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Godmanchester Rovers
Ipswich Wanderers
Sat 28 Nov 15:00 - League Full time Attendance 40

Bird earns Wanderers point

A superb Rob Bird strike ensured that Wanderers returned back to Suffolk with a deserved point, after a tightly contested encounter.

It was the home side who started strongest, with Hammond being called into action in the 4th minute, saving with his feet to stop the advancing Hall. Godmanchester took the lead in the 12th minute, as Hurst got clear of Ben Hammond on the right to cross low across the 6 yard box, which was prodded into his own net by the stretching Rumens, who was trying to clear while under pressure from Hall.

Although it was Godmanchester who looked more like scoring, Wanderers wasted the best chance of the half just before the break, as Broomfield attempted to divert Bird’s effort goal bound, but responded to fire over from 3 yards.

After a slow start to the second half, Godmanchester came close on 55 minutes, when Hall cut inside Rumens after a long goal kick by Connor, but his bending effort from outside the area hit the outside of the post.

Wanderers began to show more intent in their attacking play during the last 20 minutes and picked up an equaliser with 14 minutes remaining, as Moore’s run down the left wing found Bird, who turned his marker before curling a fantastic 25 yard past Connor and inside the far corner. The visitors should have got another on 81 minutes, but Parnell sliced his effort high and wide after Fike’s weaving run.

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