12:00am, Thu 1st Jan 2009
The Cards began the new year with a superb, gritty display against high-flying Crawley Town this afternoon at the Broadfield Stadium.
Woking looked eager but composed from the kick-off and took the lead in the 26th minute when Wilfried Domoraud ? well offside according to Crawley ? latched onto a quick forward pass down the left from Matt Pattison and strode on to bury the ball past Rayner in the Crawley goal.
The Woking defence came under increasing pressure before half-time but kept the lead intact till the break.
Crawley attacked vigorously from the kick-off and equalised within two minutes as Quinn got in front of Patrice Konan at a corner and headed home powerfully. Five minutes later it was 2-1 to the home side as the pacy Michael Malcolm slotted home at the far post after the ball had been headed across the goal.
The Cards, to their credit, re-grouped and got back on level terms in the 57th minute with Daniel Spence shooting into an empty net from some 25 yards after Wilfried Domoraud had caused the Crawley defence and keeper to get in a tangle, with the ball then running loose.
In an exciting finale both sides had chances to win the game but the score remained at 2-2.
A full report will follow later.
Woking: Eastwood, Magunda, Konan (Lorraine), Kamara, Bunce, Ledgister (Lambu), Quamina, Spence, Pattison, Denton (Sam-Yorke), Domoraud.