Sittingbourne 1-3 Godalming Town

Godalming moved within touching distance of finishing in a playoff spot after a 3-1 victory at Sittingbourne. The Gs attacked the hosts from the off, with Warren Harris forcing a smart save from the Sittingbourne keeper in the opening minutes. Godalming continued to control the opening stages, and went close again when a looping header clipped the outside of the post, and also when Ryan Lake volleyed over from 12 yards.  With half time looming and the Gs yet to find the breakthrough, the ball dropped kindly to Adam Foulser after a set piece, who made no mistake from six yards, firing his shot past Adam Woodward. Things got even better for Godalming, as 2 minutes later Darren Wheeler crossed from the right, and Dan Read glanced a headed past Woodward to send the Gs in 2-0 up at the break.

 

An improved Sittingbourne turned up in the second half, and Hicham Akhazzan was denied a great goal as his volleyed rebounded off the crossbar. Despite an the hosts improvement, the Gs settled the game in the 66th minute, when Dan Read got a slight touch on a low cross from Jamie McClurg, which edged past the Brickie’s keeper. Sittingbourne rattled the Godalming bar again through a thunderous effort from Elie Kayembe, but Joe Nwoko fluffed the rebound, when it seemed easier to score. Sittingbourne did pull a goal back in the 90th minute, when Elie Kayembe curled a free kick from the edge of the area into the bottom corner.

 

With Maidstone United falling to a 3-2 defeat at Walton Casuals, it leaves Godalming needing one point in their last game to guarantee a playoff spot. The Gs face Eastbourne Town at home on Saturday 28th April, come down and cheer the Gs into the playoffs!

 

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