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Woking 2-1 Alfreton Town

A late comeback from Woking kept their Conference Premier play-off hopes alive and dented Alfreton's own top five ambitions.

John Akinde tapped in early on for his 16th of the season to give the Reds the lead.

Joey Jones levelled for the home side when he headed in John Nutter's free-kick.

Moments later the Cards snatched all three points with Jack Marriott turning and slotting past Jon Worsnop.

The defeat leaves the Reds four points behind Halifax in fifth place, having a played a game more, while Woking find themselves a further two points back.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

Garry Hill

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Garry Hill: Woking boss after win over Alfreton

"It's been a tiring week for us and we have had to play four games in eight days and we are working very hard as a part-time squad.

"We had no complaints being 1-0 down at half-time and we looked flat. I told them to finish the season on a high and dig deep.

"I felt we showed character and thoroughly deserved to win the game in the second half and to turn it around and beat a side after a difficult week it was a great result.

"Certainly you've got to have the energy and the desire from everybody and we had to dig very deep but I am very pleased for the players."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 18Beasant
  • 30Jones
  • 6Johnson
  • 3Nutter
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 54minsSubstituted forGoddardat 57'minutes
  • 2Newton
  • 11BetsySubstituted forSoleat 73'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 20PayneBooked at 14mins
  • 25Marriott
  • 21Rendell

Substitutes

  • 28Little
  • 10Sole
  • 15Cestor Botuli
  • 22Goddard
  • 34Beckles

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 2Wood
  • 3Franklin
  • 16FentonSubstituted forKempsonat 73'minutes
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 7Law
  • 25Jones
  • 27Whitehouse
  • 8ShawSubstituted forMeadowsat 88'minutes
  • 24HarradSubstituted forClaytonat 88'minutes
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 6Kempson
  • 9Clayton
  • 23Poku
  • 12Meadows
  • 1Wildsmith
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,485

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 2, Alfreton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 2, Alfreton Town 1.

Corner, Woking.

Hand ball by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Shaun Harrad.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Tom Shaw.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 2, Alfreton Town 1. Jack Marriott (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Giuseppe Sole.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Josh Law (Alfreton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 1, Alfreton Town 1. Joey Jones (Woking) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Nutter with a cross.

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

John Nutter (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Kevin Betsy.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Darran Kempson replaces Nick Fenton because of an injury.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

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

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Newton with a cross.

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Alfreton Town).

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Alfreton Town).

Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. John Goddard replaces Joe McNerney.

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