Monthly Archives: February 2014

Godalming Town 2-2 Cinderford Town



Godalming came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Cinderford Town, after the visitors had been reduced to ten men early in the first half.


Despite the long journey, the visitors started the better of the sides, forcing Zaki Oualah into a good double save in the fourth minute. The match was 14 minutes old when Cinderford keeper Alex Harris found himself well outside of his penalty area, and handled the ball with Mark Watkins running through on goal. Referee Michael Taylor produced the red card, and forward Dave Bird donned the gloves for the visitors. Despite being down to ten men, Cinderford took the lead on 20 minutes, when a long throw wasn’t dealt with by the Gs defence, and Jack Broome diverted the ball into his own net. Six minutes later and Cinderford doubled their lead, a corner bouncing off Lee Wigley’s leg, allowing George Lloyd to head home. Godalming struggled to to break down a resilient Cinderford defence, and the score remained 0-2 at the half time break.


The second half saw the visitors continue to contain the Godalming attack, despite the Gs having a large amount of possession. Godalming did finally make the breakthrough in the 63rd minute, when substitute Kofi Halliday burst into the penalty area, with the ball deflecting into the path of Sam De St Croix who tucked the ball into the bottom corner. Cinderford had the chance to restore their lead minutes later, but towering forward Lewis Sommers’ misguided his free header. Godalming continued to press the tiring Cinderford defence, who resorted to dropping deeper to stem the attacks. The equaliser finally came in the 89th minute, when left back Nick Hutchings fired home from the edge of the area. Godalming were inches from stealing all three points in the 94th minute, but Jack Mazzone’s lob came back agonisingly off the crossbar.


Godalming travel to Swindon Supermarine this Saturday, before travelling to take on Bridgwater on Saturday.


Gs XI: Oualah, Broome, Musgrove, Miller, Hutchings, Wigley (De St Croix), Seabrook, Kiri, Watkins (Halliday), Read (Bowerman), Mazzone.

Subs not used: Wales, Hemmings.


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Godalming Town 0-2 Tiverton Town



Two second half goals for Tiverton earned them three points against ten man Godalming at Wey Court.


The match was only thirteen minutes old when Godalming were reduced to ten men – Victor Kiri was the receiver after a robust challenge, much to the anger of his teammates against the decision. Despite being a man short, Godalming created he first real chance of the match, slotting the ball past the goalkeeper only for it to be cleared off the line. Tiverton’s Jules Emati Emati had a chance ¬†for the visitors at the other end, but his misguided header went past the far post. Godalming’s frustration with referee was clear, with five yellow cards being handed out to Godalming players during the remainder of the half, by referee Ben Cobb.


Godalming were coping well with ten men, managing to contain Tiverton but not really offering a goalscoring threat. Tiverton made the breakthrough in 69 minutes, when a far post cross found Ryan Richards, who headed in unmarked at the far post. Six minutes later Tiverton doubled their lead, an unstoppable effort from James Richards found the top corner from 25 yards. Tiverton struck the woodwork twice after the goals, running out comfortable victors in the end.


Godalming are at home to Cinderford Town this Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm.


Gs XI: Oualah, Broome, Miller, Musgrove, Hutchings, Wigley (Wales), Kiri – SO, Seabrook (Hemmings), Watkins, Bowerman (Halliday), Mazzone.

Subs not used: De St Croix, MacFarlane.


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Godalming Town 1-0 Bishops Cleeve



Godalming returned to action at Wey Court after a 59 day absence, and finished with all three points after a tough encounter with Bishops Cleeve.


The game kicked off 15 minutes late, allowing for a couple of Bishops Cleeve players who had been caught in traffic. In wet and windy conditions, it was the visitors who started on the front foot, forcing the Godalming defence into action when Nick Hutchings cleared an effort off the line. Godalming were failing to maintain any pressure in the Bishops Cleeve half, and were nearly caught out when Cheltenham loanee Harry Williams danced through the Godalming midfield, only to fall theatrically as he made his way into the penalty area. Despite the early pressure from Bishops Cleeve, it was Godalming who took the lead on 25 minutes. Jack Broome fired a low free kick which the goalkeeper spilled, and prolific centre-back Chris Musgrove was on hand to tap in the rebound for his 7th goal of the season. The goal sparked an improvement in the Gs performance, with a nice move involving Dan Read and Graeme Purdy nearly paying off but for the Cleeve keepers’ smart reactions.


The second half saw Godalming pressure the visitor’s goal more often than in the first, with Graeme Purdy first forcing the keeper into a save, before hitting the top of the crossbar with an unorthodox overhead kick. At the other end a long goal kick caught the wind, nearly catching Zaki Oualah out, but the Gs keeper scrambled onto the ball to save embarrassment. Purdy had the ball in the net soon after, but was given offside as he tapped in at the far post. Bishops Cleeve made one final push in search of an equaliser, but a good save from Oualah followed by a block from Jack Broome ensured Godalming kept hold of all three points.


Godalming are in action at Wey Court this Saturday, when we welcome Cinderford Town, and then Fleet Town are the visitors on Tuesday.


Gs XI: Oualah, Broome, Musgrove, Miller, Hutchings, Wigley, Wales, De St Croix, Bowerman (Watkins), Read (Mazzone), Purdy.

Subs not used: Halliday, Hemmings, MacFarlane.


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