National League
Wrexham2Woking0

Wrexham 2-0 Woking

Dean Keates

Dean Keates scored his second goal in two games as Wrexham beat struggling Woking in the Conference Premier.

Keates received the ball from Jay Harris's short corner and his cross into the area deceived everyone to beat Sam Beasant.

Woking rallied in the second half with Mike Cestor's header striking the crossbar and Andy Coughlin denying Scott Rendell.

Joe Clarke sealed the win in the final minute with a composed finish.

Victory extended Wrexham's unbeaten run to three games but Woking remain in the Conference Premier's bottom four.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"With all the problems we've had with centre-backs and the week we've had, to have a clean-sheet and win the game is really pleasing.

"[In the] first half we were good, deserved our lead and I think in the game we probably had the better chances. But in the second half we stopped doing what we were doing in the first half.

"A win's a win. That's what we said before [the game] - by hook or by crook we need to get three points to get us up this league."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Post-match: Woking manager Hill

"We look at today's defeat as self-inflicted. I felt in the first twenty minutes we were in control and they were very low confidence.

"I was fully aware that they were struggling but their goalkeeper made some very important saves.

"I was probably more disappointed from the time that they scored the goal, which seemed to give them a lift and I felt that we never did enough today.

"We didn't contribute enough and there were some choice words at half-time.

"I think we looked more with it in the second-half. And I ask my players why didn't we hurt them enough."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 17Clowes
  • 3Ashton
  • 14Tomassen
  • 12Keates
  • 6Clarke
  • 29Carrington
  • 8Harris
  • 26AnyinsahSubstituted forBailey-Jonesat 77'minutes
  • 9BishopBooked at 81mins
  • 10OrmerodSubstituted forOglebyat 46'minutesBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 20Stephens
  • 25Bailey-Jones
  • 1Mayebi
  • 21Evans
  • 15Ogleby

Woking

  • 18Beasant
  • 15CestorBooked at 87mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 3NutterSubstituted forMcNameeat 72'minutes
  • 8Parkinson
  • 2Newton
  • 9Williams
  • 11Betsy
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forSoleat 72'minutes
  • 4RickettsBooked at 43mins
  • 21Rendell

Substitutes

  • 24Salmon
  • 10Sole
  • 14McNamee
  • 1Howe
  • 17Wright
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
3,183

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 2, Woking 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 2, Woking 0.

Attempt saved. Mark Ricketts (Woking) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Giuseppe Sole.

Corner, Woking.

Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 2, Woking 0. Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

Offside, Woking. Giuseppe Sole tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Sole is caught offside.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

Booking

Mike Cestor (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mike Cestor (Woking).

Theo Bailey-Jones (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

Booking

Andy Bishop (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Theo Bailey-Jones replaces Joe Anyinsah.

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Anthony McNamee replaces John Nutter.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces John Goddard.

Attempt missed. Mark Ricketts (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Adam Newton (Woking).

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

Adam Newton (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Jack Parkinson (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kevin Betsy (Woking).

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.

Booking

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Wrexham. Robert Ogleby tries a through ball, but Robert Ogleby is caught offside.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

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