National League
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Nuneaton Town 0-2 Woking

Second-half goals from Jack Marriott and Kevin Betsy earned Woking a surprise win at Nuneaton.

The hosts, who had won their last four league games, were denied in the first half by visiting keeper Sam Beasant who kept out two strikes from Adam Walker.

Marriott then slotted in his seventh goal in six games past Kelle Roos from close range to put the Cards in front.

Ten minutes later, Betsy burst through the Boro defence and placed the ball beyond Roos to seal the win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"It's a big result for us as it was going to be tough with Nuneaton sitting in the top five and our overall away form in the league but I was looking for a big reaction and I felt we dominated the game.

"I felt from 1-0 onwards we would go on and win it and over the 90 minutes, I don't think anyone could have too many complaints. We kept a clean sheet and I got a great reaction.

"We've taken 15 points in the last six games and it's a very good start to the Christmas period, and when you look at today's game it and there's five games in 15 days then today was a great start."

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 29Roos
  • 5Dean
  • 2AkubuineSubstituted forAdamsat 68'minutes
  • 15Gordon
  • 20Trainer
  • 6WalkerSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
  • 7Armson
  • 13Sleath
  • 9Moult
  • 26Hibbert
  • 16York

Substitutes

  • 17Taylor
  • 19Belshaw
  • 8Adams
  • 27Ladapo

Woking

  • 18Beasant
  • 15Cestor
  • 5McNerney
  • 3Nutter
  • 26Murtagh
  • 30BanyaSubstituted forGoddardat 81'minutes
  • 11Betsy
  • 20Payne
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forNewtonat 90'minutes
  • 21Rendell
  • 25MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howe
  • 10Sole
  • 2Newton
  • 6Johnson
  • 22Goddard
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
895

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Woking 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Woking 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).

  5. Post update

    Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Adam Newton replaces Mark Ricketts.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

  8. Post update

    Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

  10. Post update

    Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Connor Taylor (Nuneaton Town).

  13. Post update

    John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

  15. Post update

    Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. John Goddard replaces Charles Banya.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Charles Banya tries a through ball, but Charles Banya is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Connor Taylor replaces Adam Walker.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Nuneaton Town. Wesley York tries a through ball, but Wesley York is caught offside.