An entertaining match at Wey Court saw league leaders Merthyr Town draw 2-2 with Godalming. A bright start from Godalming was instantly rewarded when Chris Musgrove climbed high to head in a right wing Jack Mazzone cross to give Godalming the lead after only three minutes. Merthyr almost made an instant reply, but Zaki Oualah tipped Kerry Morgan’s effort acrobatically over the crossbar. Godalming came close to doubling their lead on 32 minutes when a scintillating run from Darren Wheeler left four Merthyr defenders for dead, but keeper Lee Idzi smothered the ball at his feet.
Godalming nearly extended their lead early in the second half, but Idzi was on hand to tip over Graeme Purdy’s instinctive effort. Merthyr ramped up the pressure in the second half, which paid off when Kerry Morgan fired them level on 62 minutes. The title chasers maintained their pressure, and despite wasteful finishing from top scorer Ryan Prosser, looked to have sealed the points when Gavin Williams elegantly curled them ahead seven minutes later. The lead didn’t last long, as two minutes later Godalming pulled level after a teasing cross from Darren Wheeler was headed into his own net by Jamie Rewbury. Merthyr pushed for an equaliser late on, but Godalming held out to make it a point apiece.
Godalming travel to Tiverton Town on Tuesday, before making the trip to Evesham on Saturday.
Gs XI: Oualah, MacFarlane (Bowerman), Wigley, Musgrove, Hutchings, Kiri, De St Croix, Broome, Mazzone (Wales), Wheeler, Purdy.