Cards return back to winning ways against The Crusaders. 31st Oct.2018
WOKING 3 HUNGERFORD TOWN 0
Vanarama National League South Tuesday 30th October 2018
Peter Moore at the Laithwaite Stadium
Woking returned back to winning ways and in so doing registered their first win in six in the league with a 3-0 victory over Hungerford Town.
A brace from Jake Hyde and a thumping Ben Gerring header was sufficient enough to get the Cards back to winning ways again in the league
Manager Alan Dowson made four changes to the side that lost to Bath City 72 hours earlier.
Nathan Collier, Charlie Hester-Cook, Greg Leur and Duane Ofori-Acheampong made the starting eleven against Hungerford Town, at the expense of Ian Gayle, Donovan Makama, Paul Hodges and Max Kretzschmar.
It was the visitors who had the first effort on goal in the 11th minute when Danillo Orsi=Dadomo was played in. He turned inside the area and sent a curling shot that was heading towards the bottom corner, only for Craig Ross to produce a fine save to turn the ball around the corner.
Four minutes later the hosts went close when Tobi Edser’s rasping shot was superbly pushed over the bar from Jacob Weaver. From the resulting corner an unmarked Jake Hyde planted a header past Weaver. The Cards almost doubled their advantage when another corner found Ben Gerring stooping low to send a downward header a whisker away.
The impressive Edser went close with a free kick that went inches over the top. Ross was called in to action again late in the first half when Darren Foxley brushed aside the challenge of Collier and sent a shot across goal that Ross turned away for a corner.
There was considerable concern for Cards fans when Hyde went down on the stroke of half time. After a few minutes of treatment, he hobbled of the field.
Hyde returned for the second half and was soon involved in the action. Within two minutes of the restart the Cards had doubled their advantage when Nicky wheeler had his shirt tugged inside the area. Referee Matthew Russell immediately pointed to the spot. Up stepped Hyde who lashed home the spot kick straight down the middle.
The Crusaders had a glorious chance to pull a goal back when Captain James Rusby found himself one on one with Ross but rather hurried his shot with his effort going well wide of the post, when it should have been on target.
The visitors were made to pay when Woking made it 3-0 in the 66th minute following a corner with Ben Gerring leaping above everybody else to send a towering header past Weaver. It was almost four when Jack Cook arrived at the near post to send a glancing header just wide, following a corner.
The Cards were well on top now with Hungerfords’s Weaver spectacularly denying Hyde his hat trick. It wasn’t to be for Hyde, but Woking saw out the rest of the game comfortably to register their first win in the League since the beginning of September.