Felixstowe & Walton United 2 Godmanchester Rovers 1 match report - Miles Powell cracker wins it for Seasiders
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Thurlow Premier Felixstowe & Walton United 2 Godmanchester Rovers 1 A stunning 85th minute strike from Miles Powell secured the Seasiders third straight league win, but this was no easy ride against youthful, hard working visitors who stretched the home side on several occasions.
Powell’s strike added to his 16th minute opener to make it four in a week for the front man, following on from his brace at Stanway on Tuesday and leaves the Goldstar ground side one of just three teams with a 100 % start to the season.
Peachey, in the visitors’ goal, had denied Matthews a minute earlier, pushing away his low shot that looked destined for the bottom corner of the net, and again palmed away Powell’s initial attempt but the front man kept his cool and fired the loose ball into the roof of the visitors’ net.
The home side had controlled the game up to that point, but the visitors began to show more urgency in their play, picking up a couple of yellow cards for some spicy challenges before pulling themselves level just after the half hour.
It was almost a goal from nowhere with play contained in midfield, but a sloppy pass from the home side was intercepted by Russ Munro 30 yards from goal and his first time effort flew past stand in ‘keeper Floyd Croll.
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The equaliser lifted the visitors, and for half an hour they had the better of the exchanges without really threatening Croll’s goal, and the home side had to show some resilience to keep them at bay before regaining the initiative in the last twenty minutes as the clock ran down.
Godmanchester looked happy to settle for a share of the points while the Seasiders, urged on by another healthy crowd, went in search of a winner.
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It came from a piece of individual magic from Powell, who collected substitute Stuart Boardley’s throw in before cheekily flicking it over Munro’s head and then volleying an unstoppable shot past Peachey from the edge of the area - it was a strike worthy of winning any game of football, and secured all three points for the home side.