Guildford City (0) 1, Camberley Town (0) 1
by Barry Underwood
Both of these sides are hovering precariously just above the relegation places, and the match it is fair to say was far from an exciting spectacle. Guildford slightly edged the first period, whilst Camberley edged the second. Chances throughout were few and far between, although truthfully the clearer chances fell to the visiting team. A headed goal from the visitors with 12 minutes remaining seemed to have clinched the victory until deep in stoppage time Guildford grabbed an all-important equaliser.
Guildford opened the match brightly but couldn’t forge an opening. The first effort on goal came from Cameron Gyeabour who was slid into space by Scott Costello; Gyeabour’s effort from an angle going wide. Immediately Stuart Norman was forced to save with his legs and there was little between the two sides. City had claims for a penalty for handball waved away but largely the home front line were looking rather toothless. Scott Costello did see a powerful effort go just wide from 20 yards, whilst Camberley saw a header from a corner go just wide. After a promising move on the edge of the box Tommy Brunton under hit his shot which was comfortably saved, whilst in first-half stoppage time home keeper Stuart Norman saved a long distance volley.
Shortly after the restart Guildford suffered a blow when Tom Hegarty left the field with a reoccurrence of his hamstring injury. Twice early in the half Camberley saw shots go wide but the game was still an understated affair. With the addition of an aerial threat from Joe Condon off the bench Guildford started to pose a goal threat. But it was Camberley who took the lead on 78 minutes. A deep corner saw Brad Passfield unmarked at the back post to head home. City pushed forward and a strong run from Leon Dadey saw his effort at full stretch saved by Cawdron’s legs. Moments later a free kick gave Stephan Langley a shooting chance at the back of the goal but his effort went into the side netting. Then in the third minute of stoppage time Guildford broke Camberley’s hearts for the second time this season. A long throw fell loose in the box. Joe Condon’s shot rebounded off the post and Stephan Langley was on hand to lift the ball into the net.
Team: Stuart Norman, Stephan Langley, Campbell Scott, Ashley Hitchinson (Enow Ojong 82), Jamie Pearce, Tom Hegarty (Ricardo Andre 48), Shane Cheeseman (Joe Condon 65), Tommy Brunton, Cameron Gyeabour, Scott Costello, Leon Dadey. Unused subs: Sam Hunt, Neil Roissetter.
Referee: Declan Wyatt
Attendance – 65