Felixstowe & Walton make it three away wins on the bounce with big win at Godmanchester Rovers
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Godmanchester 0 Felixstowe & Walton 4
This was the Seasiders’ third consecutive long away trip in the league, and the management will be happy to have added a nine-point maximum from the trips to an already impressive total, bolstered by their growing band of travelling supporters who made up well over half the 120 plus crowd at Bearscroft Lane, writes Phil Griffiths.
It might well have ended differently, had Godmanchester made the most of a sixth minute opening with Felixstowe still coming to terms with a difficult swirling wind in their faces, but Danny Crump produced a magnificent save, to turn Chris Hyem’s goal-bound effort away for a corner, and as the visitors got into their stride, the outcome looked to be going only one way taking control of the game after the break with the wind at their backs.
Miles Powell ended a neat build-up through the middle with a comprehensive finish in the 10th minute to open the scoring, and Peachey produced an excellent stop to deny Felixstowe’s top scorer from grabbing his second of the game two minutes later.
Callum Bennett made a goal-line clearance to turn away Mike Hyem’s dangerous cross on a rare raid from the home side as the first half drew to a close, and Crump was again in action to block Mackay’s headers at the far post a minute later, with the big defender heading behind for a goal-kick with his second attempt.
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Having made a couple of stops in the first 45 minutes, Crump turned provider immediately after the break, claiming an assist as he found Scott Chaplin with a wind assisted long kick in the 46th minute, Chaplin lifting the ball over Peachey for the second, under pressure from Tom Moran.
Powell needed no assist with the goal of the day as he curled a 25-yard free kick over the wall and into the top corner of Peachey’s net for the third, but the Seasiders ‘keeper again turned provider with another long kick that the tireless Jordan Matthews chased down, beating both Moran and Peachey to the ball, then rounding the ‘keeper to slot home the fourth.
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It gives the Seasiders an 18-point lead at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier, with Brantham, who won at 2-0 at Histon, moving into second place – a fine effort from Michael Brothers’ side.