Monthly Archives: May 2013

Godalming Town 1-0 Sutton United

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Godalming Town won the Surrey Senior Cup for the second time in the clubs history, with a 1-0 win over Blue Square South side Sutton United at Gander Green Lane. The Gs came into the game on the back of Playoff defeat, whilst Sutton narrowly missed out on the Playoffs, despite winning the last 9 games of the season.

 

A bright start from Godalming saw Warren Harris find some space on the right and test Tom Lovelock early on. Ryan Lake also had a header saved for the Gs, who were more than a match for their higher league opponents in the opening stages. Sutton started to exert pressure as the half drew on, but failed to really test Jake Somerville. The teams entered the break at 0-0, after a half of few chances.

 

An even start to the second half saw Godalming go close, but Jamie McClurg’s volley flew harmlessly over the crossbar. Sutton’s best effort of the match came via a free-kick, which cleared the wall but clipped the outside of the post. Just as it looked like the games was heading for extra time, a poor clearance from Sam Rents saw keeper Tom Lovelock come out of his goal to the edge of the area to punch the ball, only to be beaten to it by the head of Scott Harris. Harris’ header bounced towards the goal, and despite the efforts of two Sutton defenders chasing back, the ball ended up in the back of the net. The Gs held on for a final few nervy minutes, and the final whistle was greeted by scenes of jubilation by all from Godalming.

 

Godalming: Somerville, Broome (Harrison), Foulser, Hollis, Lake, Short, McClurg, Wheeler, W.Harris, Dyer (Read), S.Harris.

Subs not used: Palmer, Edwards, Baker.

 

Sutton: Lovelock, Stuart, Rents, Wheeler(Benjamin), Downer, Folkes(Murrell-Williamson), Riviere, Fuseini(Sinclair), Dundas, Beautyman, Williams.

 

Attendance: 677

 

Match Photos.

Godalming Town 1-2 Biggleswade Town

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For the third time in four seasons, Godalming lost out in the playoffs, this time to Biggleswade Town. The sides had both taken three points off each other earlier in the season, both matches extremely close contests.

 

An even start to the game saw Godalming have an early appeal for a penalty, when Adam Foulser appeared to be pushed in the box after a long Guy Hollis throw. However it was the visitors who drew first blood – Jake Somerville saving well from a Waders shot, but was unable to do anything when Jon Woolf tucked in the rebound to give Biggleswade a 6th minute lead. Biggleswade went close soon after, a bouncing effort just going wide of the post. Godalming started to exert some pressure as the half drew on, with Johnnie Dyer having the Gs best chance, but his close range strike bounced agonisingly past the post.

 

Godalming came flying out of the traps for the second half, and their early pressure eventually told when they took the lead on 56 minutes. A Darren Wheeler freekick was clawed out of the bottom corner by Michael McEntegart, but Johnnie Dyer was on hand to finish the rebound. Godalming carried on applying pressure, and nearly took the lead but for a fine reaction save from McEntegart, from a Foulser header. With the half drawing on, the game became more of a tense affair. With ten minutes left, Biggleswade scored what would prove to be the winning goal. A free kick was lofted in the box, only for the rebound to fall to Craig Daniel, who fired high past Somerville. The Gs – seemingly stunned by the goal, failed to properly exert any pressure over the last ten minutes, and like last season, ended up losing at the semi-final stage.

 

Godalming still have the Surrey Senior Cup final against Sutton United to look forward to, which takes place at Gander Green Lane, Sutton on May 8th.

 

Gs XI: Somerville, Harrison, Foulser, Hollis, Lake, Edwards (Short), McClurg, W.Harris, Wheeler, S.Harris (G.Smith), Dyer.

Subs not used: Lovett, Read, Broome.

 

Match Photos.