Godalming Town FC

Knaphill (H) Challenge Cup

Godalming Town 0-2 Knaphill 

Provided by Hendo and augmented by editor.

It was fitting and moving to see so many familiar faces come down to pay their respects to our president Bill Kyte. Past issues were put aside for the evening as the committee, volunteers, players and supporters from both sides stood stood and perfectly observed the minutes silence in respect of the great man.  The game itself seemed strangely incidental after that.

The game was played on one of  the coldest nights of the year and was a game of two key parts. Part one the football being dominated by both defences, resulting in few chances for both sides. Part two was the unpleasant and unnecessary mix of fighting and shouting.

Knaphill started better and had most of the early possession. Their first goal after 16 min resulted from a free-kick just outside the area and a well struck ball beat Tom Webb and finished up in the  top left corner of the G’s goal.

Knaphill continued to have the better of the possession and were awarded another free-kick in almost the identical position in the 30 min. The same Knpahill player stepped up and the result was the same though this time Tom was beaten by an unfortunate bounce of the ball.

HT Godalming 0-2 Knaphill 

The G’s started much better in the second half and began to create some chances. However after a rash challenge from Josh Pound followed by retaliation form the Knaphill player resulting in an unsightly ‘hand bags’ incident involving virtually all the players.  Both Josh and the Knaphill player were shown straight red cards.

After that the game slowly petered out and while as a spectacle it will soon fade from memory what will remain forever is the memory of a great man, our president and inspiration of our club – RIP Bill Kyte.


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