A second half brace from Cirencester’s Lee Smith cancelled out an early Dan Seabrook goal, and ensured the visitors left with three points.
A bright start from Godalming was instantly rewarded when Jack Broome’s cross wasn’t dealt with by the Cirencester keeper Alan Chatworthy, leaving Dan Seabrook to tap home from 6 yards. An entertaining half ensued, with both sides playing good football, and Cirencester’s Chatworthy being the busier of the two keepers – Mark Watkins forcing a good save just before half time.
The second half continued in the same vein – with Godalming in the ascendancy and looking likely to extend their lead. Sam De St Croix saw his free kick palmed onto the cross bar, whilst Dan Read and Graeme Purdy both saw efforts go narrowly wide. The Gs were punished for their profligacy when the referee awarded Cirencester a penalty in the 74th minute after a shot had struck the arm of Victor Kiri. Lee Smith converted the penalty into the bottom right hand corner, with Zaki Oualah diving in the other direction. Four minutes later and Lee Smith grabbed the winner for the visitors, capitalising on a miscommunication to guide the ball into the corner of the net. Godalming pushed for a late equaliser, but were left to rue the earlier missed chances.
Godalming welcome Wimborne Town to Wey Court this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
Gs XI: Oualah, Broome, Hutchings, Kiri, Musgrove, Miller, Seabrook (Hemmings), De St Croix, Purdy (Mazzone), Read, Watkins.
Subs not used: MacFarlane, Everiss.