National League
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barrow 2, Woking 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barrow 2, Woking 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kadell Daniel (Woking).

  4. Post update

    David Mellor (Barrow) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mark Ricketts (Woking).

  6. Post update

    David Mellor (Barrow) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barrow.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Woking).

  12. Post update

    Paddy Lacey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  15. Substitution

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Jake Caprice replaces Cameron Norman.

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