Hotshot Tshimanga’s brace condemns Cards to defeat. 2nd October 2019
Woking 1 Boreham Wood 2
Vanarama National League Saturday 28th September 2019
Peter Moore at the Laithwaite Community Centre
A brace from Kabongo Tshimanga was enough for ten men Boreham Wood to take the points back to Hertfordshire, as Woking ended the month of September with just four points from a possible 18.
In a cagy opening spell it was Woking who opened the scoring in the 11th minute following a Toby Edser corner which saw Kane Ferdinand at the far post claiming the final touch. Edser almost found himself on the score sheet shortly afterwards with a stinging volley that was heading towards the top corner, only to take a deflection away from goal.
The Wood were looking vulnerable with set pieces when another corner caused panic inside the area as Jake Hyde unmarked from just six yards out failed to get his effort on target and blasted over the bar.
Despite the Cards creating the better chances it was Boreham Wood who drew level in the 39th minute when Kabongo Tshimanga beat the offside trap to calmly slot the ball past Craig Ross.
The crossbar came to the rescue for Woking deep into added time in the first half when Tyrone Marsh’s free kick twenty-five yards out clipped the top of the bar with Ross routed to his spot.
Within two minutes of the restart Hyde’s header was ruled out for offside. Woking’s misery was compounded barely a minute later when the impressive Tshimanaga grabbed his second of the afternoon after finding time and space inside the area he planted the ball past Ross.
The Wood found themselves down to ten men when former Woking player Mark Ricketts was shown a red card for a two footed challenge on Edser. With the man advantage the Cards kept knocking on the door, with Manny Parry shooting wide from six yards out, Tarpey going close and a sublime chip from Jamar Loza hitting the bar. There was also time for Paul Hodges to force David Gregory into a good save low down as the Cards dominated.
Late on Loza was denied by the bar with Ferdinand following up, only to miss an open goal. With time running out Edser had an opportunity to salvage a point for the home side, but somehow scooped his shot over the bar, as Woking were left to rue their missed chances.