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Barrow 2-1 Woking

Paul Cox earned his first victory as Barrow manager after Steve Williams' goal helped them beat Woking.

The Bluebirds went in front early on when Andy Cook headed in from inside the six-yard box.

Barrow almost doubled their lead but David Mellor's long-range effort hit the bar before Woking equalised when Joey Jones' header went in.

But Williams won it when he headed in from six yards, leaving both teams in mid-table in the National League.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"It was frustrating on a very windy day and very awkward for both sides out there. But, from our point of view, I look at it as a game where we should be going back down the M6 with a good result.

"Defending against the wind in the first half we knew it was going to be tough. But, at 1-1, there should only be one winner. We were on top but didn't have that quality in the final third.

"We didn't show enough. All credit to them for battling. They got a lift because we didn't turn around and take a stamp on the game."

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 23Symington
  • 6Grand
  • 15Mellor
  • 17Williams
  • 25Wilmer-Anderton
  • 27Khan
  • 4Lacey
  • 7HaworthSubstituted forPilkingtonat 46'minutes
  • 10Cook
  • 14HearnSubstituted forRiggat 80'minutesSubstituted forHarveyat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 8Harvey
  • 11Pilkington
  • 24O'Reilly
  • 28Rigg

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 26NormanSubstituted forCapriceat 82'minutes
  • 5Saah
  • 4Ricketts
  • 3Arthur
  • 7JonesBooked at 72mins
  • 15Andrade
  • 14RobinsonSubstituted forKeohaneat 62'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 11Goddard
  • 20Holman
  • 19QuigleySubstituted forDanielat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 16Daniel
  • 18Hamann
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Keohane
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
1,115

Match Stats

Home TeamBarrowAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 2, Woking 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 2, Woking 1.

Foul by Kadell Daniel (Woking).

David Mellor (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

David Mellor (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt blocked. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barrow.

Booking

Jimmy Keohane (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Woking).

Paddy Lacey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Alex-Ray Harvey replaces Steven Rigg because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Woking. Kadell Daniel tries a through ball, but Kadell Daniel is caught offside.

Offside, Woking. Brian Saah tries a through ball, but Brian Saah is caught offside.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Jake Caprice replaces Cameron Norman.

Foul by Danny Pilkington (Barrow).

Chris Arthur (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Steven Rigg replaces Liam Hearn.

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. John Goddard (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Keohane (Woking) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt missed. Joey Jones (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by John Goddard.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Keohane (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 2, Woking 1. Steve Williams (Barrow) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Otis Khan.

Booking

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

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Liam Hearn (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barrow.

Attempt blocked. Otis Khan (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Dan Holman (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Andy Cook (Barrow) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Liam Hearn (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Offside, Woking. Kadell Daniel tries a through ball, but Kadell Daniel is caught offside.

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