National League
AlfretonAlfreton Town1WokingWoking3

Alfreton Town 1-3 Woking

Nicky Law

Alfreton suffered opening-day misery after manager Nicky Law was given a six-game stadium ban prior to their home defeat by Woking.

Law was hit with an improper conduct charge for an incident last season.

On the pitch Lee Stevenson put the hosts ahead with a low, driven shot but Woking equalised when Dean Morgan found the net after a scramble in the box.

Scott Rendell rounded the keeper for 2-1, and netted his second soon after, taking advantage of a defensive mix-up.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"We knew it was going to be tough coming to Alfreton with a nice playing surface and of course at the end of the day to win the game by three goals to one is a tremendous result.

"We are ok in respect to the goal up there (strikers) and I think we will be at the present time, but it was a team performance all round and I felt we started quite brightly. I did feel we could win the game second half and thoroughly deserved the three points.

"I was pleased to see us equalise quite quickly and we ran out worthy winners in the end, but it's only one game. That bring us encouragement to get three points in the first game."

Line-ups

Alfreton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stewart
  • 2WoodSubstituted forHicksat 84'minutes
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 10Bradley
  • 6Smith
  • 5Graham
  • 16Gray
  • 11Howell
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 80'minutes
  • 12ShawSubstituted forSheridanat 66'minutes
  • 9Clayton

Substitutes

  • 7Hicks
  • 13McFadzean
  • 14Sheridan
  • 15Keane
  • 17McDonald

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Howe
  • 15NutterSubstituted forCestorat 62'minutes
  • 25JonesBooked at 51mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 2Newton
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forSoleat 90'minutes
  • 7Payne
  • 8Murtagh
  • 9Rendell
  • 14Lewis
  • 24MorganSubstituted forJ Clarkeat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cestor
  • 6J Clarke
  • 10Sole
  • 20Beckles
  • 23Cole
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
613

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Woking 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Woking 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).

  4. Post update

    Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces John Goddard.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Smith (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

  9. Post update

    Massiah McDonald (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Nathan Hicks replaces Bradley Wood.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Theo Lewis tries a through ball, but Theo Lewis is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Theo Lewis tries a through ball, but Theo Lewis is caught offside.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Massiah McDonald replaces Lee Stevenson.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. Lee Stevenson tries a through ball, but Lee Stevenson is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

  17. Post update

    Dan Gray (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. James Clarke replaces Dean Morgan.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Dean Morgan tries a through ball, but Dean Morgan is caught offside.