Monthly Archives: December 2013

Taunton Town 1-2 Godalming Town



Godalming recorded their fourth away win of the season with a hard fought 2-1 win over Taunton Town. Even early exchanges saw Godalming successfully get through the opening 15 minutes without conceding – and in fact it was the Gs who took the lead after 19 minutes. Jack Broome’s corner to the far post was met by the head of Chris Musgrove, who headed home despite having a defenders arm wrapped around his neck. The home side had a half-hearted penalty appeal soon after, and then rattled the crossbar when Chris Young struck from a tight angle. Godalming went 2-0 up on 37 minutes, when a deep Mark Watkins cross was met by the head of Graeme Purdy, whose powerful header left Taunton keeper Kyle Moore no chance.


Taunton came out searching for a goal in the second half, with their top scorer Nat Pepperell having a shot deflected over. Sam De St Croix should have wrapped up the points for Godalming, but he sliced horribly wide from 12 yards from a George Bowerman cross.  Chris Young then had an effort cleared of off the line for the home side, which a large proportion of the ground seemed to think was in. Taunton found the breakthrough in injury time when Steve Kingdon fired a powerful shot into the roof of the net, but it was too little too late Taunton, who lost their 7 game unbeaten run, which included 6 victories.


Godalming are next in action on Boxing Day when we travel to the Spectrum to face Guildford City. Kick off 3pm.


Godalming: Oualah, Broome, Miller, Musgrove, Hutchings, Wigley, De St Croix, Hemmings (Kiri), Watkins (Wales), Bowerman, Purdy (Mazzone).

Subs not used: Seabrook.


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Godalming Town 2-3 Evesham United



Godalming lost out 3-2 to Evesham in a close encounter at Wey Court. The visitors took the lead after only 7 minutes, when Carl Brown finished low past Zaki Oualah. An uneventful has ensued, with Godalming’s best chance coming when George Bowerman was denied by a late tackle when clean through.


James Vercesi doubled the visitors lead on 56 minutes when he headed home from a corner. Godalming replied when Graeme Purdy converted a penalty after Nick Hutchings was fouled in the penalty area. Evesham replied instantly when James Vercesi grabbed his second goal when headed home from a set piece. Jon Palmer reduced the deficit soon after when his glancing header from a corner snuck inside the post, but Evesham held out for a valuable three points going into a busy Christmas period.


Gs XI: Oualah, MacFaralane, Miller, Nimmo, Hutchings, Wigley (Watkins), Seabrook, Broome (De St Croix), Bowerman, Read (Palmer), Purdy.


Subs not used: Hemmings, Musgrove.


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Godalming Town 4-3 Shortwood United



A Dan Read hat-trick secured three points for Godalming in a thrillling 4-3 win over Shortwood United. Despite the visitors long journey, they flew out of the blocks, taking the lead after only four minutes when Kevin Slack turned home after Zaki Oualah had tipped the ball onto the crossbar. Shortwood didn’t let up, and they doubled their lead four minutes later, this time John Cant fired a volley low into the corner from 18 yards. The second goal saw an immediate response from Godalming, Jack Broome’s free kick came back off the foot of the post, and fell into the path on Dan Read, who slotted home from a few yards out. Soon after Godalming were level, when Dan Seabrook fired home from Graeme Purdy’s cushioned header. The game continued at a frantic pace, with Shortwood coming back into the game as the half drew on, pressuring the Gs defence with a number of corners.


The curse of the early goal struck again four minutes into the second half, when the ball sat up fortuitously for Duncan Culley, who made no mistake with his finish. Once again, the lead didn’t last long, nine minutes later Dan Read had Godalming level. After flicking the ball over Shortwood’s Mark Pritchett, Read then fired an unstoppable volley into the top corner from 20 yards, leaving Tom King absolutely no chance in the Shortwood goal. Read struck again in the 66th minute, which proved to be the winning goal. After breaking clear of the visitors defence, Read’s first effort was parried by King, but the ball came straight back to Read, whose sidefooted finish snuck inside the post. With the nature of the game it seemed certain that the scoring would not stop there. however Godalming managed to hold onto their lead, with Shortwood’s task  being made harder after they were reduced to ten men following a kick out after they had been awarded a free kick.


Godalming take on Evesham United at home this Saturday, kick off 3pm.


Gs XI: Oualah, MacFarlane, Miller, Nimmo, Hutchings, Wigley (Musgrove), Seabrook, Broome, Mazzone (Palmer), Read, Purdy (Bowerman).

Subs not used: Watkins, Hemmings.


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Merthyr Town 5-0 Godalming Town



Godalming fell to a heavy defeat in South Wales with Merthyr Town running out comfortable 5-0 winners. The Gs went 1-0 down after only 7 minutes when a low shot from a tight angle beat Oualah in the Gs goal. The Godalming defence held firm against heavy pressure for most of the half, with the best attacking chances coming from a Calum Nimmo header, and a fierce strike from Jack Broome which was parried by the goalkeeper. Godalming held out until first half injury time when Ian Traylor doubled the home sides lead when he turned in a cross from Ryan Laville.


Traylor scored his hat trick on 72 minutes, finishing well from 10 yards out, and Kerry Morgan made it 4-0 with a great strike into the top corner, leaving Oualah no chance. Godalming had chances to pull a goal back, sub Jack Mazzone forced the keeper into a couple of saves, whilst Dan Read put an effort over the crossbar. Substitute Jon Palmer saw red for Godalming for a late challenge before the home side made it 5-0 with six minutes remaining, Ian Traylor bagging his fourth of the game.


Godalming are in home action this Tuesday’s, when we welcome Shortwood United to Wey Court.


Gs XI: Oualah, MacFarlane, Nimmo, Musgrove, Hutchings, Wigley (Read), Seabrook, De St Croix (Mazzone), Broome, Watkins (Palmer), Purdy.

Subs not used: Miller


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