An 87th minute equaliser from substitute Scott Harris ensured the Gs left the Spectrum with a share of the spoils. Godalming were without captain Adam Foulser, recovering from a head injury, and Darren Wheeler who tore his ankle ligaments against Royston on Saturday.
The Gs started on the front foot in difficult conditions, a strong wind and bobbly pitch not helping with the quality of the football. Johnnie Dyer nearly capitalised on the good start – his overhead kick coming off the inside of the post across the face of the goal. The deadlock was broken in the 35th minute, when Jake Somerville didn’t connect cleanly with a punch from a free kick, leaving Jamie Thoroughgood to head into the empty net to give Guildford the lead. Somerville made an important save just before the break, getting down low to push wide a Sean Rivers effort.
Godalming piled on the pressure during the second half, but were restricted largely to efforts from outside the area. Somerville made another good save, saving at his feet from Dan Moody. The pressure finally paid off in the 87th minute, when Ben Edwards released sub Scott Harris, who lifted the bouncing ball over Anthony Hall. On the front foot, Godalming were now pushing for a winner, and Jon Palmer came agonisingly close to connect to a cross at the far post for the Gs.
Godalming now face Met. Police at home this Thursday for a place in the Surrey Senior Cup Final, before hosting Aylesbury on Saturday.
Godalming XI: Somerville, Harrison, Blount, Hollis, Lake, Edwards, McClurg (Palmer), W.Harris, Broome (Short), Read (S.Harris), Dyer.
Subs not used: Foulser.