National League
Alfreton1Woking3

Alfreton Town 1-3 Woking

Nicky Law

Alfreton suffered opening-day misery after manager Nicky Law was given a six-game stadium ban prior to their home defeat by Woking.

Law was hit with an improper conduct charge for an incident last season.

On the pitch Lee Stevenson put the hosts ahead with a low, driven shot but Woking equalised when Dean Morgan found the net after a scramble in the box.

Scott Rendell rounded the keeper for 2-1, and netted his second soon after, taking advantage of a defensive mix-up.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

Garry Hill

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Garry Hill: Woking boss after Alfreton win

"We knew it was going to be tough coming to Alfreton with a nice playing surface and of course at the end of the day to win the game by three goals to one is a tremendous result.

"We are ok in respect to the goal up there (strikers) and I think we will be at the present time, but it was a team performance all round and I felt we started quite brightly. I did feel we could win the game second half and thoroughly deserved the three points.

"I was pleased to see us equalise quite quickly and we ran out worthy winners in the end, but it's only one game. That bring us encouragement to get three points in the first game."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 1Stewart
  • 2WoodSubstituted forHicksat 84'minutes
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 10Bradley
  • 6Smith
  • 5Graham
  • 16Gray
  • 11Howell
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 80'minutes
  • 12ShawSubstituted forSheridanat 66'minutes
  • 9Clayton

Substitutes

  • 7Hicks
  • 13McFadzean
  • 14Sheridan
  • 15Keane
  • 17McDonald

Woking

  • 1Howe
  • 15NutterSubstituted forCestorat 62'minutes
  • 25JonesBooked at 51mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 2Newton
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forSoleat 90'minutes
  • 7Payne
  • 8Murtagh
  • 9Rendell
  • 14Lewis
  • 24MorganSubstituted forJ Clarkeat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cestor
  • 6J Clarke
  • 10Sole
  • 20Beckles
  • 23Cole
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
613

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Woking 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Woking 3.

Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).

Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces John Goddard.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt saved. Chris Smith (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

Massiah McDonald (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Nathan Hicks replaces Bradley Wood.

Offside, Woking. Theo Lewis tries a through ball, but Theo Lewis is caught offside.

Offside, Woking. Theo Lewis tries a through ball, but Theo Lewis is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Massiah McDonald replaces Lee Stevenson.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Lee Stevenson tries a through ball, but Lee Stevenson is caught offside.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Dan Gray (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. James Clarke replaces Dean Morgan.

Offside, Woking. Dean Morgan tries a through ball, but Dean Morgan is caught offside.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Chris Smith (Alfreton Town).

Scott Rendell (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

Joe McNerney (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Adam Newton (Woking).

Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Woking 3. Scott Rendell (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Jake Sheridan replaces Tom Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Mike Cestor replaces John Nutter because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Woking 2. Scott Rendell (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Goddard.

Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Theo Lewis (Woking).

Anthony Howell (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Theo Lewis (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Joey Jones (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Anthony Howell (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

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