GCFC v Godalming Town

22/01/2014 Guildford City FC v Godalming Town FC at the Spectrum. A competitive match that saw three sendings off. City's SAM SPENCER tests the keeper  [Pic Paul Burgman]

22/01/2014 Guildford City FC v Godalming Town FC at the Spectrum. A competitive match that saw three sendings off.
City’s SAM SPENCER tests the keeper
[Pic Paul Burgman]

GCFC ended up with 9 men on the pitch at the final whistle, but because of the heroics of Keeper Antony Hall ended up with a 0-0 draw. City new boy Sam Spencer performed well, but limped off with a knock to the shin in the second half, which gave fans the chance to see new signing Andy White, up front.

For the first 20 minutes or so, until the sending off of Jamie Thoroughgood, Guildford City were all over the visitors, testing their goalkeeper on at least 3 occasions. After the red card (for a foul, being the last man, and allegedly a goal scoring chance some 30 yards out) the balance of the game changed, and Godalming were in the ascendancy testing the in-form City keeper Antony Hall. In the second half Antony Hall made his second penalty save of the season, and also pulled off several other outstanding saves. When the numbers were evened up, after a Godalming Town player was sent off, the balance changed again and City started to apply pressure at the other end.

Then not long before the end of the game, a second yellow card for an unnecessary tackle in the oppositions half of the pitch by the corner flag by Darren Stapleton saw him earn his second Yellow Card of the game. Having only just come back from a 2 match suspension, it looks like he will be suspended again.

22/01/2014 Guildford City FC v Godalming Town FC at the Spectrum. A competitive match that saw three sendings off. City's New Boy, ANDY WHITE shoots.  [Pic Paul Burgman]

22/01/2014 Guildford City FC v Godalming Town FC at the Spectrum. A competitive match that saw three sendings off.
City’s New Boy, ANDY WHITE shoots.
[Pic Paul Burgman]

Anyway a satisfactory draw, considering. If Guildford had been able to keep 11 players on the pitch I think that a fairly comfortable win would have been on the cards.

Anyway the next game that I am covering for GCFC is against Wimborne Town at the Guildford Spectrum. Wimborne are currently sitting in 10th place in the league with 34 points, whereas City are second bottom. However with the personnel changes since they last played, I can’t see Wimborne romping to a 7 goal margin again.

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