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Woking 1-0 Braintree Town

John Goddard scored the only goal of the game as Woking beat Braintree for their first win in three matches.

The home side created the first chance but Josh Payne failed to find a way past Braintree goalkeeper Nick Hamann.

The visitors responded through Kenny Davis, who drew a fine save from Ross Worner, tipping round his post.

But Goddard drilled home a fine finish from the edge of the box in the 38th minute and the Iron were unable stage a second-half comeback.

Woking captain Mark Ricketts told BBC Surrey:

"I think all the boys played really well today. We got the important result which was a win and we're now back to winning ways. We've got such a strong squad of players and the 18 we have are exceptional first-team players.

"Morgs (Dean Morgan) came into today and was brilliant up top and Ross (Warner) is back on loan and he was brilliant in goal and made a couple of great saves.

"Braintree is never going to be an easy game and we got that one important goal. Josh Payne is such a fantastic player and he is most weeks and he should be playing levels up and everyone knows that."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Worner
  • 6J Clarke
  • 3Cestor
  • 21Jones
  • 32ArthurBooked at 32mins
  • 22Goddard
  • 8MurtaghSubstituted forLewisat 64'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 7Payne
  • 11Betsy
  • 24MorganSubstituted forRendellat 85'minutes
  • 16MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 67'minutes


  • 2Newton
  • 9Rendell
  • 10Sole
  • 14Lewis
  • 31Little


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 8Davis
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forCoxat 84'minutes
  • 15Akinola
  • 9Marks
  • 10StruttonSubstituted forSparkesat 57'minutes


  • 5Paine
  • 7Walker
  • 11Sparkes
  • 18Cox
  • 29Pentney
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 1, Braintree Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 1, Braintree Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Betsy (Woking).

  4. Post update

    James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

  6. Post update

    Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Theo Lewis (Woking).

  10. Post update

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Scott Rendell replaces Dean Morgan.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Chez Isaac.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Mulley with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Theo Lewis (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  20. Booking

    Theo Lewis (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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