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Woking 2-0 Southport

Woking pulled further away from relegation danger with a comfortable win over struggling Southport.

Joe McNerny saw his header come back off the crossbar before Sandgrounders keeper Danny Hurst saved from the same player on the rebound.

The hosts went in front when Scott Rendell headed Josh Payne's cross past Hurst.

Keiran Murtagh wrapped up the win with a goal from close range as Woking moved up to 14th.

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Post-match: Woking manager Hill

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"It was a game we were certainly in control of by having the most opportunities and hitting the post three times in the first half and we had to watch them at 0-0.

"We bossed for long periods in the second half and the first goal was a big boost for us, as was keeping a clean sheet and creating chances. We fully deserved the result."

"It's a very thin dividing line between the sides in this league apart from Luton and Cambridge. But it was a very hard three points today and it gives us nine days to prepare for Luton."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 1Howe
  • 5McNerney
  • 2Newton
  • 3Nutter
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 20PayneSubstituted forMcNameeat 82'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Betsy
  • 26Murtagh
  • 25MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 78'minutes
  • 21Rendell

Substitutes

  • 30Jones
  • 10Sole
  • 34Beckles
  • 18Beasant
  • 14McNamee

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 5FlynnSubstituted forChallonerat 17'minutes
  • 7Nsiala
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 10Ledsham
  • 6Brown
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 18George
  • 9Walker
  • 21OsaweSubstituted forBrodieat 83'minutes
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMukendiat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Joyce
  • 8Mukendi
  • 19Wimmer
  • 25Brodie
  • 12Challoner
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
1,504

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 2, Southport 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 2, Southport 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

  4. Post update

    Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

  6. Post update

    Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Vinny Mukendi (Southport).

  8. Post update

    John Nutter (Woking) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Keiran Murtagh (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Walker (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Southport. Jason Walker tries a through ball, but Jason Walker is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vinny Mukendi (Southport) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Challoner with a cross.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Richard Brodie replaces Osayamen Osawe.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Anthony McNamee replaces Josh Payne.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).

  16. Post update

    Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 2, Southport 0. Keiran Murtagh (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kevin Betsy.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Joey Jones replaces John Goddard.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott because of an injury.

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