Cards topple Lambs
26 April 2014
After Bank Holiday Monday’s victory at Dartford The Lambs went in search of their fourth win on the bounce ahead of the midweek trip to face West Bromwich Albion in the Birmingham Senior Cup Final.
The late kick off, caused by the televising of the Conference Premier match between Chester and Salisbury, meant that fans had to wait that extra bit longer for their final Saturday fix of the season as Garry Hill’s Woking side, with nothing really to play for in terms of league position, arrived at The Lamb.
Boss Belford made no changes to the side that played five days previously and The Lambs got the game underway, attacking the Meadow Street End in the first half. Murtagh forced Belford into the first save of the game with a low effort from 25 yards that the keeper dropped to smother on 4 and at the other end, Peniket hit an angled shot into the arms of Beasant on 7. Woking took the lead on 8 when a defence splitting pass was lunged at by Richards-Everton, but he couldn’t get enough on it and Sole side footed home from 8 yards (0-1, 8 mins)
Rendell made it 0-2 for Woking on 13 with a simple finish from 12 yards after Sole cut the ball back from the left touchline and the Cards forward slotted past Belford with consummate ease.
Reindorf slipped the ball through for Peniket to try a shot from the left of the box on 27 but his shot went wide of the left hand post, meanwhile Payne picked up a yellow card on 28.
Hoban fired straight into the arms of Beasant on 31 with a low shot from the right of the area then at the other end Rendell followed up a spilled shot but put it over the bar from 8 yards out.
Sole found time and space to get a shot away from the right of the Castle End box on 38 but his shot went wide of the far post and should really have forced at least a save from Belford. One minute added time was shown at the end of the first half.
Woking restarted the game with Tamowrth attacking the Castle End into the occasional low sun and there was a ray of just that on 51 when Reindorf fired home after good play from Woolery down the left wing to beat his man and pull the ball back into the path of the incoming striker. (1-2, 51 mins)
Rendell claimed his second of the game when the ball in was headed home on 55 but Reindorf rduced the arrears on 57 notching the ball past Beasant from close range after Jack Evans shot came back off the post. (2-3, 57 mins)
Reinford and Peniket worked Beasant with efforts and McNerney pulled back Reindorf on 65 as he made headway down the left wing setting up Evans with the dead ball but he fired it over the target.
Hoban was denied by the Cards defence on 69 and from the corner, Keane’s attempted cushioned lob floated agonisingly over the bar.
Nutter was booked for pulling Reindorf back on 76 although play had been allowed to continue and so the freekick was taken further up field.
Hoban struck low and forced Beasant to protect his goal on 82 and Thornton struck a 25 yard freekick into the arms of the keeper on 85.
Three minutes added time was shown at the end of the game and Peniket glanced a header past the far post but Betsy made sure of the win with a low angled shot into the far left corner to leave the final scoreline 4-2 to the visitors.
Belford, Evans, Hoban, Reindorf, Richards-Everton, Kerry, Thornton, Caprice, Peniket, Woolery, Keane
Subs: Baker, Byfield, Vanderhyde, Batis-Cande, Belford D
Beasant, Newton, Nutter, McNerney, Johnson (Cestor 66), Sole (Wright 78), Betsy, Payne, Rendell, Goddard, Murtagh
Subs: Allan, McNamee, Beckles
Man of the Match: Jesse Reindorf
Referee: Ms. A. Fearn