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WOKING 0 TAMWORTH 2

Thomas Pool - 19th February 2007

3.00pm on Saturday 17 February 2007
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Woking welcomed bottom side Tamworth to Kingfield on Saturday, with 3 points desperately needed by both teams. Cards fans who thought that this week could not be any worse than last week were to be mistaken.

Jason Pearce and Gez Sole were back in the starting, with the former having a superb game. Danny Bunce was left out all together, with Adam Green moving to left back, and Curtis Osano to the opposite flank.

The opening exchanges were a very dull affair, with neither side really looking to exert any real pressure. Anything that was sent into the Woking area was easily dealt with by Jason Pearce and, likewise at the other end, with the visiting keeper, Jose Veiga, having very little to do.

It took almost 25 minutes before the first shot was registered, when Atieno broke free, but Bittner's quick thinking soon thwarted the attack as he came out and cleared. Just moments later and, after a poor kick from Bittner, Edwards really should have done better, but to his credit Bittner dealt with the problem that he had caused.

Woking seemed unable to string more than 2 or 3 passes together, but when they did, they looked more dangerous. Sole combined well with Taylor which resulted in the former volleying just wide. That was the only real action either keeper faced in a very dull first half. Only 2 players really stood out, those being Pearce and Osano. Both were the only players who looked interested and both who are only on loan.
McAllister and Taylor had little to do as they rarely received the ball.

Half ? time: Woking 0 Tamworth 0

Both sides needed an early 2nd half goal and it was Woking that almost got it. Taylor cut inside and was brought down, to give Woking a dangerous free-kick and it was teenage sensation Gez Sole that stood up to take it. It was drilled straight at the wall and Tamworth broke and scored. The goal was a defensive error, as Murray and Pearce just left the ball to each other, with Jake Edwards tucking the ball home after 51 minutes.

Woking almost hit back immediately, as a wonderful ball in from Osano was met by the head of Taylor, with only the post denying the equaliser. In truth there was very little more to say about the game apart from Tamworth's second. Woking failed to do anything all day. The Tamworth second came from another break away. Simon Heslop was put through by Steve Burton and rounded Bittner before finishing well.

The better team had won on the day, as Woking just did not look interested.
Every player looked as if they did not know what they were doing. Most fans will recognise the fact that we have a lot of injuries, but if we really consider ourselves play-off candidates, we should be beating the likes of Tamworth.

Woking: Bittner, Osano, Pearce, Murray, Green, Lambu, Barrett (Berquez 62), Sole, Smith, McAllister, Taylor.

Subs Not Used: Gindre, Marum, Gier, Cockerill.

Booked: Barrett, Green.

Att: 1411

Sponsor's MoTM: Curtis Osano

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