Woking stretched away from the Conference Premier relegation zone by ending Hereford's five-match unbeaten run in dominant style.

The Cards struck twice just before the half-hour mark, through Jack Marriott's header and Keiran Murtagh's long-range shot, to take hold of the game.

Financially troubled Hereford rarely troubled the hosts, and the victory was secured with Josh Payne's late volley.

The result saw Woking move up to 17th, two places behind their opponents.

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Woking boss Gary Hill told BBC Surrey:

"You look at Manchester United, you take Rooney and Van Persie out of their team, they're very average - and it's the same for us.

"With the help of Ipswich, getting Jack Marriott back, and Scott Rendell choosing to come back as a contract player is a big plus, extending the loan of Keiran Murtagh to the end of the season is another big plus and getting the lad in from Yeovil, Joey Jones, is another big plus.

"You look at those four additions and they have given everybody a lift at the club as well as the fans and I am very pleased. It's a good group and we showed that tonight."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Woking

  • 18 Beasant
  • 05 McNerney
  • 06 Johnson Booked
  • 02 Newton (Jones - 75' )
  • 03 Nutter
  • 22 Goddard
  • 11 Betsy
  • 20 Payne (Beckles - 90' )
  • 26 Murtagh
  • 25 Marriott (Sole - 85' )
  • 21 Rendell

Substitutes

  • 14 McNamee
  • 34 Beckles
  • 01 Howe
  • 30 Jones
  • 10 Sole

Hereford United

  • 21 Lloyd-Weston
  • 05 McDonald
  • 03 Bush
  • 06 Graham Booked
  • 12 Collins (Leadbitter - 62' )
  • 04 James
  • 22 Edge
  • 16 Artus (Walker - 55' )
  • 15 Rankine
  • 17 Brown
  • 10 Sharp (Smith - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Evans
  • 07 Purdie
  • 09 Walker
  • 11 Smith
  • 02 Leadbitter
Ref: Colin Lymer
Att: 1,131

Match Stats

Shots

18 9

On target

8 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

4 6

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Woking 3, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +3:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Woking 3, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +3:05

Offside, Hereford United. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

89:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Woking. Reece Beckles replaces Josh Payne.

89:29 Booking

Booking Luke Graham (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:59

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

88:59

Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.

87:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Woking 3, Hereford United 0. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Scott Rendell.

86:19

Attempt missed. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

85:07

Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

85:07

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

84:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.

83:47

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) header from the right side of the box is too high.

80:34

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

79:25 Booking

Booking Brett Johnson (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:58

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Hereford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

75:58

Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

74:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Woking. Joey Jones replaces Adam Newton because of an injury.

73:19

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

71:57

Corner, Woking.

69:19

Attempt saved. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

66:01

Corner, Hereford United.

62:44

Attempt missed. Kevin Betsy (Woking) left footed shot from the right side of the box.

62:11

Corner, Woking.

61:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Dominic Collins.

61:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Sam Smith replaces Chris Sharp.

59:15

Offside, Hereford United. Chris Sharp tries a through ball, but Chris Sharp is caught offside.

57:36

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

57:36

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

54:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Frankie Artus.

54:01

Corner, Woking.

53:41

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

52:29

Corner, Woking.

46:20

Attempt missed. Kingsley James (Hereford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Woking 2, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Woking 2, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +0:39

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

44:20

Corner, Woking.

44:08

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

43:45

Attempt missed. John Nutter (Woking) left footed shot from long range on the left.

41:50

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

41:50

Brett Johnson (Woking) wins a free kick.

41:28

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

37:56

Corner, Woking.

36:59

Foul by Kingsley James (Hereford United).

36:59

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

35:20

Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

34:48

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

34:48

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

34:17

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

31:30

Offside, Woking. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.

31:03

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

30:49

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

25:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Woking 2, Hereford United 0. Keiran Murtagh (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Marriott.

23:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Woking 1, Hereford United 0. Jack Marriott (Woking) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Nutter with a cross.

21:41

Foul by Adam Newton (Woking).

21:41

Jamie Edge (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

20:32

Attempt missed. Kevin Betsy (Woking) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

19:27

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

17:38

Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.

16:52

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

14:57

Attempt missed. Joseph McNerney (Woking) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Josh Payne.

14:28

Corner, Woking.

12:42

Attempt missed. John Nutter (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

9:53

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

9:53

Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

8:35

Corner, Woking.

7:18

Corner, Hereford United.

2:42

Foul by Jamie Edge (Hereford United).

2:42

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

0:58

Attempt saved. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

0:23

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

0:23

Brett Johnson (Woking) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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