A second half brace from Cirencester’s Lee Smith cancelled out an early Dan Seabrook goal, and ensured the visitors left with three points.
A bright start from Godalming was instantly rewarded when Jack Broome’s cross wasn’t dealt with by the Cirencester keeper Alan Chatworthy, leaving Dan Seabrook to tap home from 6 yards. An entertaining half ensued, with both sides playing good football, and Cirencester’s Chatworthy being the busier of the two keepers – Mark Watkins forcing a good save just before half time.
The second half continued in the same vein – with Godalming in the ascendancy and looking likely to extend their lead. Sam De St Croix saw his free kick palmed onto the cross bar, whilst Dan Read and Graeme Purdy both saw efforts go narrowly wide. The Gs were punished for their profligacy when the referee awarded Cirencester a penalty in the 74th minute after a shot had struck the arm of Victor Kiri. Lee Smith converted the penalty into the bottom right hand corner, with Zaki Oualah diving in the other direction. Four minutes later and Lee Smith grabbed the winner for the visitors, capitalising on a miscommunication to guide the ball into the corner of the net. Godalming pushed for a late equaliser, but were left to rue the earlier missed chances.
Godalming welcome Wimborne Town to Wey Court this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
Gs XI: Oualah, Broome, Hutchings, Kiri, Musgrove, Miller, Seabrook (Hemmings), De St Croix, Purdy (Mazzone), Read, Watkins.
Subs not used: MacFarlane, Everiss.
Two second half goals from Jack Mazzone secured a 3-1 victory for Godalming away at Yate Town.
Godalming opened the scoring at a wet Lodge Road from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute. Mark Watkins was felled in the area by Yate’s Jake Cox, and Sam De St Croix stepped up to convert the penalty low to the keepers left. The home side equalised 4 minutes later when former Port Vale winger Lewis Haldane shot well past Zaki Oualah. Yate applied some pressure as the half drew on, with Rodgers placing a shot just wide of the post.
Yate dominated possession in the early stages of the second half, however they failed to really test Oualah. Godalming took the lead in the 69th minute when substitute Jack Mazzone finished well into the bottom corner after Dan Seabrook’s shot had been blocked. Mazzone came close to getting his second ten minutes later, but he fired over from 8 yards with the goal at his mercy. The home side pushed for an equaliser, but their lofted efforts into the box were well dealt with by the impressive Miller and Musgrove. Godalming sealed the three points in the 90th minute, when Jack Mazzone twisted and turned and fired off a shot which was blocked, but the rebound came back to him and he converted at the second opportunity.
Godalming are next in action on Tuesday 29th October, when we welcome Cirencester Town to Wey Court.
Gs XI: Oualah, MacFarlane, Miller, Musgrove, Hutchings, Kiri, Hemmings, De St Croix (Mazzone), Seabrook, Watkins (Purdy), Read (Everiss).
Subs not used: Palmer.
Godalming narrowly lost at Cinderford Town following a second half strike that separated two evenly matched sides.
The home side bossed the opening exchanges and Gs had Zaki Oualah to thank for a fantastic one handed save following a Cinderford corner. However it was almost 1-0 to the away side when Adam Everiss curled a free kick onto the outside of the post from 20 yards.
Cinderford continued to enjoy more possession in the second period and Oualah produced two smart saves to keep Gs level. The deadlock was broken when Cinderford’s George Evans beat two defenders and his deflected shot snuck into the bottom corner. Godalming equalised seconds later but the goal was ruled out for offside despite De St Croix being well behind Mazzone when he received the pass.
Cinderford withheld a late flurry of chances to record a narrow win.
Godalming XI: Oualah, Broome, Nimmo, Musgrove, Hutchings, Kiri, Hemmings (Seabrook), De St Croix (MacFarlane), Everiss (Mazzone), Watkins, Purdy.
Subs not used: Courtnage, Selby.
Godalming lost 2-1 to Slough Town in the FA Trophy at Wey Court, after second half goals from Scott Harris and Ed Smith.
The visitors dominated the opening exchanges without really troubling debutant G keeper Zaki Oualah. The first real chance of the game fell to Slough’s Warren Harris, whose shot was well saved by Oualah. Dan reaD forced Jake Somerville to make a smart diving save shortly before the break, after he had saved well from an effort from Jack Mazzone.
All Godalming’s endeavor was undone 5 minutes into the second period when Scott Harris prodded past Oualah after a mazy Ed Smith run. Slough doubled their lead on 79 minutes when Smith netted with a cool finish. The Gs pulled a goal back with 7 minutes left when Sean Fraser put the ball past his own keeper after a deep cross to set up a nervy finish, however a final charge never really came with Slough comfortably seeing out the remaining minutes.
Gs XI: Oualah, Broome, Miller, Musgrove, Hutchings (Palmer), Kiri (Seabrook), Hemmings, De St Croix, Everiss (Watkins), Mazzone, Read.
Subs not used: Courtnage, MacFarlane.