Godalming started 2013 with a 3-0 win over Fleet Town which kept them at the top of the league, a point ahead of Royston and Rugby, the latter of whom travel to Wey Court next Saturday.
The hosts made a lively start to the game, causing Godalming problems with their high tempo play. Ben Edwards had an early chance for Godalming, but his effort was blocked by the onrushing Fleet keeper. Fleet’s best chances came through crosses, which were dealt with by Jake Somerville. The best chance of the half fell to Ryan Lake, whose effort from 5 yards somehow ended up over the bar and out of the ground. Godalming took the lead in first half stoppage time, when a Darren Wheeler free-kick was headed in at the far post by Warren Harris.
A few minutes into the second half, Warren Harris turned provider when his pin-point cross was met by the head of his brother Scott, who headed high past the keeper. Godalming were now in control of the game, with Fleet seeming to have used most of their energy in the first half. The Gs added a third with ten minutes remaining, when a quick free-kick found Jon Palmer on the left, who fired the ball low across the goal, which was prodded home by the sliding Scott Harris.
Godalming welcome the in-form Rugby Town to Wey Court next Saturday, kick off 3pm.
Godalming XI: Somerville, Broome, Hollis, Foulser, Lake, Edwards, McClurg, Short (Read), Wheeler (Palmer), W.Harris (Cooper), S.Harris.
Subs not used: Harrison, Dyer.