National League

Altrincham 3-1 Woking

Altrincham ended a five-match winless run as they defeated Woking to move out of the relegation zone.

Michael Rankine opened the scoring for the hosts from the spot after Bruno Andrade's foul, and Josh Ginnelly fired in to double the lead before half time.

Woking halved the deficit when Andrade was felled just outside the area and Giuseppe Sole swept home the free-kick.

But Altrincham sealed the points when Jonathon Margetts found the net from Rankine's cushioned header.

It was Woking's first league loss in eight games and means they remain a point outside the National League play-off places.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"No complaints at all. We were always second best and I'm disappointed to say that because we've had a great run, with only losing once in in the last 12.

"Sometimes you have a bad performance and we had a bad one, we never really got going early on.

"We were second all over the park and they seemed like they wanted it more than us. They won personal battles all over the park.

"It's the end of good run, (but) we've got ourselves in a good position and we find ourselves disappointed by not jumping into the top five - but on tonight's performance, we don't deserve to."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 17Deasy
  • 6Leather
  • 4Moult
  • 8Richman
  • 3Griffin
  • 28Holness
  • 20Sinnott
  • 15GinnellySubstituted forMottley Henryat 86'minutes
  • 19CrowtherBooked at 55minsSubstituted forLawrieat 74'minutes
  • 9Rankine
  • 27MargettsSubstituted forO'Keefeat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 7Lawrie
  • 10Reeves
  • 12Heathcote
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 26Mottley Henry


Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 1Cole
  • 2Caprice
  • 5SaahSubstituted forQuigleyat 65'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 26Norman
  • 14Robinson
  • 8MurtaghSubstituted forPokuat 84'minutes
  • 7Jones
  • 10SoleBooked at 77mins
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 11Goddard


  • 12Poku
  • 18Hamann
  • 19Quigley
  • 20Smith
  • 24Abisogun
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Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamWoking
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Altrincham 3, Woking 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Altrincham 3, Woking 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box is saved.

  4. Booking

    Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham).

  6. Post update

    Cameron Norman (Woking) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Josh O'Keefe replaces Jonathon Margetts.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rankine (Altrincham).

  9. Post update

    Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Dylan Mottley Henry replaces Josh Ginnelly.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Quigley (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Godfrey Poku replaces Keiran Murtagh.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Simon Richman (Altrincham).

  17. Post update

    Matt Robinson (Woking) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Booking

    Giuseppe Sole (Woking) is shown the yellow card.