Hyde strikes to see Woking come from behind to beat Bromley
12:00am, Tue 26th Nov 2019
Woking 2 Bromley 1
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 26th November 2019
Woking broke their poor Tuesday night run with one of their best performances of the season to beat high-flyers Bromley thanks to goals from Dave Tarpey (pictured right) and Jake Hyde.
Despite falling behind to an early Luke Coulson goal for the visitors, Woking rallied to beat the joint-top league leaders coming into the match with Tarpey and Hyde in either half to clinch the three points.
The win lifts Woking up to fourth place in the Vanarama National League at the halfway stage of the season, level on points with FC Halifax Town but ahead with a superior goal difference, with a useful run of form heading into the Christmas period thanks to three wins and a draw from the last four games.
Alan Dowson picked an unchanged starting line-up from the team which won in front of the BT Sport cameras at Maidenhead United on Saturday evening.
Despite Woking starting the brighter side, they were hit by a sucker punch from Coulson who drove at the Cardsâ€™ backline unopposed before unleashing a 20-yard effort which kept low to nestle in the bottom left-hand corner.
A competitive but fair game became spikey midway through the first half following a tough tackle by Moussa Diarra which earned the Woking defender a yellow card with the entire Bromley bench remonstrating on the pitch.
Moments later Bromley conceded a freekick which saw Josh Casey float a cross to Diarra whose powerful header was volleyed off the goal line by Ramani Edmonds-Green with the resulting goalmouth melee seeing Jack Holland go down with a head injury.
With the Kingfield Road Terrace in fine voice, Wokingâ€™s efforts were rewarded with Tarpeyâ€™s fifth goal of the season drawing them level two minutes before halftime. Wokingâ€™s driving midfield produced a perfectly weighted through ball for the Woking striker to finish with a powerful shot past Ryan Huddart in goal.
Half-time: Woking 1 Bromley 1
In a subdued start to the second half neither side carved out a clear-cut chance with Bromley relying on a barrage of long throws from Chris Bush which were comfortably headed clear by Diarra and Ben Gerring.
It took until the 67th minute until an attack of note when the visitors put together some slick passes to find Michael Cheek in space 15 yards out but the forward could only shank his shot wide.
With Woking holding firm against Bromleyâ€™s attacks, the Cards struck again with their first genuine attack of the half.
Craig Ross produced an excellent long pass to find Jamar Loza in space on the left flank. Following up his man of the match performance from Saturday, Loza carved out an in-swinging cross which was nodded past Huddart by Hyde for his 11th goal of the season to give Woking the lead with 15 minutes to go.
Despite a few nervy moments defending against the Bromley attacks the Cards held firm to secure the victory, breaking the Tuesday night curse having lost four and drawn one match so far this season, and move up to fourth in the league table.
Woking will look to continue their fine form heading to Boreham Wood on Saturday aiming to keep pace with the leaders at the top of the table.
Woking: 13 Craig Ross; 3 Joshua Casey Â©, 5 Ben Gerring, 6 Moussa Diarra, 2 Jack Cook; 16 Shaun Donnellan, 14 Godfrey Poku (Sub 1: Nathan Collier 85â€™), 23 Glen Rea; 22 Jamar Loza (Sub 2: Max Kretzschmar 90+1), 7 Davey Tarpey; 9 Jake Hyde
Unused subs: 25 Sam Mason, 20 Jake Gray, 11 Paul Hodges
Goals: Tarpey 43â€™, Hyde 75â€™
Bookings: Poku 23â€™, Diarra 29â€™, Gerring 37â€™, Rea 57â€™
Bromley 23 Ryan Huddart, 2 Joe Kizzi, 6 Jack Holland Â©, 7 Luke Coulson (Sub 3: Ollie Tanner 80â€™) , 9 Michael Cheek, 10 Billy Bingham, 11 Adam Mekki (Sub 1: Frankie Raymond 62â€™), 13 Chris Bush, 18 Ben Williamson, 25 Josh Rees (Sub 2: Michael Klass), 26 Ramani Edmonds-Green
Unused subs: 28 Tarek Najia, 29 Jayden Onen
Goals: Coulson 15â€™
Bookings: Bingham 85â€™
Referee: Savvas Yianni
Attendance: 1769 â€“ including 72 travelling supporters from Bromley.
Man of the Match: Jamar Loza â€“ Had a hand in creating both goals and continues to star in the front three alongside Tarpey and Hyde.