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Cards stop the rot but are winless in ten

Woking
1 - 1
Kidderminster Harriers

The Laithwaite Community Stadium

27/03/2016 3:00pm

Attendance: 1730

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Daniel Carr gave Woking an early lead but they were pegged back eleven minutes from time by a long-range strike from James McQuilkin to extend Woking's winless run.

Having lost six straight league games, a weeks break from action before taking on the National League's bottom club Kidderminster would have been welcomed by Garry Hill and co.

Brian Saah and Bruno Andrade returned from injury to start and Keiran Murtagh came back in following his suspension.

A swirling wind mixed with rain made for a tricky afternoon for both sides, on a slick pitch. Woking started well, however, and went ahead through Cambridge United loanee Carr after Murtagh headed the ball into his path.

A minute later, Carr should have doubled his and Woking's tally but somehow side-footed wide following a great piece of build-up play.

After controlling the first-half, the Cards needed to keep their foot on the gas but a couple of Kidderminster substitutions gave them a firmer grip on the game. Ben Whitfield was twice denied by fine saves from Jake Cole.

Kidderminster's equaliser came in the 79th minute when McQuilken fired past Cole from the edge of the penalty area.

Substitute Joe Quigley had a great chance late on to put Woking back in front but when he rounded the keeper, he opted to shoot from a tight angle, instead of pulling the ball back to one of the four on-rushing Woking players, and his effort was blocked.

So the Cards avoided another defeat but will rue having not taken their chances and letting Kidderminster back into the game.

Star Player

Jake Cole and Jake Caprice were the two standout players. Cole's saves kept Woking in front and Caprice overlapped well down the right side.


Writer:Cardinal Red
Date:Sunday March 27 2016
Time: 12:31PM

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