Godalming overcame Blue Square South side Staines Town 2-1, courtesy of goals from Johhny Dyer and Sean Latimer. Dyer put Godalming 1-0 up after the Staines keeper Jack Turner was caught in no-mans land. Staines eqaulised just before half time when Boyle crossed low for Worsfield, who tapped into the empty net from a yard out.
Godalming took the lead on the hour mark, when clever play from Darren Wheeler led to a cross which was acrobatically converted by Sean Latimer. Kyle Merson made a good save for Godalming late on, as the hosts held firm to clinch another encouraging pre-season victory.
Gs XI: Merson, D.Smith(Broome), Foulser (Simeone), Hollis, Lake, McClurg, Cooper, W.Harris (Short), Wheeler, S.Harris (Read), Dyer (Latimer).
Godalming drew 1-1 with Ryman Premier side Met. Police at Wey Court, as they continue their pre-season campaign. The Gs had the best of the opening period, with Scott Harris having a header disallowed, before forcing a smart reaction stop from the Met keeper. The visitors best chance came when they hit the crossbar from a header.
The Gs took the lead when Johhny Dyer found space in the penalty area to hit a left footed shot into the top corner. Met Police equalised with 7 minutes remaining, with Rodney Chiweshe making two good saves after this to ensure the scores remained level.
Godalming face Blue Square South side Staines Town at Wey Court on Saturday, kick off 3pm.
Gs XI: Chiweshe, Harrison, Foulser (D.Smith), Hollis, Lake (Broome), Edwards, McClurg (Cooper), Wheeler, Palmer, Dyer, S.Harris (Latimer).
An impressive performance from the Gs in their second game of pre-season saw them run out 7-0 winners against Combined Counties Premier side Sandhurst.
Sandhurst, who fielded two different teams in each half, were 1-0 down in the opening minutes via a Johnny Dyer lob. Despite having the majority of the play, Godalming failed to add to the scoreline in the first half. They did however have their shooting boots on in the second half. Scott Harris put the Gs 2-0 up, and then Harris made it 3 soon after when Sean Latimer set up Harris for a simple finish. Debutant Jack Broome made it 4 with a low free kick which found the bottom corner of the net. Jon Palmer added a fifth, and Darren Wheeler grabbed a quick brace to make it 7.
Godalming return to Wey Court in their next friendly, where Ryman Premier side Metropolitan Police are the visitors. Kick off 7.45pm.
Pre-season got off to a winning start as Godalming defeated Hellenic League side Marlow 4-3 on a 3G pitch at Aldershot. Marlow took the lead in the first half after a powerful free kick from out wide found it’s way into the back of the net. The Gs equalised on the stroke of half time when Darren Wheeler chipped in from a tight angle. 30 seconds into the second half an innocuous challenge saw a Marlow player taken off in an ambulance with a suspected broken leg. Everyone at Godalming wishes him a speedy recovery. Marlow took the lead soon after, but Wes Harrison equalised with a 25 yard strike into the bottom corner. Trialist Sean Latimer then gave Godalming the lead with an acrobatic finish, and Paul Harkness then scored the Gs fourth after a good cross from Wheeler. Marlow pulled one back with not long left.
Tuesday’s friendly against Sandhurst will now be played at the 3g pitch in Aldershot, instead of at Sandhurst’s ground. Directions to Aldershot Garrison here.