National League
Woking2Wrexham1

Woking 2-1 Wrexham

Joe Jones claimed victory for Woking to jump above visitors Wrexham into 16th in the Conference Premier table.

Dragons goalkeeper Andy Coughlin came for a high ball but his poor punch fell to Jones lurking outside the area.

Scott Rendell had given Woking the lead after a swift counter-attack allowed Jack Marriott to pick out his team-mate with a lofted ball over Coughlin.

But Johnny Hunt equalised for Wrexham within two minutes after Dean Keates' whipped free-kick caused havoc.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm disappointed. I thought we were too open and not understanding of the elements, it was more difficult to defend that end - we needed to be nastier sooner.

"We've got to earn the right to play and early on we were hoping to ask questions and get in good areas.

"We showed a bit of attitude to come back into the game and give ourselves a chance, but we lost to two scruffy goals as far as I'm concerned."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Post-match: Woking manager Hill

"It is a big three points for us.

"We got the second goal - whoever got it, it was going to be a very important goal - and we got it.

"We are starting to get consistency in the performances now and we're starting to win games. It's a nice habit.

"We've got eight to play now and we're going to keep pushing on and see where it takes us."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 1HoweSubstituted forBeasantat 43'minutes
  • 3Nutter
  • 30JonesSubstituted forJohnsonat 81'minutes
  • 2Newton
  • 5McNerney
  • 26Murtagh
  • 11Betsy
  • 22GoddardBooked at 80mins
  • 4Ricketts
  • 25MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 75'minutes
  • 21Rendell

Substitutes

  • 34Beckles
  • 15Cestor Botuli
  • 6Johnson
  • 10Sole
  • 18Beasant

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 3Ashton
  • 5Livesey
  • 2WrightBooked at 90mins
  • 6Clarke
  • 8Harris
  • 12Keates
  • 16Hunt
  • 29Carrington
  • 9BishopSubstituted forOrmerodat 79'minutes
  • 22ReidSubstituted forAnyinsahat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Tomassen
  • 28Artell
  • 1Mayebi
  • 26Anyinsah
  • 10Ormerod
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
2,117

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 2, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 2, Wrexham 1.

Booking

Stephen Wright (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).
Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.
Corner, Woking.
Corner, Woking.
Giuseppe Sole (Woking) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).
Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Jay Harris (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box is saved.
Foul by Kevin Betsy (Woking).
Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).
Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Brett Johnson replaces Joey Jones.
Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).
Joe McNerney (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

John Goddard (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by John Goddard (Woking).
Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod replaces Andy Bishop.
Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).
Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.
Attempt missed. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).
Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.
Offside, Woking. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.
Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).
Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Anyinsah replaces Bradley Reid because of an injury.
Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).
Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Woking) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Ricketts with a cross.
Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.
Corner, Wrexham.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 2, Wrexham 1. Joey Jones (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Corner, Woking.
Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).
Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).
Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 1, Wrexham 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 1, Wrexham 1.
Offside, Woking. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Sam Beasant replaces Aaron Howe because of an injury.
Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).
John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).
Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. John Nutter (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Bradley Reid (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Kevin Betsy (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Hand ball by Jack Marriott (Woking).
Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.
Offside, Woking. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Mark Carrington.
Corner, Wrexham.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton39241145983
2Cambridge38191363270
3Gateshead401811111265
4Alfreton4021514165
5Halifax39189122163
6Grimsby37189101763
7Nuneaton41171113-362
8Braintree37187121461
9Barnet40171013761
10Kidderminster3917913260
11Forest Green38177141758
12Salisbury4016915-957
13Welling40151114456
14Macclesfield3816616354
15Lincoln City41141215-254
16Woking3816616-554
17Wrexham4014917-251
18Southport3912918-1445
19Chester41101318-2243
20Hereford40101218-1842
21Aldershot40131215441
22Dartford3911721-2040
23Tamworth408923-2933
24Hyde United401732-6910
View full National League table

Top Stories