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Woking 2-2 Barrow

Woking missed the chance to move into the National League play-off places after being held to a draw by Barrow.

Scott Griffiths marked his Woking debut with a headed own goal on 18 minutes.

The hosts levelled four minutes later through John Goddard's curling effort but Andy Cook put Barrow 2-1 up with a close-range header on 29 minutes.

Giuseppe Sole equalised for the Cards with a neat finish deep into first-half injury time and hit a free-kick just wide late in the second half.

One of the referee's assistants was forced off early on after the ball struck him in the face, with a Woking fan volunteering to take on fourth official duties after a lengthy delay.

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Woking tweeted a picture of the unfortunate referee's assistant...
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The game was held up while a replacement was sought...
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Until one Cards fans obliged and enjoyed a different day out at Kingfield

Woking striker Scott Rendell, who missed the game through injury, told BBC Surrey:

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Rendell on Woking v Barrow

"It's never easy watching games and it was very scrappy and sitting there on the bench we were disappointed with the way we played in the first half - but to get a point is better than nothing.

"It was always going to be a horrible game but I didn't realise how horrible it was going to be. We said at the start of last week we wanted nine points from the next three games but now we can take seven and remain unbeaten.

"Today was another big test and it wasn't going to be pretty and it was a scrap and a dogfight but we need get through those games."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 26NormanBooked at 66mins
  • 23GriffithsSubstituted forCapriceat 72'minutes
  • 14RobinsonSubstituted forMurtaghat 69'minutes
  • 7Jones
  • 5Saah
  • 4Ricketts
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forSmithat 69'minutes
  • 11Goddard
  • 10Sole
  • 19Quigley

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 8Murtagh
  • 12Poku
  • 18Hamann
  • 20Smith

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 23Symington
  • 25Wilmer-Anderton
  • 24ParryBooked at 45mins
  • 6GrandBooked at 47mins
  • 5Livesey
  • 2CowperthwaiteSubstituted forMellorat 32'minutes
  • 29WilliamsSubstituted forWalkerat 85'minutes
  • 18GrimesSubstituted forHaworthat 76'minutes
  • 10Cook
  • 11Pilkington

Substitutes

  • 7Haworth
  • 8Harvey
  • 9Walker
  • 15Mellor
  • 17Williams
Referee:
Christopher Powell
Attendance:
1,713

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 2, Barrow 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 2, Barrow 2.

Foul by Danny Livesey (Barrow).

Joe Quigley (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

Jason Walker (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Smith (Woking).

Andrew Parry (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Jason Walker replaces Jordan Williams.

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by David Mellor (Barrow).

Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Danny Pilkington (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Ashley Grimes.

Attempt missed. Joey Jones (Woking) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Giuseppe Sole.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Jake Caprice replaces Scott Griffiths.

Foul by Danny Livesey (Barrow).

Alex Smith (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Keiran Murtagh replaces Matt Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Alex Smith replaces Bruno Andrade.

Attempt missed. Danny Pilkington (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Cameron Norman (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron Norman (Woking).

Jordan Williams (Barrow) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt saved. Joe Quigley (Woking) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Hand ball by Danny Pilkington (Barrow).

Attempt missed. Joe Quigley (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Woking.

Offside, Barrow. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Andy Cook (Barrow) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

Brian Saah (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Williams (Barrow) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Attempt missed. Andrew Parry (Barrow) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Pilkington.

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