|Turnstile and Gateman|
The Charity started its work in a small house in North London over 80 years ago which gradually became too small for the necessary work of the organisation. A small pig farm in Hertfordshire was purchased in 1954 to take on the increasing amount of dogs and cats being brought in and provided the charity with improved facilities to house the animals. Eventually in 1984 52 acres of farmland was bought in Godmanchester to expand further the work of the animal welfare organisation. All three of the Wood Green sites have grown and developed enormously over the last 80 years and have helped to set national standards in animal welfare across the Country.
The Bearscroft Lane ground is situated on the southern edge of Godmanchester. Facilities are basic but perfectly adequate for this level of senior football. There is limited covered accommodation; the only seating being a token bench.
Godmanchester Rovers are currently bottom of the Eastern Counties League Division One, having won only 5 games this season. However, they do have games in hand over the teams immediately above them. In contrast, visitors Haverhill Rovers are in 2nd place, looking for promotion to the Premier Division.
Although starting brightly, Haverhill struggled to make their superiority count. They did score a first half goal but a determined home performance ensured a nervous time for the visitors and with a bit more self belief the home side could have grabbed a point.
In the closing moments of the match an off the ball incident saw the Haverhill Number 11 sprawled out clutching his jaw. The Pieman, like most, had followed the ball, but a linesman called the referee over and the resultant red card reduced the home side to 10 men.
Programme: with admission
Eagle Bitter: £2
Fanta : 70p