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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:

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Hill on Woking v Chester

"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."

Line-ups

Woking

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

Substitutes

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

Chester

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

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 7Mahon
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 18Tonge
Referee:
Mark Pottage
Attendance:
1,503

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamChester
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 5, Chester FC 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 5, Chester FC 2.

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.

Corner, Woking.

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Woking).

Dale Tonge (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Woking.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Ben Pattie replaces Kadell Daniel.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Godfrey Poku replaces Mark Ricketts.

Corner, Chester FC.

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.

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

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Keiran Murtagh (Woking) wins a free kick.

Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Craig Hobson is caught offside.

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

Dan Holman (Woking) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 3, Chester FC 1. Ian Sharps (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Woking).

Dale Tonge (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Bruno Andrade replaces John Goddard.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 3, Chester FC 0. Kadell Daniel (Woking) left footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Dale Tonge replaces Tom Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Michael Kay replaces Jordan Chapell.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Chester FC.

Offside, Woking. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 2, Chester FC 0. Dan Holman (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joey Jones.

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 1, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 1, Chester FC 0.

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