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Woking 2-0 Southport

Woking pulled further away from relegation danger with a comfortable win over struggling Southport.

Joe McNerny saw his header come back off the crossbar before Sandgrounders keeper Danny Hurst saved from the same player on the rebound.

The hosts went in front when Scott Rendell headed Josh Payne's cross past Hurst.

Keiran Murtagh wrapped up the win with a goal from close range as Woking moved up to 14th.

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Post-match: Woking manager Hill

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"It was a game we were certainly in control of by having the most opportunities and hitting the post three times in the first half and we had to watch them at 0-0.

"We bossed for long periods in the second half and the first goal was a big boost for us, as was keeping a clean sheet and creating chances. We fully deserved the result."

"It's a very thin dividing line between the sides in this league apart from Luton and Cambridge. But it was a very hard three points today and it gives us nine days to prepare for Luton."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 1Howe
  • 5McNerney
  • 2Newton
  • 3Nutter
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 20PayneSubstituted forMcNameeat 82'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Betsy
  • 26Murtagh
  • 25MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 78'minutes
  • 21Rendell

Substitutes

  • 30Jones
  • 10Sole
  • 34Beckles
  • 18Beasant
  • 14McNamee

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 5FlynnSubstituted forChallonerat 17'minutes
  • 7Nsiala
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 10Ledsham
  • 6Brown
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 18George
  • 9Walker
  • 21OsaweSubstituted forBrodieat 83'minutes
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Joyce
  • 8Mukendi
  • 19Wimmer
  • 25Brodie
  • 12Challoner
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,504

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 2, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 2, Southport 0.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Vinny Mukendi (Southport).
John Nutter (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Keiran Murtagh (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Jason Walker (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Offside, Southport. Jason Walker tries a through ball, but Jason Walker is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Vinny Mukendi (Southport) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Challoner with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Osayamen Osawe.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Anthony McNamee replaces Josh Payne.
Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).
Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 2, Southport 0. Keiran Murtagh (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kevin Betsy.
Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Joey Jones replaces John Goddard.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).
Jack Marriott (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Vinny Mukendi (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Offside, Southport. Matthew Challoner tries a through ball, but Matthew Challoner is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Danny Hattersley.
Offside, Southport. Jason Walker tries a through ball, but Jason Walker is caught offside.
Attempt saved. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Kevin Betsy (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Aristote Nsiala (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.
Corner, Southport.
Offside, Woking. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 1, Southport 0. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Payne with a cross.
Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Woking.
Attempt saved. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. David Fitzpatrick (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).
Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 0, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 0, Southport 0.
Attempt missed. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).
Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Woking.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
John Nutter (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).
Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.
Offside, Southport. Luke George tries a through ball, but Luke George is caught offside.
Corner, Southport.
Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).
Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.
Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton34221025876
2Cambridge33171062861
3Alfreton3518413-358
4Barnet3616911857
5Nuneaton3616911-257
6Gateshead36151011855
7Halifax36159121654
8Salisbury3516613-254
9Grimsby3115881553
10Kidderminster3415613051
11Welling34131011549
12Forest Green32146121548
13Macclesfield3314613548
14Woking3614616-748
15Wrexham3513814247
16Lincoln City36121113-347
17Braintree2913791046
18Hereford35101015-1340
19Chester3591214-1639
20Southport3510718-1937
21Aldershot34111013333
22Dartford369621-2333
23Tamworth348818-2232
24Hyde United361629-639
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