National League
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Woking 3-0 Gateshead

Josh Payne scored a brace as Woking kept their Conference play-off hopes alive with a comprehensive victory over 10-man Gateshead.

Payne gave the hosts the lead when he fired in from long range before Scott Rendell slotted a second soon after.

The Heed won a penalty before the break when Joe McNerney handballed but Alex Rodman missed from the spot.

Gateshead then saw Ben Clark sent off for a foul in the box and Payne made no mistake from the resultant penalty.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"With three games to go we have to win them all to have a chance. To see the reaction today and response from the players was great to get us in that pack.

"It was a great start. Josh Payne showed when he wants to use his left foot he can. It was a great strike to bring us 1-0 to the good. The second goal was a big goal for us which Scott Rendell got and overall we thoroughly deserved that.

"We want to find ourselves in a position come the end of season at Kingfield with a chance of getting in the play-offs."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 23Cole
  • 2Newton
  • 4Ricketts
  • 7Payne
  • 32Arthur
  • 5McNerney
  • 11Betsy
  • 8Murtagh
  • 22GoddardBooked at 73minsSubstituted forOyelekeat 81'minutes
  • 17OdubadeSubstituted forBanyaat 84'minutes
  • 9RendellSubstituted forJ Clarkeat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6J Clarke
  • 10Sole
  • 12Banya
  • 29Oyeleke
  • 30Crowe

Gateshead

  • 32Dixon
  • 16Baxter
  • 9Shaw
  • 4Chandler
  • 25PattisonBooked at 73mins
  • 5Curtis
  • 12Ramshaw
  • 10GilliesSubstituted forClarkat 46'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 27Sainte-LuceSubstituted forAllanat 64'minutes
  • 19Rankine
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forFinniganat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bartlett
  • 6Clark
  • 11Finnigan
  • 15Allan
  • 29Orrell
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
1,889

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away2
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 3, Gateshead 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 3, Gateshead 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Gateshead. Jon Shaw tries a through ball, but Jon Shaw is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Charles Banya replaces Yemi Odubade.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Manny Oyeleke replaces John Goddard.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Clarke (Woking).

  9. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

  11. Post update

    Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

  12. Booking

    John Goddard (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Booking

    Matty Pattison (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Adam Newton (Woking).

  16. Post update

    Michael Rankine (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 3, Gateshead 0. Josh Payne (Woking) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  18. Dismissal

    Ben Clark (Gateshead) is shown the red card for dissent.

  19. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Ben Clark (Gateshead) after a foul in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Penalty Woking. Yemi Odubade draws a foul in the penalty area.