Boreham Wood 0-1 Woking – The Cards Take Three Points With Four Clean Sheets From Four


Woking won their fourth consecutive game and made it four clean sheets on the bounce, thanks to a first-half goal from the in-form Reece Grego-Cox. The Cards stay fourth but now have an eight-point gap to Boreham Wood, the side who sit just outside the playoff spots.

Prior to this playoff contending game, both teams payed their respect at the kick-off to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War One.


The Wood had the game’s first chance when Zak Brunt sent in a freekick to the back post before it reached the head of Jamal Fyfield but was cleared by a Woking defender. Brunt was involved again when he sent a lovely, lofted pass to Cameron Coxe who cut onto his left foot and shot from the edge of the area, but it was an easy save for Craig Ross.


Woking then took the lead with their first opportunity of the game when some great work from James Daly to win the ball off Nathan Ashmore, saw him pass to the birthday man Grego-Cox who lifted the ball into the back of the net from outside the box. He is a man on fire at the minute with seven goals in his last six games for the club.

The visitors could have made it two shortly later, after The Wood lost possession in midfield, and manage to cross the ball but it was deflected over Ashmore's goal. Woking was definitely the better team towards the end of the first 45 minutes as Grego-Cox had a shot in the box which was blocked after a well-worked move from right to left. Amond then also had a first-time shot from the left which deflected just wide of the left post.


HT: 0-1


In the second half, Danny Newton and Lee Ndlovu combined well on the halfway line, but Ndlovu was closed down before he could get his cross in. Skipper Josh Casey had a set-piece meet the head of Joe McNerney, but his effort was straight at Ashmore.

Daly was next up as he found himself in space on the left-hand side of the area, got a shot away but Ashmore was equal to it.


Despite the slender lead, Woking had a couple of tamer chances to follow but the hosts had nothing at all to their name. The game petered out for Boreham Wood seeing The Cards leave Meadow Park with all the points on offer.


FT: 0-1


It’s extremely hard not to get excited when your team has won four games on the bounce, with all four being clean sheets. As well as not tasting defeat in your last seven games in all competitions. As mentioned, Woking now sits comfortably in the playoffs with an eight-point gap to Boreham Wood in eighth place.


What a time to be alive if you’re a Woking supporter, but there is still a tremendously long way to go. It must be said though that this is some start to the Darren Sarll reign.

Woking has never been in the Football League and without bias being involved, is probably the biggest club in non-league to have never made the step up based on history. That’s a story for another day though, so all attention now turns to Wednesday’s massive FA Cup First Round fixture against League One side Oxford United.


The Cards are notoriously well-known for Tuesday night home games, so this is definitely going to be one for the ages.

Boreham Wood Starting XI: Ashmore, Ilesanmi, Broadbent, Ndlovu, Newton (67), Fyfield, Lewis, Payne, Brunt (62), Coxe, Gordon

Subs: Ricketts, Rees, Marsh (62), Elliott (67), Williams


Woking Starting XI: Ross, Moss, Cuthbert, McNerney, Casey, Kellermann, Ince, Anderson (65), Grego-Cox (65), Amond (81), Daly

Subs: Lofthouse (65), Browne (65), Bilongo, Roles, Vokins (81)


Attendance: 1,011

Man of the Match: Reece Grego-Cox



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