An explosive 5 minute spell in the first half was enough to earn Godalming the three points against Royston.
A bright start by Godalming saw them put the visitors under pressure early on. The hosts made the breakthrough in the 24th minute when Darren Wheeler fired the ball towards the far post, where Johnnie Dyer slid in to finish. A minute later and Godalming were 2-0 up courtesy of a sublime piece of skill from Wheeler. The ball came to him on the edge on the box, and he wrapped his left foot round his standing leg to lob the ball over the keeper. A truly audacious effort, that won’t be forgotten for a long time. Jake Somerville made a an important double save from Craig Hammond, denying the debutant who had burst through the Gs defense. Just two minutes later and it was 3-0, with Johnnie Dyer stooping to head in at the far post from a Wheeler cross. Unfortunately Wheeler’s afternoon was cut short when a poor tackle by Royston’s Jack Bradshaw caught Wheeler on the ankle, forcing him to be subbed. Unfortunately for Royston, the damage had already been done.
The second half was a lot less eventful, with Godalming still on top and creating the better of the chances, with George Short twice going close. In the end the game faded out, and Godalming earned an important three points.
Godalming travel to Guildford City on Easter Monday for a 3pm kick off, before hosting Met. Police this Thursday in the Surrey Senior Cup Semi Final.
Godalming XI: Somerville, Broome, Hollis, Foulser (Blount), Lake, McClurg, Short, W.Harris, Wheeler (Harrison), Dyer (Read), S.Harris.
Subs not used: Palmer, Edwards.