Farnham Town 1 – 2 Godalming Town
This was another gutsy performance from the squad, which demonstrated real belief and character to come back and take all three points after going down to an early goal. It is also worth reading the independent report at:- https://www.botp.co.uk/blog/shorts-story. (Go “shorts man”!)
It was another freezing cold night and although the Gees started well, with pretty well the same line up as started on Saturday, they went down to an early goal, which was the first of three crackers on the night. The first proper attack from the home side saw the ball whipped in diagonally and an acrobatic shot on the volley that found its way into the corner of the Gees net giving Aiden no chance.
As they have done on other occasions, the Gees did not let it phase them. Before long they won a free kick out on the right, beautifully played in to the 6-yard box by Bobby Webbe and Steve Bettancourt bundled the ball in only for the referee to rule offside after checking with his assistant. So, Steve did not get on the score sheet.
Romario Hart and Luke Haskell were involved in some good attacking moves and looked threatening. Luke then received a ball over the home defence, which he calmly controlled and lobbed the advancing keeper to bring the scores level.
HT Farnham Town 1-1 Godalming Town
While the first half was pretty even, the Gees upped the tempo in the second and launched numerous attacks and long shots from Piers Oldland, Bobby Bennett, and Bobby Webbe.
Much of the play was a bit scrappy. I was told by the lads afterwards that the pitch was not that good to play on. It did not stop Jack Howard being his usual impressive, energetic self in the midfield.
Late on in the second half, after a number of attempts on the home goal, Bobby Webbe in the middle of the pitch hit a superb left footed curling shot from 25 yards that settled the result and gave the Gees all three points.
Benga Ogunseye came on for Luke Haskell, Tre Trowers for Piers Oldland who was painfully incapacitated during a tackle and Isy Nzelo for Romario Hart who had been a threat with his pace all game.
One of the memorable highlights of the second half was when Lewis Lodge played a ball out of defence up the line and the linesman went scampering well on the pitch apparently in hot pursuit. Looked like he wanted to make his mark and get on the score sheet himself. He said it was something to do with the floodlights.
A great win for the squad and of course for Gav and Jon who through their hard work have given us a competitive squad once again. Thanks to all of you.
There is much more hard work to be done to make the Gees safe in the League, starting with an encounter with the league leaders Westfield, but after four wins in a row we must face them with renewed confidence. It is bound to be tough. All the games are tough. If we perform to our best who knows what will happen.
Michael (Stato) Stats
Provided by Dave
Teams Farnham G’s
attempts 7 11
on target 4 5
corners 3 6
fouls 20 12
bookings 2 2
poss% 1st 50 50
poss% 2nd 40 60
Bovril status: Two words no-one like to hear on a cold winters evening… “No Bovril”….. I ask you….