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Reserves Suffer Their First Defeat

Nick Shaw - 31st August 2011

Reserves Suffer Their First Defeat Woking 2 - 3 Farnborough
Suburban Football League Premier A Division
Wednesday 31st August 2011


Woking's Reserve Team started brightly with Jack Mazzone having three chances in the first 20 minutes, the first coming in the 2nd minute when he did well to turn his marker, taking the ball onto his left foot, but his shot wasn't hit hard enough and the keeper made an easy save.

Aaron Howe was called into action for the first time in the 24th minute, making a great diving save. From the resulting corner Woking went on the counter-attack, George Frith playing in Josh Griffiths down the right flank, and his cross was cleared out to Timmy Taylor, who hit the ball on the volley from 35 yards out, producing a finger tip save from the Farnborough goalkeeper.

Woking opened the scoring in the 34th minute, Seny Diedhiou winning the ball in midfield and passing it out to Anson Cousins. The left winger's cross found Mazzone in the box, who controlled it well, taking his time to place it past the keeper to make it 1 - 0.

Farnborough got the equaliser 3 minutes later, their forward hitting a powerful shot from just inside the area, giving Howe no chance to save it.

Half Time: Woking 1 - 1 Farnborough

The visitors had the first chance of the 2nd half, trying to chip Howe from the edge of the area, but the Woking first team keeper stretched to tip it over for a corner.

Farnborough's keeper had to save with his legs from a Mazzone shot in the 62nd minute, and then straight up the other end a Farnborough forward found himself with an open goal, but from 5 yards out he sent it wide. A penalty was awarded to Farnborough 2 minutes later, but again this was sent high and wide of goal.

Farnborough took the lead in the 71st minute, Howe parrying the first shot but it fell to a Farnborough player in the box. His effort was sliced to a teammate in an offside position, and he tapped it in from 2 yards out. Less than a minute later and Farnborough doubled their lead to make it 3 - 1 to the away side.

Mazzone got his and Woking's 2nd goal of the night in the 88th minute, with plenty of time to place the ball into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area. He nearly got an equaliser 2 minutes later, but his shot from a tight angle went just past the post.

Woking pushed on with over 7 minutes of time added on due to injuries during the match, but they couldn't quite manage to find a 3rd goal to keep their undefeated record intact, giving the Hampshire side their first win of the season.

Woking: 1. Aaron Howe, 2. Stefan Hayles, 3. Timmy Taylor, 4. Seny Diedhiou (15. Connor Close, 84), 5. George Milford, 6. Tom Edwards, 7. Josh Griffiths, 8. Victor Borode (14. Jordan Junior Smith, 48), 9. Jack Mazzone, 10. George Frith, 11. Anson Cousins (12. Jason Cardona-Cruz, 84)
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