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Godalming Town
Godalming Town
1 - 1
2 - 0

Woking
Woking

County cup test on Monday

Brian Caffarey
10:39am, Sun 3rd Mar 2013
Godalming Town v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup Quarter-Final
7.45pm on Monday 4 March 2013

The Cards have an interesting Surrey Senior Cup tie tomorrow (Monday) evening when they travel to Godalming Town, who are second in the Southern Division One Central and who will no doubt be hoping to spring a surprise on Garry Hill’s side. Fixture congestion – Woking have a testing home game against Mansfield Town on Wednesday evening – makes it unlikely that the Cards, holders of the trophy, will be able to field their strongest side but Garry will be keen nevertheless to make further progress in this competition if possible.

WOKING

The Cards have recovered well from the ‘blip’ that saw them lose to Newport and Barrow, grinding out a win at Southport, playing superbly to defeat Forest Green Rovers and then gaining a point at home to Lincoln City. Saturday’s 1-1 draw was a little frustrating, though, in the sense that the Cards clearly played the better football against opponents who mainly relied on pumping balls into the box.

No doubt Monday’s side will see run-outs for those players who have not figured strongly in recent games, including Brett Williams, George Frith, Josh Griffiths and Elvijs Putnins.

Woking have beaten Merstham 5-2 away and Farnham Town 5-0 at home to reach this stage of the competition.

The winners of Tuesday’s tie will be at home to either Metropolitan Police in the semi-final. Sutton United are already through to the other semi-final and will play either Chipstead or AFC Wimbledon.

GODALMING TOWN

Godalming are having an excellent season. Sitting second in the table, two points behind Burnham, they have won 20 games, drawn six and lost four, scoring 68 goals and conceding 28. On Saturday they had an emphatic 4-0 home win over Chalfont St.Peter.

A familiar name in the Godalming defence is that of defender Ryan Lake, who played for Hampton and Richmond. Up front, strikers Johnnie Dyer and Scott Harris have been scoring freely, as has tricky wide man Darren Wheeler.

Godalming have beaten Chessington and Hook 3-2 away and Dorking Wanderers 6-0 away to reach the Quarter-Final.

GETTING THERE

Wey Court
Meadrow
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 3JE

Official website: www.godalmingtownfc.co.uk

The Cards Trust is not running a coach to this match.

By train
Wey Court is an easy half-mile walk from Farncombe (not Godalming) station. The 18.43 from Woking would get you to Farncombe at 19.02 or you can cut it fine and catch the 19.14, which gets in at 19.29. You might as well stay and have a drink after the game since there isn’t a train back till 22.32.

Leave the station from Platform 2. Turn right at the bottom of the station entrance. Then turn left down St Johns Street. At the church turn left along the alleyway and follow it all the way to the main road. Wey Court is then on your left.

By car
Head towards Guildford and then follow ‘other routes’ signs before bearing left onto the A3100 (‘Godalming’). Follow this road for about two miles until you reach the ground on your right.
Parking at the ground is limited to players and officials only. There is a small public car park just outside the ground, which is free after 7pm. Otherwise, it’s a matter of finding a space in the roads near the ground.

NEXT GAME

Woking are at home to play-off chasing Mansfield Town on Wednesday evening. The Stags have been in great form, so they can be expected to provide a strong threat to the Cards’ fine home record.

Come on, you Cards!

Woking exit Cup on penalties

Alan Worth
12:23am, Tue 5th Mar 2013
Godalming Town 1 Woking 1
(Godalming won 2-0 on penalties)
Surrey Senior Cup
4th March 2013


Woking were finally defeated by Godalming Town and dumped out of the Surrey Senior Cup after a disappointing penalty shoot-out following stalemate after 120 minutes at Wey Court.

Goldalming, flying high in the Evo-Stik Southern Central Division, created more clear-cut chances throughout the game. But thanks to some excellent saves from ‘Man of the Match’ Elvijs Putnins and impressive defending from the Cards' young centre back pairing the hosts were unable to see off their more illustrious visitors in ninety minutes or extra time.

Garry Hill, with a tough game against Mansfield in two days' time to take into account, unsurprisingly fielded a young side made up largely of reserves, Academy players and a couple of “fringe� first teamers. On a bitterly cold night and playing on an uneven surface, the Cards struggled to play with much fluency and found it difficult to create many goal-scoring opportunities.

From the off Godalming looked to attack and within two minutes Harris had blazed over the bar from the corner of the penalty box to provide the defence with an early warning of what was to follow.

At the other end Brett Williams had a wonderful chance to give the visitors an early lead when his pace took him clear of the Godalming defence as he chased down a long Woking clearance. But, one-on-one with the keeper, the striker hesitated and Somerville saved with his legs.

Godalming largely dominated possession without really stretching the Woking defence, well marshalled by Moore and Taylor. Woking did manage to create a number of half chances for themselves as McCallum saw his effort blocked after twenty-four minutes, a Mazzone header was then half cleared and Wright’s follow-up shot was wide.

Wheeler fizzed a long-range effort wide of Putnin’s goal before Dyer, on for Foulser, with the hosts' best chance of the half managed to get in behind the defence. But his effort was scrambled away by the Cards. A Godalming corner coming just before the break saw a Lake effort cleared off the line to see both sides remaining all square at the break.

Half-time: Godalming Town 0 Woking 0

Goldalming continued to exert most of the pressure as the second half got underway. A dangerous run down the left by Wheeler provided a wonderful opportunity for Godalming as he drove the ball across the Woking six-yard box. With the goal at his mercy, Dyer dived to head wide of the post.

A period of Woking pressure saw a Mazzone effort fly wide of the post and then the young forward ruled offside as he benefitted from good work from Griffiths in the Godalming box. But just past the hour mark the Cards finally broke the deadlock.

Brett Williams used his pace to get to the byeline before rolling the ball across the six-yard box for Griffiths to tap home from close range into the empty net.

Godalming, spurred on by this set-back, pushed forward with even greater intent and Woking had Putnins to thank for a number of fine saves and some less than accurate finishing from the home side.

However, a deserved equaliser arrived with ten minutes remaining. A long throw from Hollis into the Woking area resulted in some head tennis. The Cards' defence for once were unable to clear the ball decisively and Read found time to turn on a bouncing ball and slam it into the net from close range.

Full Time: Godalming Town 1 Woking 1

Godalming, who had a number of opportunities to seal the tie, largely dominated extra time. But Putnins was in fine form as he turned a Harris effort over the bar and then expertly tipped a fierce volley from McClurg away for a corner.

In the second period Woking did manage to create a couple of half chances as Fahm put his shot wide from ten yards and Somerville saved at the feet of Mazzone.

With two minutes remaining Godalming had a wonderful opportunity to finish the tie with Harris clean through on goal but he only managed to put his shot wide of Putnins’ left-hand post with the goal at his mercy.

And so to penalties and the less said about this the better. Suffice to say that Woking, unlike Godalming, were unable to score from their first three penalties and with Putnins managing to keep out Short’s effort it was left for Williams to keep the Cards in the match and the competition. But, as with what had gone before, his penalty was comfortably saved by Somerville and the Cup holders were out of the competition.


Woking: Elvijs Putnins, Louis Meech, Rene Steer (Adam Brice 60), Niall Wright (Michael Fahm 78), Phil Moore, Lewis Taylor, Josh Griffiths, George Frith, Jack Mazzone, Brett Williams, Gavin McCallum (Jake Hicks 85)

Unused subs: Jordayne Henry, Liam Allan

Goal Scorer: Josh Griffiths 63

Godalming Town: Jake Somerville, Wes Harrison, Ryan Lake, Guy Hollis, Adam Foulser (Johnnie Dyer 21), George Short, Scott Harris, Jamie McClurg, Dan Read, Darren Wheeler (Gavin Smith 84), Jack Broome

Unused subs: Warren Harris, Jon Underwood

Goal Scorer: Dan Read 80


Attendance: 341


MOTM: Elvijs Putnins – some fine saves kept Woking in the game particularly during extra time.

Godalming Town LINEUP
1Jake Sommerville
2Wes Harrison
3Ryan Lake
4Guy Hollis
5Adam Foulser ('21)
6George Short
7Scott Harris
8Jamie McClurg
19Dan Read
10Darren Wheeler ('84)
17Jack Broome
BENCH
12Warren Harris
14Johnnie Dyer ('21)
15Gavin Smith ('84)
16Jon Underwood
WOKING LINEUP
1Elvijs Putnins
2Louie Meech
3Rene Steer ('60)
4Niall Wright ('78)
5Phil Moore
6Lewis Taylor
7Josh Griffiths
8George Frith
9Jack Mazzone
10Brett Williams
11Gavin McCallum ('85)
BENCH
18Liam Allen
14Jake Hicks ('85)
15Adam Brice ('60)
16Michael Fahm ('78)
17Jordayne Henry

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