Monthly Archives: August 2011

Godalming Town 0-2 Whyteleafe


Godalming fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Whyteleafe, with both goals coming in the first half and the Gs reduced to ten men early on.


Godalming started the game brightly, with Wheeler causing the ‘leafe defence problems with his pace and trickery. A defensive error then allowed Whyteleafe striker Jay Garrick through to score one on one with Norris. Whyteleafe were then awarded a penalty when Damien Smith brought down the ‘leafe striker, and Smith received his marching orders due to being the last man. Whyteleafe Captain Fred Fleming fired the spot kick down the middle of the goal, but Norris saved well with his feet. Whyteleafe grabbed their second on 39 minutes, and went into half time with a two goal lead.


Ten man Godalming battled to reduce the deficit, but could not break through the Whyteleafe defence in the second half.


Next up is Wimborne Town away in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Walton & Hersham 1-2 Godalming Town



Godalming grabbed a thoroughly deserved three points at Stompond Lane on Saturday, after going a goal down in the second half.


The Gs welcomed back striker Dan Read, and immediately Read was a menace to the Swans defence, causing problems with his chasing and harrying. Godalming were the better side in a half which contained few real chances, although the Gs did lose Wes Harrison midway through the half through injury.


Walton started the second half strongly, and grabbed a goal after Jamie Norris palmed out a looping cross, but the rebound was volleyed home. Godalming had a good shout for a penalty when a Walton defender apparently handled in the box, but the referee decided otherwise.  Godalming came close afterwards, fist through Darren Wheeler and then through George Short, but neither could find the back of the net. The Gs were rewarded for their hard work when substitute Jon Palmer flicked the ball past Williams in the 83rd minute for the equaliser. Things got even better when deep into the fourth minute of injury time a long Guy Hollis throw was cleared, only to reach Antonio Simeone who volleyed the ball back into the goalmouth, allowing Jon Palmer to finish for his second of the game and the winner.


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Worthing 4-0 Godalming Town


Godalming were beaten 4-0  at the A2b Stadium last night by Worthing. The Gs, who were missing strikers Gav Smith, Scott Harris and Dan Read started with Wes Harrison up front, Jon Palmer came in to replace the injured Brett Cooper, and George Short replaced Simon Dunn.


Worthing took the lead after only 11 minutes, when Tom Lawley finished past Norris from 15 yards. The Sussex side doubled their lead after 25 minutes after Manton squared the ball for Brotherton, who finished from 12 yards. The Gs best chance of the half came when Ryan Lake’s header was well saved by Alan Mansfield. Worthing were awarded a penalty at the end of the half, when Lake fouled Brotherton, but Jamie Norris saved the penalty down to his right.


After a disappointing first half, Godalming started the second half much brighter, and Jon Palmer could have halved the deficit, but his volley went the wrong side of the post. Palmer had a similar chance soon after, but was well blocked by the Worthing defender. Worthing got their third with ten minutes left, through Steve Metcalf, and their fourth came in stoppage time through substitute Mark Pulling.


The Gs travel to Stompond  Lane on Saturday to face Walton & Hersham, kick off 3pm.


Godalming: Jamie Norris, Guy Hollis, Ryan Lake, Damien Smith, Adam Foulser (capt), George Short, Wes Harrison, Jamie McClurg, Jon Palmer, Darren Wheeler, Ben Edwards. Subs: Dan Simmonds, Antonio Simeone, Neil Baker, Charlie Dukes.




Godalming 0-0 Kingstonian


The final game of pre-season saw Godalming draw 0-0 at home with Ryman Premier side Kingstonian. Godalming started the livelier of the two sides, and tested the Ks defence with a number of corners. McClurg and Wheeler also came close in the first half, but neither side could break the deadlock.


The second half was much of the same, with both defences looking solid.


Godalming now look to next saturday, when they will entertain Ryman South newcomers Hythe Town in the first league game of the season.

Basingstoke 5-1 Godalming Town


The penultimate game of pre-season saw the Gs travel to Blue Square South side Basingstoke Town. A well worked free-kick allowed Darren Wheeler to finish well from a tight angle to give Godalming the lead after ten minutes. It was all level 5 minutes later when Adam Foulser headed into his own net. Nathan Smart gave the hosts the lead only a minute later, when he tapped home from a cross from the left.


Basingstoke made 8 changes it half time, and it would be the fresh legs that would prove key in the end. Delano Sam-Yorke scored Baskingstoke’s third on 55 minutes, and ten minutes later it was 4 when Little found the corner from the edge of the area. Basingstoke’s fifth came after 67 minutes, when McAuley expertly lobbed Asen Agov from 2o yards.


Godalming’s final game of pre-season comes this Saturday, when Ryman Premier side Kingstonian visit Wey Court. Kick off 3pm.

Godalming Town 3-5 Guildford City


Guildford retained the CHASE cup after an entertaining 5-3 win. Godalming capitalised on a good start when Darren Wheeler’s cross was well finished by Jamie McClurg on ten minutes. Guildford hit back soon after when Jaydon Gibbs lobbed stand-in keeper Chris Baker. Guildford took the lead just before half time, when Gibbs scored after a scramble.


Dan Moody and Luke Bradnick took City to a 4-1 lead, but Scott Harris pulled one back for the Gs after finishing a one on one, and Dan Read pulled it back to 4-3 after a close range finish. City settled the match when Bradnick fired past Baker late on.


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