Chipstead 1-2 Godalming Town

 

A battling performance from the Gs helped them see off Chipstead at a wet and windy High Road. Godalming started strongly, with Darren Wheeler having a speculative effort tipped wide by the flying Martin Grant. Wheeler had another chance a few minutes later, as he appeared to be tripped as he entered the area, he stayed on his feet but was again denied by Grant. Dan Read had an effort tipped round the post, although the referee missed the save and pointed for a goal kick. The home side had their best chance of the half just before the break, but the effort from 10 yards was skied over the crossbar.

 

The second half took a while to get going, with Warren Harris first going close, and then brother Scott having an effort headed off the line. Jon Palmer headed over from a corner, and after another good save from keeper Grant, it didn’t look like it was going to be Godalming’s day. That was until some excellent play in the middle saw McClurg dummy the ball, then receive it back before crossing for Dan Read to tap home from 5 yards. The Gs joy lasted 8 minutes, when a counter attack saw the Coleman lob the ball into the top corner from outside the area. Godalming were denied once more by the excellent Grant, but with ten minutes left Darren Wheeler crossed from the left, and Dan Read was in the right place once again to finish from 7 yards into the bottom corner. The set up a nail biting 10 minutes, but Godalming held out for another vital three points.

 

Godalming host Crawley Down next Saturday, kick off 3pm at Wey Court.

 

Godalming XI: Merson, D.Smith, Hollis, Foulser, Palmer, Cooper, McClurg, Wheeler (Harrison), W.Harris, S.Harris (Edwards), Read. Subs not used: Dyer, Simeone, Short.