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Wey Valley Derby – Guildford City v Godalming Town – Wednesday

This week Guildford City host their local rivals in the Wey Valley Derby on Wednesday evening against Godalming Town.

This game was originally set for Boxing Day, but due to the very bad weather that the area suffered the game has been rearranged for this Wednesday 22nd January – Kick off – 7.45pm.

Guildford fans will be looking forward once again to seeing City’s new look strike force of Joel Greaves, Sam Spencer and Andy White. The popular Greaves holds the club “goals in a season” record from his previous spell at the Spectrum, and he delighted Kevin Rayner with his performance during his second debut against Clevedon on 11 January. Partnering Greaves up front is likely to be the exciting Sam Spencer. Just 18, Spencer was released from Bromley at the end of last season. He has shown that he knows his way to goal since his arrival with three goals in three appearances. White has recently joined the club from Chertsey Town, but with his previous experience at Gillingham and in the Conference South at Eastleigh he has a proven record of scoring goals at a higher level. In midfield former Shamrock Rovers U’21 international Darren Stapleton returns from suspension and is available for selection. He joins the highly promising young duo James Jewers and Jordan Taylor, and the experienced Ben Rayner and club skipper Ben Walshe. At the back it is likely that Jamie Thoroughgood will be joined once again by Tom Williams, the Cyprus international who has made nearly 300 Football League appearances during his career.

Godalming earned a battling point in a 2-2 draw against North Leigh on Saturday; a match played at the Spectrum following the flood damage to their Wey Court ground. Renowned “G’s” striker Dan Read entered the field of play as a substitute after 30 minutes and within three minutes had scored twice to put Godalming in front. Former City player George Bowerman also featured in the Godalming line-up. The visitors will be skippered by imposing central defender Gavin Miller who is actually based in Guildford. Godalming hold the bragging rights so far this season courtesy of a 1-0 home victory over City back in August. Both team’s line-up has changed somewhat since that first match and a full-blooded Wey Valley derby is anticipated.

We offer half price adult admission to league matches upon presentation of any of the following valid passes:

Season ticket from any football club#, or:
Armed Forces ID card, Guildford Cricket Club membership, Guildford Flames Ice Hockey season ticket, Surrey Heat Basketball season ticket, Surrey Storm Netball season ticket.

# – Does not include the season ticket holders of the opposition team.

About Guildford City FC

Combined Counties Premier Division football club playing at the Spectrum, Guildford.

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