Godalming Town 1-2 Biggleswade Town

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For the third time in four seasons, Godalming lost out in the playoffs, this time to Biggleswade Town. The sides had both taken three points off each other earlier in the season, both matches extremely close contests.

 

An even start to the game saw Godalming have an early appeal for a penalty, when Adam Foulser appeared to be pushed in the box after a long Guy Hollis throw. However it was the visitors who drew first blood – Jake Somerville saving well from a Waders shot, but was unable to do anything when Jon Woolf tucked in the rebound to give Biggleswade a 6th minute lead. Biggleswade went close soon after, a bouncing effort just going wide of the post. Godalming started to exert some pressure as the half drew on, with Johnnie Dyer having the Gs best chance, but his close range strike bounced agonisingly past the post.

 

Godalming came flying out of the traps for the second half, and their early pressure eventually told when they took the lead on 56 minutes. A Darren Wheeler freekick was clawed out of the bottom corner by Michael McEntegart, but Johnnie Dyer was on hand to finish the rebound. Godalming carried on applying pressure, and nearly took the lead but for a fine reaction save from McEntegart, from a Foulser header. With the half drawing on, the game became more of a tense affair. With ten minutes left, Biggleswade scored what would prove to be the winning goal. A free kick was lofted in the box, only for the rebound to fall to Craig Daniel, who fired high past Somerville. The Gs – seemingly stunned by the goal, failed to properly exert any pressure over the last ten minutes, and like last season, ended up losing at the semi-final stage.

 

Godalming still have the Surrey Senior Cup final against Sutton United to look forward to, which takes place at Gander Green Lane, Sutton on May 8th.

 

Gs XI: Somerville, Harrison, Foulser, Hollis, Lake, Edwards (Short), McClurg, W.Harris, Wheeler, S.Harris (G.Smith), Dyer.

Subs not used: Lovett, Read, Broome.

 

Match Photos.

 

 

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