Slick Cards sink Magpies

Jacob Greenwood
11:13pm, Tue 13th Mar 2012
Woking 4 Dorchester 1
Blue Square Bet South
13th March 2012

The Cards cruised to a victory this evening thanks to a great second half team performance in which they turned the style on against Dorchester Town.

Woking started the game with a bang and but were unable to force an early goal. Half chances fell to Kevin Betsy, who was picked out by a great ball from Moses Ademola, but he couldn’t keep his shot down, sending it high and wide.

Woking new boy Tom Davis also came close early on as he had a snap shot from the edge of the area, which Dorchester keeper Alan Walker-Harris could only parry.

Woking settled into the game from here onwards, got the ball on the ground and started to move it around well, with Betsy starting an attack and then ending it with a header that again could only find the Magpies' keeper.

Dorchester soon had their best chance of the half when Sam Malson was fouled on the edge of the box. Kyle Critchell stepped up and hit the free-kick hard and fast but his shot cannoned off a defender’s leg diverting the ball past the post.

However, Woking’s patience soon paid off when, 'man of the match' Keiran Murtagh (pictured) found space in the Dochester half, looked up and took a shot from the edge of the box which flew into the bottom corner of the goal.

The Cards really kicked on and had further chances with Betsy playing a teasing ball into the six-yard box which Paris Cowan-Hall was inches away from putting into an empty net.

HALF TIME: Woking 1 – 0 Dorchester Town

Woking started the second half how they had finished the first, pushing hard to increase their lead. And they almost got their second two minutes into the half when Giuseppe Sole whipped a free-kick in only for it to be cleared off the line.

The Cards didn’t have to wait long to increase their lead as Murtagh slipped a clever ball through to Kevin Betsy, who poked the ball past Walker-Harris only to be brought down by the Dorchester keeper. With no hesitation the referee pointed to the spot. Gez Sole stepped up, sent the keeper the wrong way and put the Cards 2-0 up.

End of the drama? No! Penalties were like buses at Kingfield tonight and it was that man Betsy again who picked the ball up, ran through the Dorchester defence only to be chopped down before reaching the keeper and for the second time in two minutes the referee pointed to the spot. Sole stepped up again and scored again. With only seven minutes of the second half played the Cards had virtually wrapped the game up.

With a comfortable lead Garry Hill shuffled the pack and brought Joe McNerney on for Adam Doyle. It was McNerney who went on to score the Cards' final goal and to reinforce Woking’s dominance. McNerney jumped highest to meet Derek Duncan’s corner to put the Cards 4-0 up in the 75th minute.

It would be fair to say Woking took their foot off the pedal after their fourth and this allowed Dorchester to grab a consolation goal, courtesy of a well-placed header from Nathan Walker.

However, the Cards weren’t troubled again and were well worth their 4-1 win and thanks to the result at Maidenhead now find themselves eight points clear at the top of the table.

Woking: Aaron Howe, Adam Newton, Derek Duncan, Keiran Murtagh, Alan Inns, Adam Doyle (Joe McNerney 54); Paris Cowan-Hall (Elvis Hammond 70); Tom Davis; Moses Ademola; Giuseppe Sole (Dale Binns 64); Kevin Betsy

Unused Subs:
Wayne Gray; Andy Little

Derek Duncan 73

Dorchester Town: Alan Walker-Harris; Harry Bell; Jake Smeeton; Mark Jermyn; Nathan Walker; Ryan Dovell; Kyle Critchell (Sam Buckler 90); Ash Nicholls; Tom Nichols; Sam Malsom; Max Worsfold (Neil Martin 80)

Unused Subs:
Nick Jones; Steve Walker; Rico Wilson

Alan Walker-Harris 49; Jake Smeeton 39; Harry Bell 88

MOTM: Keiran Murtagh

Attendance: 1268

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