First Team
SCFL Division 1 Tue 27 September Bill Kyte Stadium
Godalming Town
  • Boultwood (45+5')
Epsom & Ewell
  • Wilson (17')
  • Dyer (24')
  • Pingling (89')

We made the ‘shortish’ journey for us to Wey Court on Tuesday 27th September to face Godalming Town who are known as ‘The G’s’. This is a tough place to play for any team and ‘under the lights’ will always be an actual test of your credentials as a unit.

We had an unchanged lineup from our excellent victory over Wick ten days before. The game started with both teams not probably playing their best and we opened the scoring against the run of play with a delicate chip by Nick Wilson over the Godalming keeper; it was an excellent finish. Only 7 minutes later we extended our lead when the excellent Jaevon Dyer who caused the Godalming defence all sorts of problems latched onto a ball over the top and beat one man easily and the keeper and rolled the ball into an empty net in the 24th minute. He fell awkwardly after scoring and was treated immediately, but you could see that he was struggling and he was soon substituted by the management more for his protection than anything else. Godalming were having their fair share of chances and it was no surprise when they pulled a goal back just before halftime after a smart turn just outside the 6-yard box. Half time 2-1.

We fully expected an onslaught from the home team at the beginning of the second half and we certainly got that. However, we defended solidly and rode our luck on a couple of occasions especially when you would have expected the Home team to score from some gilt-edged opportunities. One point blank save of note from our keeper, Matt Walton just before the end of the match when he stopped a certain equaliser. And then in the 95th minute Jonny Akoto ‘Sonic’ sped down the right wing leaving Godalming defenders in his wake and into the box where he was fouled and the referee pointed to the spot. Richard Pingling stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way so we made it 3-1. The referee blew for full-time shortly afterwards.

This was a very good result and provided real proof of the team’s battling credentials. As previously mentioned this is not an easy place to go and get 3 points and many of our rivals will not do what we did and win.

We move on to another equally tough fixture on Saturday away at East Preston; this will be our 7th away game out of 9 league games so far.

Up the Salts

As Reported By Peter Mutton