly Hurst said: "It was a great team performance and the lads who came in did themselves and the team proud. We played very well."

Goddy's victory will earn them £500 from the Football Association. They will face United Counties League Premier Division side Holbeach United in the second qualifying round later this month.

Rovers welcome Stowmarket Town to Bearscroft Lane on Saturday for a home fixture and travel to Cambridgeshire rivals March Town United on Tuesday.

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