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AFC Telford United 1-3 Woking

Woking boosted their play-off hopes by inflicting a sixth loss in seven games on Conference bottom club Telford.

The Cards took the lead just after the break from the spot through Scott Rendell after John Goddard was brought down by Godfrey Poku inside the box.

Telford levelled through a Rod McDonald header from Sean Clancy's corner.

But Woking struck twice in the last 10 minutes as Kevin Betsy restored their lead, before Giuseppe Sole slotted home from Keiran Murtagh's through ball.

Victory leaves seventh-placed Woking seven points behind Forest Green, who are in the final play-off spot with a game in hand.

Telford, who had new on-loan Wolves striker Bradley Reid making his debut, remain backmarkers, now 14 points adrift of safety with just eight games left.

AFC Telford United manager Steve Kittrick told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We weren't good enough. At this level you can't make mistakes. It was a penalty, there is no doubt about that. Players at this level know how to play games. And Conference players don't make those type of mistakes.

"Certain players play at a certain level for a reason. You have to remember that it takes time to build a side, but we have to stick behind everyone as you can't get through games purely on adrenaline and effort.

"Until it's mathematically not right, I am not going to give up. We need to have a go against Gateshead here on Tuesday. It is hard, but we have to keep going."

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Garry Hill: Woking boss on win over Telford

"It was a good three points. The sort of game we had to win, to see how high we can get in the table. It's a big three points for us, no doubt about it.

"There's never an easy game in this league. I know Telford haven't had the best of seasons but, since the new manager came in, they've been better.

"They were very hard work for us but our little bit of quality in the end showed. When Kieran Murtagh plays like that, he is as good as anything in the league."

Line-ups

Telford

  • 25Hall
  • 26MatthewsBooked at 13mins
  • 6Grogan
  • 24Ventre
  • 16McDonaldSubstituted forDisneyat 84'minutes
  • 27SharpsBooked at 72mins
  • 9FarrellBooked at 62minsSubstituted forDyerat 85'minutes
  • 20Poku
  • 11Clancy
  • 10Gray
  • 30ReidBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 14Hancock
  • 19Deacey
  • 23Disney
  • 29Dyer
  • 31Montgomery

Woking

  • 23Cole
  • 2Newton
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forBanyaat 88'minutes
  • 21Jones
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forArthurat 66'minutes
  • 24Saah
  • 11Betsy
  • 8Murtagh
  • 22Goddard
  • 17OdubadeSubstituted forSoleat 72'minutes
  • 9Rendell

Substitutes

  • 6J Clarke
  • 10Sole
  • 12Banya
  • 31Little
  • 32Arthur
Referee:
Stephen Ross

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Telford United 1, Woking 3.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Charles Banya replaces Mark Ricketts.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 1, Woking 3. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Keiran Murtagh.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Ross Dyer replaces Adam Farrell.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. John Disney replaces Rod McDonald because of an injury.

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

Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 1, Woking 2. Kevin Betsy (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Rendell.

Attempt saved. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Bradley Reid (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Reid (AFC Telford United).

Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Yemi Odubade.

Booking

Ian Sharps (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Sharps (AFC Telford United).

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Yemi Odubade (Woking).

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

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Chris Arthur replaces Aswad Thomas.

Foul by Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United).

Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 1, Woking 1. Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sean Clancy with a cross.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt blocked. Yemi Odubade (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Cole.

Foul by Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United).

Brian Saah (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Yemi Odubade (Woking).

Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Bradley Reid tries a through ball, but Bradley Reid is caught offside.

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