Godalming’s third league victory in a row came at the expense of Stratford Town, after a 3-1 victory at the DCS Stadium.
The Gs got off to the perfect start, taking the lead after only 7 minutes. An in swinging corner from Jack Broome was met by Victor Kiri, whose stooping header beat the Stratford keeper at the near post. Godalming doubled their lead 12 minutes later when Chris Musgrove met another Broome corner, this time at the far post, to sidefoot past the keeper. Godalming kept up the pressure, and 3 minutes later it was 3-0. Mark Watkins fed the ball through for Jack Mazzone, who finished past the keeper for his first goal for the Gs. Five minutes later Godalming were reduced to ten men, when Chris Musgrove was sent off after bringing the forward down and being the last man. The home sides best chance of the half came from a snapshot straight a Courtnage from 12 yards.
Godalming defended resolutely in the second half, with Justin Courtnage making a couple of good stops. Stratford pulled one back on 66 minutes through Richard Gregory, who struck low and hard past Courtnage from 20 yards. Stratford pressured the Godalming goal, but the defence stood firm to hold out for an impressive victory.
Gs XI: Courtnage, MacFarlane, Miller, Musgrove (S.O.), Everiss, Kiri, Hemmings, Broome, Watkins (Bosma), Read, Mazzone (De St Croix).
Subs not used: Daniels, Selby.