Woking 1 Fleet 0

Woking exacted a measure of revenge for their late FA Cup defeat in October by striking late as the Fleet were left bereft at the final whistle for the second week running.

New signing Jack Saville replaced Phil Walsh in defence but Fleet were otherwise unchanged. Lanre Azeez made plenty of early running for the Fleet in the opening exchanges but Woking had the chance to draw first blood on nine minutes when Loick Pires was sent tumbling by Paul Lorraine as he ran onto a throw-in – but there was relief for the Fleet as Kevin Betsy’s spot kick went wide of the target.

Phipp then had a trademark shot well held by Aaron Howe on 14 minutes and Elder’s effort on the half-hour after a mix-up in the Woking defence should have yielded more but the Fleet top scorer miscued the shot. Woking created chances, too, Pires nipping in to fire just wide of Preston Edwards’ near post and Lorraine diving in to stop Bradley Bubb’s shot reach its target late in the half – but both defences held firm with Saville seeming to develop a decent understanding with Lorraine as the game wore on.


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