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Woking 1-3 AFC Telford United

Mike Phenix netted twice as Conference bottom club AFC Telford United recorded only their second league win of the season at second-placed Woking.

Phenix put the Bucks ahead when he nodded home Sean Clancy's cross before John Goddard levelled for the hosts.

Telford restored their lead just minutes after the restart when Phenix tapped the ball home from close range.

Sam Smith extended their advantage to seal a valuable three points for the visitors late on with a cool finish.

Telford are now within three points of 23rd-placed Alfreton, while Woking drop to third following their second home defeat in three games.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Garry Hill: Woking boss on Telford defeat

"We are very disappointed all round. No excuses, no complaints - all credit to Telford.

"They showed more desire and hunger then us over the ninety minutes. Very rarely in the three and half years I have been here have I had to say that.

"We were totally out-fought and dominated.

"Steve Thompson watches the DVD and I will be taking it home as well tonight and going through the agony. I will deal with it all once I have watched the game."

Telford manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We've been lining the team up to make us hard to beat and, while I know it's still a long, hard season, I actually think we're growing into the league.

"Mike Phenix will get the headlines for his two goals, but Christian Platt was magnificent and Freddie Hall had a great debut in goal.

"But I shouldn't be singling out individuals. This was a real team effort."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 30Worner
  • 21Jones
  • 5McNerney
  • 3Cestor
  • 24MorganSubstituted forSoleat 65'minutes
  • 7Payne
  • 14LewisSubstituted forBetsyat 62'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 22Goddard
  • 32Arthur
  • 9Rendell
  • 16Marriott

Substitutes

  • 2Newton
  • 6J Clarke
  • 10Sole
  • 11Betsy
  • 23Cole

Telford

  • 25Hall
  • 4Byrne
  • 24ParryBooked at 23mins
  • 16McDonald
  • 23Higgins
  • 6Grogan
  • 17PlattBooked at 69mins
  • 20Poku
  • 11Clancy
  • 18SmithSubstituted forToddat 79'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 7Phenix

Substitutes

  • 1Hedge
  • 8Barnett
  • 12Cooke
  • 19Deacey
  • 21Todd
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
1,817

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 1, AFC Telford United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 1, AFC Telford United 3.

Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Andy Todd tries a through ball, but Andy Todd is caught offside.

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

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

Foul by Kevin Betsy (Woking).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Andy Todd (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Kevin Betsy (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Michael Phenix tries a through ball, but Michael Phenix is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Higgins (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Todd replaces Sam Smith.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Michael Grogan tries a through ball, but Michael Grogan is caught offside.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt missed. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ryan Higgins (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United).

Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kristian Platt (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

Kristian Platt (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Woking).

Andrew Parry (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Dean Morgan.

Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kristian Platt with a cross.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Kevin Betsy replaces Theo Lewis.

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