Hyde’s brace enough to see off Bluebirds. 10thMarch 2019
9th March 2019
WOKING 2 CHIPPENHAM TOWN 0
Vanarama National League South Saturday 9th March 2019
Peter Moore at the Laithwaite Community Stadium
A first-half brace from Jake Hyde was enough to complete victory against Chippenham Town on Saturday and keep the pressure on Torquay at the top of the table.
Manager Alan Dowson made two changes to the side that picked up a point at Hungerford Town a week ago, with Reise Allassani and Max Kretzschmar- returning from injury- named in the starting line-up.
Woking were on the front foot from the off with a couple of corners for the hosts. With the second of those a deep corner was spilled from Bluebirds keeper Will Puddy into the path of Greg Luer who found his shot blocked by a Town defender. The hosts almost took the lead following another corner, this time Moussa Diarra’s header went across goal.
The Cards always looked the likely of the sides to break the deadlock, and that came in the 17th minute following a corner from Josh Casey which was headed across goal from Ben Gerring and nodded on by Kretschmar where Jake Hyde had the simple task of planting a header inside the six-yard area past Puddy for his 13th goal of the season.
The Bluebirds keeper Will Puddy went down inside the area late on in the half, after a long delay for treatment on his knee it looked at one stage that the stopper would have to come off, but eventually he carried on. The decision to continue with him was probably helped by the fact that Chippenham didn’t have a replacement keeper named on the bench.
Deep into stoppage time Woking doubled their advantage following a swift counter attack with Kretzschmar winning the ball, he found Casey on the left who calmly threaded the ball through to Hyde who slotted the ball past Puddy to take a 2-0 lead going into the break.
Two goal hero Hyde was replaced at the break by Harvey Bradbury, but it was Chippenham Town who had the first chance of the half when 17 goal man Matt Jarvis’s shot was very well saved low down by Craig Ross.
A tepid second half was comfortably seen out by Woking as they kept the pressure on leaders Torquay with their fourth home league win in a row.