Struggling Woking stunned Nuneaton by handing the Conference Premier high-flyers a third straight defeat.

The hosts had only won once in 11 games in the league this season but were good value against a team who had won seven of their 11 games before kick-off.

Scott Rendell fired the hosts ahead when he netted at the near post after good work by Kevin Betsy on the right.

And Josh Payne made it 2-0 after the break, showing fine control before smashing the ball in from close range.

The visitors barely threatened and Woking, who remain in the relegation zone despite their victory, were able to ease to their first home victory of the season.

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Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"It was certainly over due, no doubt about that, and I think even more so at Kingfield where we have given short change here for our results. But I see a lot of positives.

"That's the thing when your having a situation and your in the position we are in that it does become a mental strength which you've got to turn around.

"I feel quite positive that the group of lads need a platform to build on and today was going to be a massive match for us. And no doubt there was pressure after the midweek loss."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Woking

  • 18 Beasant
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 McNerney
  • 08 Parkinson Booked
  • 04 Ricketts
  • 09 Williams (Sole - 82' )
  • 11 Betsy
  • 14 McNamee (Goddard - 46' )
  • 20 Payne
  • 23 Murphy (Mike - 77' )
  • 21 Rendell

Substitutes

  • 01 Howe
  • 15 Mike
  • 16 Frith
  • 22 Goddard
  • 10 Sole

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 03 Bell (Gordon - 88' )
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 06 Walker
  • 07 Armson
  • 11 Streete
  • 13 Sleath (Pearson - 52' )
  • 09 Moult
  • 10 Brown Booked
  • 16 York (Delfouneso - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Gordon
  • 23 Richens
  • 24 Delfouneso
  • 08 Adams
  • 18 Pearson
Ref: Adam Hopkins
Att: 1,272

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

7 2

Corners

8 4

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:44 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:59

Foul by Mike Cestor on James Armson, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from James Armson and misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +1:23

Kevin Betsy takes a short corner.

90:00 +0:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Rendell on Gareth Dean. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.

87:44 Substitution

Substitution Delroy Gordon is brought on as a substitute for Amari'i Bell.

86:47

Gareth Dean concedes a free kick for a foul on John Nutter. Sam Beasant restarts play with the free kick.

85:35

Giuseppe Sole concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Dean. Free kick taken by James Armson.

84:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Giuseppe Sole. James Belshaw gets a fist to the ball to punch .

84:16

Corner taken by Josh Payne from the right by-line. Emmitt Delfouneso makes a clearance.

83:38

Adam Walker challenges Kevin Betsy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John Nutter.

81:40 Booking

Booking

81:25

Sam Beasant takes the free kick.

81:25 Substitution

Substitution Giuseppe Sole joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Williams.

81:25

Unfair challenge on Joe McNerney by Andy Brown results in a free kick. Andy Brown is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

79:18 Substitution

Substitution Emmitt Delfouneso comes on in place of Wesley York.

78:51

Andy Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Parkinson. Sam Beasant restarts play with the free kick.

78:18

Gavin Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth Dean.

76:56 Substitution

Substitution Mike Cestor on for Darren Murphy.

73:56

Louis Moult sends in a cross that goes out.

72:45

Unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy by Amari'i Bell results in a free kick. Gavin Williams crosses the ball in from the free kick. James Belshaw catches the ball.

72:14

Greg Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Payne. Free kick taken by Sam Beasant.

71:33

Darren Murphy takes a shot.

69:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe McNerney by Greg Pearson. Jack Parkinson takes the free kick.

68:49

Corner taken by Gavin Williams.

68:30

Josh Payne takes a shot. James Belshaw dives and deflects the ball away.

67:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gavin Williams.

64:39

Foul by Scott Rendell on Gareth Dean, free kick awarded. James Belshaw restarts play with the free kick.

64:08

Andy Brown has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

63:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Rendell on Amari'i Bell. James Belshaw takes the free kick.

61:57

Foul by Gavin Williams on Adam Walker, free kick awarded. James Belshaw restarts play with the free kick.

59:32

The ball is crossed by Scott Rendell. Theo Streete manages to make a clearance.

57:13

Adam Walker is caught offside. Sam Beasant restarts play with the free kick.

56:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Walker. Header by Gavin Cowan misses right.

55:52

The ball is sent over by John Nutter. James Belshaw safely holds on.

54:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Rendell. James Belshaw takes the free kick.

53:06

Corner taken by James Armson from the right by-line. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Parkinson by Greg Pearson. Sam Beasant takes the free kick.

52:49

Adam Walker takes a shot. Sam Beasant turns it away with a finger tip save.

50:52

Free kick taken by Sam Beasant.

50:52 Substitution

Substitution (Nuneaton) makes a substitution, with Greg Pearson coming on for Danny Sleath.

50:52

Kevin Betsy fouled by Amari'i Bell, the ref awards a free kick.

48:07

Assist on the goal came from Gavin Williams.

48:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Payne - Woking 2 - 0 Nuneaton Josh Payne slots the ball right footed into the goal. Woking 2-0 Nuneaton.

47:34

Danny Sleath gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Ricketts. Jack Parkinson takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Anthony McNamee goes off and John Goddard comes on.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

43:23

Louis Moult is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Sam Beasant.

41:47

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Rendell. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.

40:05

The ball is sent over by Anthony McNamee. James Belshaw catches the ball.

36:29

Joe McNerney takes a shot. James Belshaw safely holds on.

36:00

Josh Payne fouled by Andy Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Nutter.

35:19

Andy Brown is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by John Nutter.

33:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Armson. Clearance made by Jack Parkinson.

32:21

Scott Rendell takes a shot. James Belshaw safely holds on.

31:22 Booking

Booking

30:35

Unfair challenge on Wesley York by Darren Murphy results in a free kick. Caution for Jack Parkinson. James Armson takes the free kick.

29:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ricketts by Danny Sleath. Free kick taken by Sam Beasant.

26:50

Header at goal by Gavin Cowan goes over the bar.

25:26

Louis Moult takes a shot. Sam Beasant catches the ball.

23:45

Corner taken by Anthony McNamee. Clearance made by Amari'i Bell.

21:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Armson. Scott Rendell manages to make a clearance.

19:17

Corner taken by Gavin Williams from the left by-line. Andy Brown makes a clearance.

18:03

Theo Streete is penalised for a handball. Josh Payne fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. James Belshaw dives and deflects the ball away.

12:18

Assist by Kevin Betsy.

12:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Rendell - Woking 1 - 0 Nuneaton Scott Rendell scores with a right foot finish. Woking 1-0 Nuneaton.

6:35

Amari'i Bell fouled by Kevin Betsy, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Cowan restarts play with the free kick.

4:03

Wesley York fouled by Anthony McNamee, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by James Armson. Clearance by Joe McNerney.

2:26

Josh Payne takes a shot.

0:53

Mark Ricketts delivers the ball.

0:16

Short corner taken by Anthony McNamee.

0:00

The match begins.

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