Match Report | Cards stay up in style

William Bewsey
2:13pm, Sat 20th Apr 2024
Woking 3-0 AFC Fylde
Vanarama National League
20th April 2024

Michael Doyle made three changes to the side defeated at York, with Luke Wilkinson, Ricky Korboa and Charley Kendall replaced by Josh Casey, Jayden Luker and Rhys Browne.

In front of a huge crowd of over 3800 at the Laithwaite, Woking kicked towards the KRE first half, and nearly had a breakthrough eight minutes in when good pressure from Kevin Berkoe saw Luker in on goal, but his shot was denied by the feet of Chris Neal.

After Browne did well to win a free kick on the edge of the box when he was fouled by Sam Graham, Curtis Edwards’ deflected effort nearly fell for Jermaine Anderson, but he couldn’t prod home from inside the six yard box.

The Cards kept applying the pressure, with Dan Moss so close to his first ever Woking goal when his header from Luker’s corner just cleared the crossbar. With minutes until half time, first a handball shout was waved away by the referee before Berkoe controlled inside the box but just fired wide of the far post.

But the Cards had a deserved lead on the stroke of half time. A brilliant cross from Edwards’ free kick was met by the foot of Tunji Akinola to send the KRE wild.

Half-time: Woking 1-0 AFC Fylde

The Cards continued to up the intensity straight after half time. Superb link up from Luker and Browne saw Luker fire just wide, before Browne had a shot trickle just wide via a deflection minutes later.

From that corner, the Cards grabbed a second, that man Akinola again. The ball found him at the back post and he smashed home through a crowd of bodies to give Kingfield some breathing space.

When Berkoe squared to Browne, he should potentially have been more selfish due to recovering Fylde defenders, before the game hit a bit of a lull.

The icing was on the cake when Berkoe got on the scoresheet with 77 minutes gone. He received the ball outside the area, took a touch and slammed home into the bottom corner to give Woking some more breathing space.

And that was how it finished, a comprehensive win for the Cards on a day where they needed a result, and they delivered in style.

Woking: Will Jaaskelainen, Dan Moss, Kevin Berkoe, Timi Odusina, Tunji Akinola, Josh Casey, Scott Cuthbert, Rhys Browne (Kendall 65’), Curtis Edwards, Jayden Luker (Walker 81’), Jermaine Anderson (Oyeleke 64)

Unused subs: Korboa, Kelly-Evans

Goals: Akinola 45+4’, 51’, Berkoe 77’

AFC Fylde: Chris Neal, Bryce Hosannah, Adam Long, Sam Graham, Connor Barrett, Jon Ustabasi, Max Conway, Danny Whitehead (Evans 61’), Dan Adshead (Morris), Danny Ormerod (Walker 70’), Ethan Mitchell

Unused subs: Richardson, Conlon

Bookings: Graham 26’, Morris 72’

Attendance: 3889 (79 Fylde fans)

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