Woking FC 1-2 Southport FC
Saturday 20th December 2014
This weekend’s fixture saw an opportunity for both teams to pick up much needed points going into the Christmas period. A win for Woking would see them stay in touch with the top four, whereas a win for Southport would see them pull slightly away from the dreaded drop zone.
Although Woking had much of the early possession, they weren’t creating too many chances and were made to pay on 12 minutes, when a Southport free kick was curled in left footed from the right wing. The ball pinballed around and was eventually met by the head of Charlie Joyce, who looped the ball over the helpless defenders for 0-1. Woking continued to push throughout the half, but again couldn’t break down the Southport defence and the teams went in at the break 0-1.
The second half started in a similar fashion to the first, and ten minutes in Southport were awarded a free kick. From the free kick the ball was headed in the net, but the goal was disallowed for offside. However, Woking didn’t learn their lessons on set pieces and it was Southport who went 0-2 up on 65 minutes when Dom Collins headed in from a David Fitzpatrick cross. It was going to be a long way back for the Cardinals now.
Woking pushed to get back into the game and saw a Dean Morgan free kick hit the bar, before Guiseppe Sole finally pulled one back for Woking in the 87th minute with a 15 yard strike, after some great work down the left by John Goddard. However, it was too little, too late for Woking, with Southport leaving the Kingfield Stadium with all three points.