Norwich United star to meet goal-scoring rival at Godmanchester Rovers

Matt Blake scored the only goal in Norwich United's FA Cup match against Deeping Rangers earlier thi

Matt Blake scored the only goal in Norwich United's FA Cup match against Deeping Rangers earlier this season. Photo: Bill Smith

The two highest scorers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division will face off this evening when champions Norwich United travel to Godmanchester Rovers.

The Planters sealed the Eastern Counties top-tier title earlier this month and need just two points from their final two games to become the first team to reach 100 points in the division since Lowestoft Town in 2009.

Godmanchester are in pole position to finish as runners-up but are 26 points adrift of Norwich – despite having the league's top goal-scorer.

Tom Meechan has scored 32 league goals for Rovers so far this season and has been swapping top spot in the goal-scoring charts with Norwich striker Matt Blake, who has scored 30.

In all competitions the pair have scored even more, Meechan with 48 in 45 games and former Thetford Town striker Blake with 41 in 50.


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That rivalry is renewed in Cambridgeshire tonight (7.45pm kick-off), with the Planters also needing just one goal to make it a century of league goals during their all-conquering season as well.

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