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York 2 Woking 0

Andy Avery - 5th September 2008

After a turbulent week both on and off the field, Woking travelled to York hoping to finally kick start their season. However, their opponents were unbeaten and would provide stiff opposition. Would an unsettling week be finished off with the first three points of the season? Sadly for the Cardinals it was another defeat despite a strong second half showing.

The first half was scrappy for a while. Neither side created any clear cut chances ? Sole?s shot was sliced so badly that it stayed in play near the touchline, whilst Brodie headed well wide after a cross from the York left.

Towards the end of the first half, York started to take control and it was no real surprise when they took the lead. Russell crossed the ball in and it was headed back across goal where McBreen was unmarked on the six yard line and slipped the ball past Pidgeley who stood no chance.

Half time York City 2 Woking 0

Could Woking fight back in the second half or would York pick up from where they left off at the end of the first half?

Sadly for Cards fans it was the latter. Any hopes of a comeback were stolen after just three minutes of the second half. Brodie crossed the ball in to the far post, where Danny Bunce, under pressure from Russell, tried to head the ball behind but only managed to head it into the top corner for an own goal.

Recent games at the Kit Kat Crescent involving Woking have been controversial both on and off the pitch and today?s match had another such incident. Shortly after doubling their lead, York thought they had secured the game by making it 3-0. Pidgeley caught a cross and went to throw the ball out wide to Danny Bunce only to drop it at the feet of Greaves who tapped the ball into the empty net. The referee gave the goal much to the fury of the Woking players. However, after consulting with his assistant he ruled that Pidgeley had been impeded and ruled the goal out.

That seemed to inspire Woking and they produced some beautiful football that must have pleased the fans including some of the directors who left their seats to join the away fans on the terrace behind the goal.

Goma Lambu led the fight back with some inspired wing play. He beat his man and produced some terrific crosses, only to see no-one getting on the end of them. One ball across goal in particular was crying out for a finish but no-one made the run and the chance went begging.
Phil Gilchrist used his 3 subs to try and produce a goal but there was no joy and it was York who finished the stronger creating a couple of chances in the last few minutes which were well saved by Pidgeley.

Final Score:    York   City 2 Woking 0

Man of the match   Goma Lambu who looks back to his best. Honourable mention to Gez Sole whose work rate and attitude were terrific.

Woking : Pidgeley, Konan, Hutchinson, Miles, Bunce (Moon 86), Lambu, Quamina, Pattison (Marum 58), Sole, Yorke (Williams 62), Dormoraud.
Subs Not Used: Salau, Worner.

Att: 2,307 including 53 Woking fans


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