Fakenham Town 1 Godmanchester Rovers 6
MoM: Mike Hyem (Goddy Rovers)
Goals: Hyem 4, Spark 2
A second half Mikey Hyem masterclass saw us get back to league action with an emphatic 6 goal blitz of relegation haunted Fakenham.
In a wind that threatened to kill any flowing football, we showed our quality in a second half energy packed performance that had it not been for some excellent stops from the home keeper, we could have got into double figures. After 10 minutes Hyem struck a post, Yambasu found SPARK from the rebound and Tom curled a delicious effort into the top right corner.
Ten minutes later we were caught playing out at the back and punished with an excellent low drive that flew in off the far post giving Niall no chance.
Hyem had a header hit the side netting and Conroy produced a brilliant save , tipping a 25 yard bullet over the bar.
We soon regained the lead when Diaper tricked his way into the box and was upended for a penalty. MICKY HYEM smashed the penalty into the roof of the net to give us the lead we deserved.
However , playing into the teeth of the wind the home side nearly equalised. A long throw found its way to Gilchrists feet who hit an instinctive effort which Conroy somehow diverted around the post for a corner.
At half time we talked about playing through the thirds when in possession to stop the wind effecting our quality, but also pressing when out of possession to keep the home side locked in their own territory.
We got the perfect start when HYEM won and brilliantly curled a free kick into the top right corner of the net on 50 minutes. And it got even better a minute later when the home keeper dropped the ball inexplicably at the feet of TOM SPARK who couldn’t believe his luck and stroked the ball into an unguarded net from 6 yards.
From here we smelt blood and created chance after chance with the lively John Yambasu nearly opening his account on 3 occasions , only to be denied by some excellent keeping.
Hyem also tested the home custodian before curling another free kick into the net for his hat trick. And on 80 minutes he produced a typically brilliant run, selling a skilful dummy before drinking the ball home for his 4th and our 6th of a very pleasing afternoon.
Next week we go to champions Norwich for the acid test, and given what happened at ours in December, it threatens to be a cracking game.
See you at the far post