Late Godalming goals thwart Ducks

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After back-to-back home wins in their previous two games, Aylesbury United were unable to make it three in a row as they went down to a 2-1 home defeat to Godalming Town on Saturday.

After an even first half that saw both teams hit the crossbar, it was United who edged in front in the first minute of the second period courtesy of a comical own goal.

But a combination of United losing their way and Town improving saw the Ducks fade from the game, and a similarly gifted goal allowed the visitors to equalise before Darren Wheeler wrapped up the points for the visitors nine minutes from time.

Following a goalless first half, the breakthrough came within a minute of the restart when Greg Williams’ shot from range was heading wide, and even when it deflected off Ashley Lloyd there appeared no danger with Ossai well stationed, but he carelessly let the ball squirm through his legs and over the line.

Aylesbury were unable to capitalise on that moment of good fortune though and after the home side missed a couple of half chances, Godalming drew level 14 minutes from time when Jack Wood’s pass was miscontrolled by United keeper Zaki Oualah and the ball fell into the path of Graeme Purdy, who gleefully tapped into an empty net.

And five minutes later the visitors completed the turnaround as Wheeler produced a finish of stunning power and accuracy to see Godalming to victory and prevent Aylesbury from making it three straight home wins.

United remain outside the bottom two in Division One Central but only by one place.

Aylesbury make the trip to Arlesey Town this weekend.