Godmanchester Rovers off and running thanks to FA Cup success
12th August 2019
Godmanchester Rovers kick-started their season by earning FA Cup success last Sunday.
Ollie Drake's side made progress in the famous competition courtesy of a 3-2 triumph at Northampton outfit ON Chenecks in the extra preliminary round.
And the Rovers chief was delighted to see his side prevail after suffering back-to-back defeats in their opening two Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division matches of the new campaign.
"It was all about the result on Sunday," said Drake. "And I wasn't too worried about how we got it."
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The magic of the F.A Cup, five goals, pouring rain and an Air Ambulance. Just another routine Sunday afternoon in Northampton.
EMIRATES F.A CUP – EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND
O.N CHENECKS (1) 2 v GODMANCHESTER ROVERS (1) 3
Chenecks; Burrows 8 Diamond 88
Godmanchester; Hall 32 Munro 63 Dawkin 78
A decent crowd turned out at Billing Road despite the almost torrential rain that decided to drench everyone half an hour before the kick-off and was to continue right up until the 60th minute mark.
The game kicked-off in pouring rain and Godmanchester were quick to settle with Jack Chandler causing problems down the right channel. They had got the ball into the box a few times in the early stages with Chandler’s whipped ball skidding across the face of goal just ahead of James Hall’s slide the most dangerous. On 8 minutes though Chenecks finally mounted an attack and good play in the box on the right saw a low ball played across keeper Niall Conroy and Nathan Burrows slid in to turn the ball home from less than a yard out. Against the run of play but Chenecks were one-up.
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