Hythe Town 1-2 Godalming Town

 

Godalming kept pace with the rest of the playoff pack after a 2-1 win at Hythe Town – Hythe’s second home defeat since the middle of November. Godalming went close early on, firstly from a Warren Harris shot, which Dan Read nearly prodded home the rebound, and then a Scott Harris effort was tipped wide by the Hythe keeper. From the resulting corner, a Hythe defender handled the ball just before Jon Palmer was about to head it, and the referee pointed to the spot. Darren Wheeler stepped to convert the spot kick on 13 minutes. The rest of the half was a tight affair, with Dan Read nearly doubling the Gs lead, but his downwards header bounced over the bar from close range.

 

Hythe pulled level after 53 minutes, when captain Dave Cook headed into the corner from a free kick. Godalming took only 5 minutes to respond, when a run from Warren Harris set up Jamie McClurg, who finished cooly from 10 yards. The remainder of the game carried on to be a tight affair, with neither side creating too many chances. Godalming held on to take a valuable three points, which keeps them right in the playoff mix, albeit with two tough games coming up – firstly at home to the in-form Walton & Hersham, and then away to promotion candidates Whitehawk.