National League

Woking 5-2 Chester

Woking thrashed 10-man Chester to earn their fourth successive league win.

John Goddard's penalty put Woking ahead after Chester defender Ben Heneghan had been sent off for a foul on Dan Holman.

Holman's 20-yarder doubled the lead on 47 minutes before Kadell Daniel's free-kick put them 3-0 up, only for Michael Kay to nod Chester back into the game.

500 up for Chester FC
Michael Kay's second-half goal for Chester was the club's 500th in all competitions since reforming in 2010

Joey Jones restored Woking's three-goal lead with a tap-in before John Rooney scored Chester's second from a free-kick but Ben Pattie got Woking's fifth.

Woking climb to second in the table, while Chester drop to 11th after seeing their unbeaten start to the season come to an end.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"A very good solid start to the season with 12 points from 15. We're carrying on the momentum from last season.

"The number one thing was to win and, against a team like Chester, who had won two and drawn two, we knew it was going to be a big test for us.

"We were in control of the first half and had four or five chances to be out of sight before half-time but I told the players to keep their discipline. Dan Holman got his second goal for the club and we got another after that.

"I really should be doing what I want to be doing by resting my players who have played a lot and have a look at some others."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cole
  • 2Caprice
  • 5Saah
  • 8MurtaghBooked at 89mins
  • 3Arthur
  • 6Yakubu
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forPokuat 78'minutes
  • 7Jones
  • 11GoddardSubstituted forAndradeat 56'minutes
  • 16DanielSubstituted forPattieat 78'minutes
  • 20Holman


  • 12Poku
  • 15Andrade
  • 17Newton
  • 18Hamann
  • 19Pattie


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2Higgins
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 23mins
  • 8ShawSubstituted forTongeat 53'minutes
  • 3Hunt
  • 6Sharps
  • 10Rooney
  • 5George
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forKayat 52'minutes
  • 19Hobson
  • 9HannahSubstituted forMahonat 16'minutes


  • 4Kay
  • 7Mahon
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 18Tonge
Mark Pottage

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamChester
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 5, Chester FC 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 5, Chester FC 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 5, Chester FC 2. Ben Pattie (Woking) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bruno Andrade.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 4, Chester FC 2. John Rooney (Chester FC) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  6. Booking

    Keiran Murtagh (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

  8. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Woking).

  11. Post update

    Dale Tonge (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Pattie (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Ben Pattie replaces Kadell Daniel.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Godfrey Poku replaces Mark Ricketts.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 4, Chester FC 1. Joey Jones (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kadell Daniel (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

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