Woking's five goals in the first half were enough to stave off a sensational second-half comeback from Macclesfield.

The hosts found themselves 2-0 ahead after seven minutes through Billy Knott and Kevin Betsy.

Jayden Stockley netted a penalty, awarded for Jack Mackreth's foul on Knott, and added a second before Knott also grabbed another to make it 5-0.

But a spirited Macc hit back - Waide Fairhurst scored twice, while Guy Madjo and Arthur Gnahoua also found the net.

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Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"I think we played some very good football first half and when you're 5-0 up at half-time the game should be over.

"It's very frustrating as a manager and when you watch that, they get a goal which didn't affect us but all of sudden we deteriorated quickly.

"We didn't work second half and there's no excuses. I'm very disappointed."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Woking

  • 18 Putnins
  • 02 Newton
  • 03 Mike
  • 04 Ricketts (Simmonds - 46' )
  • 05 McNerney
  • 08 Parkinson (Nutter - 67' )
  • 11 Betsy
  • 15 Sawyer
  • 19 McCallum
  • 24 Knott
  • 25 Stockley (Williams - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Howe
  • 16 Johnson
  • 26 Nutter
  • 12 Simmonds
  • 14 Williams

Macclesfield

  • 40 Taylor
  • 02 Jackson
  • 07 Mackreth Booked
  • 11 Winn
  • 30 Audel
  • 34 Mills
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 17 Wedgbury (Gnahoua - 81' )
  • 19 Kissock
  • 20 Fairhurst
  • 25 Madjo

Substitutes

  • 13 Mills
  • 06 Amores
  • 31 Martin
  • 27 Burgess
  • 28 Gnahoua
Ref: Swabey
Att: 1,543

Match Stats

Shots

9 15

On target

7 9

Corners

0 4

Fouls

8 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:46

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Winn.

90:00 +1:34

The assist for the goal came from Keiran Murtagh.

90:00 +1:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Arthur Gnahoua - Woking 5 - 4 Macclesfld A goal is scored by Arthur Gnahoua from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Woking 5-4 Macclesfield.

88:49

Arthur Gnahoua has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

87:21

Gavin McCallum has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

85:43

John Paul Kissock produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

85:08

Jack Mackreth fouled by Bradley Simmonds, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Thierry Audel.

84:09

John Paul Kissock fouled by Lee Sawyer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Winn from left wing, save by Elvijs Putnins.

82:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Waide Fairhurst - Woking 5 - 3 Macclesfld Waide Fairhurst finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Woking 5-3 Macclesfield.

80:23 Substitution

Substitution Arthur Gnahoua joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Wedgbury.

77:14

Pablo Mills challenges Kevin Betsy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Sawyer takes the free kick, Joe McNerney takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.

76:51

Elvijs Putnins fouled by Pablo Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Elvijs Putnins.

76:00

Foul by Kevin Betsy on Sam Wedgbury, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Keiran Murtagh from the free kick, save by Elvijs Putnins.

75:40

Peter Winn sends in a cross, clearance by Mike Cestor.

74:09

Long range effort by Brett Williams goes wide right of the net.

73:57

Ryan Jackson crosses the ball, Mike Cestor manages to make a clearance.

73:03 Substitution

Substitution Brett Williams on for Jayden Stockley.

72:00

The ball is crossed by Ryan Jackson.

70:29

Assist on the goal came from Peter Winn.

70:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Guy Madjo - Woking 5 - 2 Macclesfld Guy Madjo gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Woking 5-2 Macclesfield.

69:57

The ball is sent over by Peter Winn,

68:16

Ryan Jackson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy. Billy Knott takes the direct free kick.

66:51

Elvijs Putnins takes the free kick.

66:51 Substitution

Substitution John Nutter replaces Jack Parkinson.

66:51

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Jackson.

64:00

Jayden Stockley takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

62:51

Unfair challenge on Bradley Simmonds by Sam Wedgbury results in a free kick. Jack Parkinson takes the direct free kick.

60:36

Gavin McCallum is caught offside. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

59:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Waide Fairhurst - Woking 5 - 1 Macclesfld Waide Fairhurst scores a brilliant goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Woking 5-1 Macclesfield.

57:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Simmonds by Sam Wedgbury. Bradley Simmonds takes the direct free kick.

57:02

A cross is delivered by Guy Madjo, Lee Sawyer manages to make a clearance.

56:32

A cross is delivered by Jack Mackreth, clearance by Adam Newton.

55:57

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Keiran Murtagh misses to the left of the target.

55:22

The ball is swung over by Jack Mackreth, Joe McNerney makes a clearance.

54:37

Foul by Ryan Jackson on Kevin Betsy, free kick awarded. Joe McNerney restarts play with the free kick.

53:33

A cross is delivered by Ryan Jackson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Guy Madjo goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

53:12

The ball is crossed by Peter Winn, Elvijs Putnins makes a comfortable save.

52:38

Centre by Lee Sawyer.

52:20

Keiran Murtagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Knott. Adam Newton takes the free kick.

50:09

Foul by Waide Fairhurst on Lee Sawyer, free kick awarded. Jack Parkinson takes the free kick.

49:27

The ball is delivered by Jack Mackreth, clearance by Gavin McCallum.

46:59

The offside flag is raised against Jack Mackreth. Direct free kick taken by Elvijs Putnins.

45:05

Centre by Jack Mackreth, clearance by Jack Parkinson.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Woking) makes a substitution, with Bradley Simmonds coming on for Mark Ricketts.

45:00 +1:29 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Parkinson by Sam Wedgbury. Jack Parkinson restarts play with the free kick.

42:16

Effort from outside the penalty box by Keiran Murtagh goes wide right of the goal.

38:16

Peter Winn delivers the ball, save made by Elvijs Putnins.

37:22

Jack Mackreth fouled by Lee Sawyer, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

36:45

Elvijs Putnins takes the free kick.

36:45 Booking

Booking Jack Mackreth receives a caution.

36:42

Foul by Jack Mackreth on Mike Cestor, free kick awarded.

36:11

Corner taken by Peter Winn, clearance made by Joe McNerney.

35:32

Joe McNerney challenges Guy Madjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Winn, Joe McNerney makes a clearance.

35:12

Gavin McCallum is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

32:48

Assist on the goal came from Jayden Stockley.

32:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Knott - Woking 5 - 0 Macclesfld Goal scored by Billy Knott from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Woking 5-0 Macclesfield.

32:12

Unfair challenge on Billy Knott by Sam Wedgbury results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Billy Knott.

28:33

Billy Knott is caught offside. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

27:25

Assist by Kevin Betsy.

27:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Jayden Stockley - Woking 4 - 0 Macclesfld Jayden Stockley gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Woking 4-0 Macclesfield.

25:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jayden Stockley by John Paul Kissock. Adam Newton takes the free kick.

22:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Jayden Stockley - Woking 3 - 0 Macclesfld Power penalty scored by Jayden Stockley. Woking 3-0 Macclesfield.

21:32

Jack Mackreth gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Billy Knott.

18:34

The ball is crossed by Peter Winn, clearance made by Mike Cestor. Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Winn, clearance by Joe McNerney. Corner taken by Peter Winn from the left by-line, Waide Fairhurst concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Parkinson. Elvijs Putnins takes the free kick.

17:07

Foul by Guy Madjo on Joe McNerney, free kick awarded. Elvijs Putnins takes the direct free kick.

15:16

Joe McNerney challenges Guy Madjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Winn produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

14:23

Jack Mackreth takes a shot. Save made by Elvijs Putnins.

13:51

Peter Winn takes a shot. Elvijs Putnins makes a comfortable save.

12:44

Centre by Keiran Murtagh.

11:53

Unfair challenge on Guy Madjo by Jack Parkinson results in a free kick. Peter Winn has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Elvijs Putnins.

11:28

Keiran Murtagh fouled by Billy Knott, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

10:59

Peter Winn concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin McCallum. Jack Parkinson takes the free kick.

6:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Betsy - Woking 2 - 0 Macclesfld Kevin Betsy fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Woking 2-0 Macclesfield.

6:00

Lee Sawyer crosses the ball, clearance by Thierry Audel.

3:28

Assist by Jayden Stockley.

3:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Knott - Woking 1 - 0 Macclesfld A goal is scored by Billy Knott from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Woking 1-0 Macclesfield.

2:40

The ball is swung over by Gavin McCallum, Jayden Stockley takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

1:15

Mike Cestor is penalised for a handball. Keiran Murtagh fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Elvijs Putnins.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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