Godalming Town and Beaconsfield SYCOB will meet again on Monday night after a goalless draw at Wey Court.
Marco Micaletto replaced Jack Mazzone and with George Hardy absent Antonio Simeone filled in at centre-back, with Jordan Binns coming back into the team.
Micaletto was subject to some early rough treatment from the visitors, who’d thrashed Didcot Town 5-1 in the previous round, but he wasn’t deterred and in the 8th minute the youngster forced a save from Sam Bunting.
6 minutes after the visitors created their first effort as captain Lee Togwell fired straight at Richard Ossai following some patient approach play. At the other end Bunting was forced into another save, this one much more acrobatic, as he tipped over Will Hutton’s long-range strike.
In the 34th minute Micaletto had another go after combining with Nick Hutchings but his effort fizzed over the bar, and Wheeler tested Bunting shortly after.
Ollie Jones sent a free kick wide before Godalming produced the move of the half just before the break.
Will Hutton found Wheeler with a fine pass and the winger picked out Graeme Purdy who headed the ball delicately down to Hutton. The midfielder struck the ball first time but his effort thundered against the crossbar and away.
After the break Wheeler had another long-range effort but Beaconsfield began to work their way into the game with some neat passing in the final third.
In the 58th minute Lee Thompson and Aaron Berry produced a neat one two and Ossai had to make a fine save from the Beaconsfield top scorer to prevent the visitors from taking the lead.
Alex Murray headed the resulting corner wide and after the close calls Godalming began to dominate play once again.
In the 72nd minute Will Hutton saw his shot deflected over the bar before he inadvertently got in the way of a Jack Mazzone header that seemed to be going in.
With 5 minutes to go Godalming had a glorious chance to win the tie. Simeone showed great vision to pick out Wheeler and after exchanging passes with Mazzone the ball landed at the feet of Piers Oldland. With only Bunting to beat the substitute hit the bar and the ball dropped agonisingly the wrong side of the line.
After going so close Beaconsfield substitute Omari Patrick forced a save from Ossai from dsitance but it was Godalming who missed another chance, this one even more glaring, in stoppage time.
Mazzone cut in from the right and fashioned an opening which Bunting parried away. The rebound fell to Wheeler who seemed destined to score but Jon Munday was on hand to hack the ball off the line and force the replay.
The Gs will travel to Buckinghamshire on Monday night with both sides knowing who their 2nd qualifying round opponents could be after the draw earlier that day. Andy Hunt’s men then travel to St Ives Town on Saturday 20th in the league.
Godalming XI: Ossai; C. Hutton (Wales 61′), Hutchings, Simeone, Lloyd; Binns, Roberts; Hutton; Micaletto (Mazzone 65′), Purdy (Oldland 77′), Wheeler.
Subs not used: Crossley, Pearson, Palladino