Woking News & Mail

Cards edge into fifth place

Brian Caffarey
7:02pm, Sat 4th Apr 2015
Woking 2 Welling United 2
4 April 2015

The point gained this afternoon was enough to take the Cards into the fifth play-off place, ahead of Forest Green Rovers on goal difference, but they will be rueing a missed opportunity to put more distance between themselves and their rivals, especially as Eastleigh surprisingly lost at home to Dover Athletic.

With an unchanged side, the Cards started on the front foot but soon found themselves behind when Ross Lafayette, recently on loan at Kingfield, stooped, unchallenged, to head in a whipped free-kick from Dominic Vose in the 9th minute.

The Cards had plenty of possession during the remainder of the first half, making good progress as far as the box, but failed to penetrate a porous-looking Welling defence.

Woking broke through five minutes after the break when Yemi Odubade was tripped in the box. The Wings’ keeper got a leg to Scott Rendell’s penalty but couldn’t prevent him scoring.

The Cards took the lead in the 68th minute when a good move saw the ball cleverly transferred across the box until Odubade fired home.

But slack defending again let the Cards down only some ten minutes later when a poor headed clearance was swiftly moved out left, with substitute Tashan Adeyinka heading home the resulting cross.

The Cards pressed for a winner but also continued to look vulnerable defensively, with Chris Arthur making a great last-ditch tackle to prevent Welling taking the lead again.

In injury time Scott Rendell (pictured) had the ball in the net but the assistant referee signalled for offside: a decision much disputed by those fans in line with the play!

The draw puts even greater pressure on the Cards to take all three points at Dover on Easter Monday afternoon.

A fuller report will follow.

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