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Kingfield Goal Fest

Alan Barnes - 15th October 2013

Kingfield Goal Fest

Woking 5 Lingfield 2
Surrey Senior Cup 1st Round
14th October 2013

A wet night and a small crowd witnessed an entertaining game in which the home team ran out comfortable winners against their lower league opponents.

After an even first five minutes, the superior skills of the home side soon started to come through. Kevin Betsy, George Frith and John Goddard combined well in most of Woking's attacking moves. The first goal came after a flurry of good passes in the build-up set up Sole for the opening goal after seven minutes.. The visitors had short spells in the game with good build-up play of their own. In one such move, an effort on goal ended up going over the bar. Giuseppe Sole was next to try his luck from eighteen yards with Burnett making a good save. The visitors then had another shot which again cleared the bar. Seventeen minutes in and Betsy set up Reece Beckles, who increased the lead. Sole then hit the bar. On the half hour mark, Pitterson for Lingfield was totally clear in the penalty area but got his feet in a tangle and the chance was gone. Goddard then had a shot well saved. Adam Brice notched the third for Woking just short of the half-hour mark, heading in a corner from the right. Aaron Howe in the home goal was called into a rare piece of action when making a good save from Coleman. Betsy then got onto the scoresheet when running in Woking's fourth goal following good work from Goddard just before the break.

Half-time: Woking 4 Lingfield 0

With the visitors defending better and Woking dropping the pace, the second period was more of an even contest. Substitutes from both sides also disrupted the flow of the game. Lingfield had a good chance early in the half but a good cross was headed over. Sole then played a good ball to Beckles who was unable to reach the ball from a good position. In the main the visitors, unsurprisingly, were unable to control the ball long enough to have an impact on the game. They, nevertheless, had a good spell in the middle of the half and pulled a goal back through Jake Hill from a corner. Sole then easily slipped a defender for his second on eighty-four minutes before the scoring was completed a minute later when Lingfield bagged a late consolation through Hidekazu Sato.

Overall, this was an entertaining evening's football and it was good to see the home team rattle in a few goals, albeit against weaker opposition, following the two recent goalless draws at home in the Skrill Premier.

Woking also played in The Suburban League on the same night losing 4-3 to Tonbridge Angels.

Woking: Aaron Howe, Niall Wright, Mitchell Gutteridge, George Frith (Reece Placid 55), Adam Brice, William Salmon, Kevin Betsy(Bradley Breach60),
John Goddard(Edward Young 60),Reece Beckles, Giuseppe Sole, Anthony McNamee

Unused Subs: Liam Allen, Greg Haydon

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