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Woking 3-0 Alfreton Town

Woking closed in on the Conference play-off places with a win over struggling Alfreton.

The Cards should have taken the lead when Josh Payne was sent clear but missed the target.

Scott Rendell converted from the spot in the 18th minute after Ross Lafayette had been fouled.

Lafayette then headed home a loose ball from close range, before Charles Banya sealed the hosts' win just after the hour mark.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey after ending an eight-game run without a win:

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Hill on Woking v Alfreton

"It's a big weight off everybody's shoulders from management, players and supporters.

"In the last seven to eight weeks, its been a long time to get a win. I made one or two big decisions today in terms of team selection.

"We needed a shake-up and a lift, and it is a valuable three points that puts us back up where we want to be.

"It was nice to get a clean sheet at one end, and score three goals at the other end. We needed to make sure we don't feel sorry for ourselves."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 23Cole
  • 2Newton
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forOdubadeat 69'minutes
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 48mins
  • 32Arthur
  • 21JonesBooked at 74mins
  • 12Banya
  • 6J Clarke
  • 7Payne
  • 9RendellSubstituted forBetsyat 77'minutes
  • 19LafayetteBooked at 54minsSubstituted forSoleat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Sole
  • 11Betsy
  • 17Odubade
  • 22Goddard
  • 31Little

Alfreton

  • 20Mooney
  • 2Wood
  • 5Graham
  • 28Howe
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 27Johnston
  • 12ShawSubstituted forHeatonat 78'minutes
  • 21Thanoj
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forBradleyat 66'minutes
  • 11Howell
  • 23HawleySubstituted forLeesleyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Willis
  • 10Bradley
  • 15Keane
  • 24Leesley
  • 26Heaton
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,526

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away1
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 3, Alfreton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 3, Alfreton Town 0.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Joe Leesley tries a through ball, but Joe Leesley is caught offside.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Joe Leesley tries a through ball, but Joe Leesley is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Niall Heaton replaces Tom Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Kevin Betsy replaces Scott Rendell.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Ross Lafayette.

Booking

Joey Jones (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Luke Graham (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Yemi Odubade replaces Mark Ricketts.

Foul by Joe Leesley (Alfreton Town).

Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Bradley replaces Lee Stevenson.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Joe Leesley replaces Karl Hawley.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 3, Alfreton Town 0. Charles Banya (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Luke Graham (Alfreton Town).

Ross Lafayette (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Newton (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 2, Alfreton Town 0. Ross Lafayette (Woking) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Luke Graham (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ross Lafayette (Woking) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

John Johnston (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Joe McNerney (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 1, Alfreton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 1, Alfreton Town 0.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt saved. Ross Lafayette (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

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