THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Godmanchester Rovers in seventh heaven after second-half goal spree

Charlie Bowen scored for Godmanchester Rovers.

Charlie Bowen scored for Godmanchester Rovers. - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester made light of the absences of three attacking players to continue their winning streak.

Rovers produced a second-half scoring spree to record a seventh successive Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division success when triumphing 3-0 at Gorleston.

They edged ahead through an own goal as a Lloyd Groves header was helped into the net by a home player.

Recent arrival Luke Brown doubled the advantage with his first Goddy goal before Charlie Brown spectacularly sealed victory late on.

“We did very well on a day when we had some important players missing,” said boss Matt Clements, who was without Micky Hyem and Austen Diaper, who were both away, and John Yambasu, due to a family bereavement.

“We had to be patient and we got our rewards in the second half to keep the good run going.

“It was also a terrific response after having our pants pulled down in midweek.”

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Clements is referring to a Hunts Senior Cup semi-final drubbing at the hands of United Counties League side Eynesbury Rovers.

Holders Goddy bowed out of the county competition with a whimper as they crashed 4-0 and the exit was followed by a long inquest.

“We had a very frank discussion in the dressing room afterwards,” added Clements. “The performance was nowhere near the standard we expected and the players were the first to admit that.

“What was said will stay in-house but they bounced back, as they have usually done after a disappointing performance and result.”