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.
Full Match Report at theucl.co.uk
Losing start for Godmanchester Rovers as they don’t their chances
5th August 2019
Drake saw his side beaten 2-1 at newly-promoted Swaffham Town - the reigning First Division North champions - in a Saturday curtain-raiser.
Rovers fell behind after just three minutes but levelled early in the second half as James Hall grabbed the first goal of his latest spell with the club.
But Drake's men were made to pay for allowing a number of other chances to go begging as Swaffham struck again midway through the second period to clinch the points.
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