Cards secure passage into next round of Trophy. 25thNov.2018
25th November 2018
WOKING 2 FOLKESTONE INVICTA 0
FA Challenge Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round
Saturday 24th November 2018
Peter Moore at the Laithwaite Community Stadium
Woking secured their place in the next round of the FA Trophy, after completing a 2-0 victory against Folkestone Invicta at the Laithwaite on Saturday.
First half strikes from Toby Edser and Paul Hodges was enough for the Conference South side to book their name in Monday’s draw.
Despite their lowly position in the Bostik Premier division, it was the visitors who carved out the first chance of the game in the second minute when Woking’s Craig Ross was immediately called on to produce a wonderful finger tip save to deny Kieron McCann.
The Cards gradually grew into the contest and took the lead in the 22nd minute when a wonderful cross from Max Kretzschmar fell invitingly for Edser to poke home. The loanee from Nottingham Forest had good reason to celebrate, as this week Woking announced his loan spell with the club has been extended for another month.
The Cards doubled their advantage in the 35th minute when Edser turned provider as his first-time shot was cleared of the line with Hodges on hand to steer the ball past Tim Roberts, to give the hosts a two-goal cushion at the break.
Woking should have had a third when Jake Hyde poked over from only five yards out. The visitors almost scored late on, which would have set up a frantic finish to the match, but substitute Ian Draycott somehow shot over, with just the keeper to beat.
The Seasiders would regret their two clear cut chances of the game, but in the end, Woking held out comfortably for the rest of the match to get their name in the hat for Monday’s draw.