National League
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Altrincham 3-1 Woking

Altrincham ended a five-match winless run as they defeated Woking to move out of the relegation zone.

Michael Rankine opened the scoring for the hosts from the spot after Bruno Andrade's foul, and Josh Ginnelly fired in to double the lead before half time.

Woking halved the deficit when Andrade was felled just outside the area and Giuseppe Sole swept home the free-kick.

But Altrincham sealed the points when Jonathon Margetts found the net from Rankine's cushioned header.

It was Woking's first league loss in eight games and means they remain a point outside the National League play-off places.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Garry Hill: Woking boss after defeat by Altrincham

"No complaints at all. We were always second best and I'm disappointed to say that because we've had a great run, with only losing once in in the last 12.

"Sometimes you have a bad performance and we had a bad one, we never really got going early on.

"We were second all over the park and they seemed like they wanted it more than us. They won personal battles all over the park.

"It's the end of good run, (but) we've got ourselves in a good position and we find ourselves disappointed by not jumping into the top five - but on tonight's performance, we don't deserve to."

Line-ups

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 6Leather
  • 4Moult
  • 8Richman
  • 3Griffin
  • 28Holness
  • 20Sinnott
  • 15GinnellySubstituted forMottley Henryat 86'minutes
  • 19CrowtherBooked at 55minsSubstituted forLawrieat 74'minutes
  • 9Rankine
  • 27MargettsSubstituted forO'Keefeat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrie
  • 10Reeves
  • 12Heathcote
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 26Mottley Henry

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 2Caprice
  • 5SaahSubstituted forQuigleyat 65'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 26Norman
  • 14Robinson
  • 8MurtaghSubstituted forPokuat 84'minutes
  • 7Jones
  • 10SoleBooked at 77mins
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 11Goddard

Substitutes

  • 12Poku
  • 18Hamann
  • 19Quigley
  • 20Smith
  • 24Abisogun
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
826

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Altrincham 3, Woking 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Altrincham 3, Woking 1.

Attempt saved. Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Booking

Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham).

Cameron Norman (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Josh O'Keefe replaces Jonathon Margetts.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Altrincham).

Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Dylan Mottley Henry replaces Josh Ginnelly.

Attempt missed. Joe Quigley (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Godfrey Poku replaces Keiran Murtagh.

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

Attempt blocked. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

Matt Robinson (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt saved. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alex Smith (Woking).

Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. James Lawrie replaces Ryan Crowther.

Corner, Woking.

Goal!

Goal! Altrincham 3, Woking 1. Jonathon Margetts (Altrincham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Rankine with a headed pass.

Foul by Jake Moult (Altrincham).

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Alex Smith replaces Bruno Andrade because of an injury.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Joe Quigley replaces Brian Saah.

Foul by Cameron Norman (Woking).

Jonathon Margetts (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

Cameron Norman (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Brian Saah (Woking).

Jonathon Margetts (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jake Moult (Altrincham).

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

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