Godalming Ladies 10-1 Kingstonian Ladies
The GTFC Ladies announced their arrival in the GLWFL Division 1 in the most positive way possible on Sunday with a 10 -1 win at Wey Court. Having been promoted yet again last season this must have been more than managers Darren Wheeler or Steve Davis could have dreamt of.
From the start the G’s looked the brighter of the two teams and pressurised the visitors. Within the first ten minutes they created opportunities and in one attack they hit the visitor’s crossbar twice within seconds.
The first goal came from Toni West who had made an impressive start for the G’s last week in the cup encounter against Worthing. She scored with a diagonal shot, which the visiting keeper could not get enough on to stop it finding the far corner.
The second goal came not long after by Toni West again, when she latched onto a bouncing through ball and headed neatly over the advancing Kingstonian keeper, then rounded her and headed the ball into the net from close range.
Mairaid Wheeler then got on the score sheet from a corner on the G’s left, which saw the ball played in towards goal and Mairaid got a nifty back heel to put the ball in.
The G’s were constantly pressing and won another corner on the right, which Megan Vincer beautifully floated into the 6-yard box where Toni West powerfully headed past the keeper. So, 4-0 to the G’s at half time.
HT Godalming 4-0 Kingstoniaian
Kingstonian mounted their first meaningful attack when they delivered a good shot from their right and Kim Ketchell dived to tip it wide and onto the post just before half time.
Early in the second half Toni West scored again (her fourth) with a good shot from wide on the right, which just made it over the line before Laura Funnel helped it into the net from close range.
Imogen O’Flanagan added the next goal using her pace to good effect on the right. She then added her second minutes later in similar style. Jess Pickett then joined in with a goal from another great through ball for the G’s ninth.
That was not enough for Imogen who went on to add a third for her hat trick when she broke through and found herself one on one with the visiting keeper the G’s tenth of the evening. Plenty of substitutions throughout the game and lots of promising looking players.
A tremendous win for the ladies. Do get along to see them, it is really competitive football and good entertainment.