National League
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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 3, Alfreton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 3, Alfreton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Niall Heaton replaces Tom Shaw.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Kevin Betsy replaces Scott Rendell.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Ross Lafayette.

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

  13. Post update

    Luke Graham (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Yemi Odubade replaces Mark Ricketts.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Leesley (Alfreton Town).

  16. Post update

    Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Bradley replaces Lee Stevenson.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Joe Leesley replaces Karl Hawley.

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Luke Graham (Alfreton Town).