National League
Woking3Hereford0

Woking 3-0 Hereford United

Woking midfielder Josh Payne

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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Woking boss Gary Hill told BBC Surrey:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Post-match: Woking manager Garry Hill

"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."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 18Beasant
  • 5McNerney
  • 6JohnsonBooked at 80mins
  • 2NewtonSubstituted forJonesat 75'minutes
  • 3Nutter
  • 22Goddard
  • 11Betsy
  • 20PayneSubstituted forBecklesat 90'minutes
  • 26Murtagh
  • 25MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 85'minutes
  • 21Rendell

Substitutes

  • 14McNamee
  • 34Beckles
  • 1Howe
  • 30Jones
  • 10Sole

Hereford

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Bush
  • 6GrahamBooked at 90mins
  • 12CollinsSubstituted forLeadbitterat 62'minutes
  • 4James
  • 22Edge
  • 16ArtusSubstituted forWalkerat 55'minutes
  • 15Rankine
  • 17Brown
  • 10SharpSubstituted forSmithat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Evans
  • 7Purdie
  • 9Walker
  • 11Smith
  • 2Leadbitter
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
1,131

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamHereford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home4
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 3, Hereford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 3, Hereford United 0.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Reece Beckles replaces Josh Payne.

Booking

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

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.

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.

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

Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.

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

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

Booking

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

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

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

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Woking.

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

Corner, Hereford United.

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

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Dominic Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Sam Smith replaces Chris Sharp.

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

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Frankie Artus.

Corner, Woking.

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

Corner, Woking.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 2, Hereford United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 2, Hereford United 0.

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

Corner, Woking.

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

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

goal

Top Stories