Monthly Archives: December 2012

Northwood 1-2 Godalming Town

 

A hard fought victory on a difficult pitch saw Godalming leave Chestnut Avenue with all three points. The home side took the lead after 13 minutes, when Brad Hewitt fired in from12 yards, after a previous effort had been well blocked byAntonio Simeone. Godalming fought back, and were nearly level when a Northwood defender diverted the ball onto his own crossbar. Scott Harris then had a golden chance to equalise, but put his close range effort over the crossbar. Northwood won a penalty just before half time, when Adam Foulser fouled in the area. Romaine Walker stepped up but his weak penalty was easily saved by stand-in keeper Asen Agov.

 

The Gs didn’t waste time in grabbing an equaliser, as just 14 seconds into the second half, Scott Harris headed Godalming level. Harris met a cross from the right, and his header looped over keeper James Reading into the net. It was Godalming’s turn to be awarded a penalty with 15 minutes left, when a Northwood defender handled in the box. Jack Broome stepped up to take the penalty, but fired his effort over the bar. Five minutes later Jamie McClurg found space in the right hand side of the penalty area, and struck a powerful shot which Reading got hands to, but could not stop from going into the net. The drama however was not over. In the dying seconds the home side crossed from the right hand side, and after initially hitting the bar the ball found its way into the net. Northwood celebrations were cut short when they saw the linesman had his flag raised for a handball, and their over the top protestations saw player-manager Mark Burgess receive a red card.

 

Godalming travel to Burnham next Saturday, before welcoming Guildford City to Wey Court on Boxing Day, 3pm.

 

Godalming XI: Agov, Broome, Foulser, Simeone, Lake, W.Harris (Harrison), Edwards, McClurg, Short (Palmer), Read (Dyer), S.Harris.

 

Subs not used: Baker, Underwood.

Godalming Town 4-0 Woodford United

 

Godalming defeated bottom of the league Woodford United 4-0 at a bitterly cold Wey Court. Adam Foulser headed the Gs into the lead after 12 minutes, from a Darren Wheeler corner. Johnnie Dyer then doubled Godalming’s lead two minutes later after he pounced on a defensive error to round the Woodford ‘keeper and pass into an empty net. Dyer then added the third in first half stoppage time with an acute header.

 

Godalming had a number of chances in the second half, but Woodford keeper James Brassington kept the Gs at bay. Dan Read had a header disallowed after Warren Harris had struck the crossbar. Read added Godalming’s fourth in the 87th minute when a mistake he finished with a half volley from close range.

 

Godalming travel to Northwood next Saturday, with the next home game being Guildford City on Boxing Day, 3pm.

 

Gs XI: Granger, Broome, Foulser, Simeone, Lake (Harrison), W.Harris, McClurg (Edwards), Short, Wheeler (Read), Dyer, S.Harris. Subs not used: Palmer, Cooper.

 

Match Photos.