Melbourn make it 16 unbeaten
PUBLISHED: 09:42 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 May 2010
Godmanchester Rovers Res 1 Melbourn 3 MELBOURN extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 16 games with a win which sent them into the quarter finals of the Creake Shield. It was a tense affair on the soggy Godmanchester pitch and the first half b
Godmanchester Rovers Res 1 Melbourn 3
MELBOURN extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 16 games with a win which sent them into the quarter finals of the Creake Shield.
It was a tense affair on the soggy Godmanchester pitch and the first half began with Melbourn looking a little rusty after the extended Christmas break.
Neither team was able to hit the back of the net in the first half, although Godmanchester did go close towards the end when they twice hit the woodwork.
Melbourn failed to create any clear chances themselves and the half was epitomised by Michael Wagstaff's booking which owed more to frustration than being out-played.
The second half was a different kettle of fish with Ben Fox, on for Wagstaff, bringing an immediate burst of energy to the Melbourn midfield and in the first couple of minutes he carved forward towards the Godmanchester box and played Andrew Morris in.
Morris was unceremoniously chopped down and Andrew Gray slotted the penalty rebound home having had his own spot kick saved.
The lead was short lived though as Godmanchester equalised five minutes later when Melbourn failed to clear a cross.
Melbourn's superior fitness showed and with 20 minutes to go Ashley Bryan hit a deep free kick into the box and the keeper fumbled the ball under pressure from Kris Watters only for it to drop to Jason Gray who hammered it home.
With 10 minutes to go super-sub Fox slotted the third after a Watters deft flick set Morris free and as he got to the by-line in the box he pulled back to the determined Fox who scored the final goal.
Melbourn encountered little difficulty in the remaining minutes and managed to see the game out to progress into the semi-finals where they will play host to Great Shelford Reserves on Saturday, February 14.
The winner of that tie will face either Sutton United or Wisbech St Mary in the Creake Shield final.
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