Godalming registered their first points of the season with a 1-0 win over local rivals Guildford City, courtesy of a Mark Watkins strike.
The Gs made four changes to the side that was heavily beaten on Saturday, including the return of Antonio Simeone. The changes seemed to have the desired effect as Godalming started well, with Jack Mazzone being denied one on one with City keeper Aaron Bufton. Mark Watkins was causing the visitors defence problems cutting in from the left, and he had Bufton scrambling with a low shot to his near post. At the other end, Simeone was forced into a last ditch tackle to stop Guildford’s Calvin Thomas from breaking through. Godalming made the breakthrough after 22 minutes, when Watkins cut in from the left hand side and curled a shot low into the far corner, which Bufton could only push onto the inside of the post and into the net. Godalming went close also through Seabrook and Miller, but entered the half time break with a 1-0 lead.
Guildford came out hunting for an equaliser, and came close when Dominic Ogun curled a sidefoot effort narrowly past the far post after doing well to get into a shooting position. Guildford pressured from a number of corners, whilst the Gs went close through Dan Read and sub Graeme Purdy who skimmed the crossbar with a cross from a tight angle. Guildford finished the game as they had the previous fixture at Wey Court between the two side, pointless and with ten men, after sub Kershaney Samuels was sent off for a late challenge.
Godalming are in FA Cup action next Saturday at Wey Court as we host Wessex Premier side AFC Portchester.
Godalming XI: Courtnage, MacFarlane, Nimmo, Miller, Simeone, Broome (Purdy), Hemmings, Seabrook, Watkins (Bosma), Read, Mazzone (Everiss).
Subs not used: R.Taylor, Kiri.