Match ends, Woking 2, Eastleigh 1.
Woking 2-1 Eastleigh
Woking enjoyed the comforts of home again to claim a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Eastleigh.
The Cards had suffered back-to-back away defeats since opening their campaign with a home victory over Gateshead, but they made it two wins from two at the Laithwaite Community Stadium after coming out on top in an eventful encounter.
The hosts rode their luck in the first half, though, with Eastleigh hitting the woodwork through Ben Williamson and Callum Howe while inspired home goalkeeper Nathan Baxter denied Chris Zebroski on several occasions.
Baxter's efforts were rewarded as Woking scored twice either side of the half-time break to take control, striker Inih Effiong opening the scoring before turning provider when his ball across the box was turned into his own net by Gavin Hoyte.
Eastleigh spurned a great chance to get back into the match soon after when the in-form Williamson saw his penalty well saved by Baxter, but the visitors were awarded another spot-kick seconds later and this time Ayo Obileye slotted home.
Eastleigh could not find an equaliser, however, and had to play out the final 13 minutes with a man less after losing Hoyte to injury having already used all their substitutes.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 1BaxterBooked at 67mins
- 5StauntonBooked at 67mins
- 2RamsaySubstituted forYoungat 89'minutes
- 8IsaacBooked at 65mins
- 20PhilpotSubstituted forCarterat 73'minutes
- 7WoodSubstituted forMatthewsat 46'minutes
- 10YeatesBooked at 67mins
- 19HollandsBooked at 31minsSubstituted forObileyeat 64'minutes
- 11ZebroskiSubstituted forMcAllisterat 59'minutes
- Richard Hulme
Second Half ends, Woking 2, Eastleigh 1.
Substitution, Woking. Matt Young replaces Louis Ramsay.
Substitution, Woking. Charlie Carter replaces Jamie Philpot.
Goal! Woking 2, Eastleigh 1. Ayo Obileye (Eastleigh) converts the penalty with a.
Mark Yeates (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Josh Staunton (Woking) is shown the yellow card.
Nathan Baxter (Woking) is shown the yellow card.
Chez Isaac (Woking) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ayo Obileye replaces Danny Hollands.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig McAllister replaces Chris Zebroski.
Own Goal by Gavin Hoyte, Eastleigh. Woking 2, Eastleigh 0.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Sam Matthews replaces Sam Wood.
Second Half begins Woking 1, Eastleigh 0.
First Half ends, Woking 1, Eastleigh 0.
Goal! Woking 1, Eastleigh 0. Inih Effiong (Woking).
Danny Hollands (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.