Godalming vs Northwood
Godalming went out of the Red Insure Cup loosing 2 – 0 against Northwood at Wey Court tonight conceding a goal in each half.
The G’s line-up featured returning G Piers Oldland who has been away in the USA on the right wing, new signing Iven Kumanda on the left wing, Graeme Purdy started again at centre back with Chris Musgrove, Nick Hutchings and Charlie Hutton, Oneal Garnes in goal,while Liam Roberts and Louis Hutton were in the middle and Joao Andrade and Danny Bassett upfront.
Darren Wheeler, Ashley Lloyd and Steve Laidler were all on the bench.
The game was pretty even in the first half but really did not do much to warm either supporters in the early part of the game on a very cold night.
After about 5 minutes into the game the G’s defence gave away a corner and from that Liam Roberts was required to head clear off the line.
Northwood were first break the deadlock with a great diagonal cross into the G’s area which the Northwood No 7 was able to lift and help it on its way over Oneal Garnes.
Following this the G’s went on the attack pushing Graeme Purdy further up the pitch and playing three defenders at the back. This nearly paid dividends when a good build up fund Pudy in the box but he could not find a good enough shot. It was that sort of night.
Northwood always looked dangerous on the break.
The second half saw the G’s with even more possession but they could not capitalise on it a chances came from shots from Liam Roberts , Iven Kumanda, Danny Bassett, and a couple to Louis Hutton but these either went wide or bought good saves from the Northwood keeper.
Northwood tested Garnes with a good shot which he parried and eventually the defence cleared.
Northwood then settled the match when they scored from a low drive out wide on their right after the G’s defence seemed to be unable to clear the ball on the edge of their area.
Darren Wheeler, Ashley Lloyd and Steve Laidler all came on and while this produced more G’s pressure they could not score.