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Five defeats in a row after late goal

Eastleigh
2 - 1
Woking

The Silverlake Stadium

08/03/2016 7:45pm

Attendance: 1630

Referee:

Joey Jones' first-half header was cancelled out by Jai Reason's equaliser, before Will Evans scored a 95th minute winner as both sides finished with ten men.

Without a win in seven games and four consecutive defeats in a row, Woking fans would have been hopeful to get back on track against an Eastleigh side who have had similar problems. The Spitfires had only previously won once in ten, losing five, that has put a dent in their play-off hopes.

It looked to be Woking's night, as in the 19th minute Eastleigh were reduced to ten men with Paul Reid dismissed for an off-the-ball incident.

Jones took full-advantage of the extra man, heading in Giuseppe Sole's corner six minutes later. Despite being a man down, Eastleigh had a number of good chances that were thwarted by the in-form Jake Cole.

Maintaining the extra man was key to Woking's chances but in the 60th minute Keiran Murtagh slid in from behind and was shown a second yellow card.

Eight minutes later, clearly buoyed by no longer being a man down, Eastleigh levelled via a clever finish by Reason.

Cole was, again, far the busier keeper and it seemed he'd had played a big part in earning a point on the road. However, in the last of five added minutes Evans headed in at the back post to give Eastleigh a deserved win.

Star Player

Jake Cole - Once again the Woking number 1 was the standout performer. His heroics almost earned the Cards a valuable point.


Writer:Cardinal Red
Date:Wednesday March 9 2016
Time: 7:36PM

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