Godalming won 3-2 at Combined Counties side Chessington & Hook in the Surrey Senior Cup, on a sodden pitch which didn’t produce a particularly attractive game.
Town carried their form from Saturday into the first 20 minutes and looked likely to score early on. However the hosts slowly got back into the game and created a few chances. Godalming took the lead when Scott Harris finished from close range after Dan Read’s effort had come back off the post.
Godalming had a few chances to double the lead in the second half and saw Dan Read’s sharp finish ruled out for offside. Chessington were looking more dangerous though and equalised with 20 minutes remaining. Gs took ten minutes to regain the lead when Read hit the bar and Simeone produced a great finish to make it 2-1. Chessington equalised shortly afterwards though with a low shot into the corner but Darren Wheeler won the game in the 90th minute with a 30 yard dribble and then a composed finish.
Godalming welcome Slough Town to Wey Court this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
A dominant display from Godalming saw them run out 5-1 winners at Ashford Town. The Gs started the game brightly, and were rewarded for this start when a left wing cross from Darren Wheeler was met by Johnnie Dyer, who headed past former Gs keeper Kyle Merson in the 9th minute. Dan Read then went close for Godalming, whilst Jake Somerville tipped away a powerful drive from Ashford’s Alex Duffy.
Dyer doubled Godalming’s lead in the 56th minute, against heading home from a Wheeler cross. Ashford pulled one back in the 68th minute, when a looping cross was deflected in. A few minutes later Somerville pulled of a great reaction save, sticking a hand to stop what looked a certain goal. Johnnie Dyer settled the Gs nerves in the 77th minute, when he scrambled the ball in after a back post header from Adam Foulser. A slice of luck saw Godalming go 4-1 up, after Merson had saved well from Warren Harris, the ball rebounded off the incoming Ashford defender and into the net. Warren Harris put the icing on the cake in the final minute, ghosting in at the back post to head into the net.
Godalming travel to Chessington & Hook on Tuesday in the Surrey Senior Cup, before welcoming Slough Town to Wey Court on Saturday.
Godalming lost their place at the top of the league after a 3-1 defeat at home to AFC Hayes. The visitors took the lead in the 8th minute when the pacey Tony Mendy rounded Gs stand in keeper Tom McNeill and finished into the empty net. Mendy then scored a similar goal ten minutes later to give Hayes a 2-0 lead.
Darren Wheeler converted a 58th minute penalty after Warren Harris had been fouled to make it 2-1, and then the visitors were reduced to ten after a tackle from Jack Buckle. Tony Mendy completed his hatrick in the 74th minute to complete the scoring, despite Godalming throwing numbers into the box late on.
A second half turnaround saw Godalming overcome Thatcham Town to claim three points at Wey Court. The visitors took an early lead, and then did a good job of stifling Godalming’s attempts at an equaliser. Scott Harris had an effort well blocked by former Gs defender Damien Smith, whilst Dan Read also went close.
Scott Harris pulled the Gs level after a free kick bounced invitingly for him to volley past the Thatcham keeper. The Gs found what proved to be the winner in the 61st minute, when a Warren Harris cross was headed home by Antonio Simeone, for his second goal in as many games. Godalming saw out the final 30 minutes with little threat from the visitors, who had two men sent off in the final minutes, the first for a lunge on Jake Somerville, and the second for dissent following the decision.
Godalming welcome AFC Hayes to Wey Court this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
A comfortable victory against Leighton Town saw Godalming retain their place at the top of the table. Godalming were missing captain Adam Foulser through illness, but welcomed the Antonio Simeone back from suspension. The Gs were ahead after 7 minutes, when a Darren Wheeler cross was put in the back of the net by a Leighton defender. Warren Harris doubled Godalming’s lead 5 minutes later with a powerful effort from the edge of the area, and it was 3-0 in the 17th minute when Ryan Lake volleyed in from a corner. The home side pulled a goal back in soon after, but a powerful header from Antonio Simeone in the 30th minute restored the Gs 3 goal cushion.
The second half contained very little goalmouth action, with the best chance of the half falling to Dan Read, whose point blank effort was well saved by the Leighton keeper.
Godalming face Thatcham Town at Wey Court this Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm.