Sutton United 1 Woking 2 (H/T 1-1)
LATE GOAL PROVES DECISIVE AS CARDS TRIUMPH
An entertaining match tonight at Gander Green Lane was decided in the 85th minute as Woking took home three points.
The visitors got off to a perfect start as Josh Greenleaf found himself unmarked 3 yards out from a corner and powered a header past Sandile Wydler-Manzi. Greenleaf was then denied a second with a well-struck free-kick which Wydler-Manzi did well to push around the post, then at the other end Darnell Austin’s free-kick resulted in a corner that eventually made its way back to Austin and his long-range strike went wide. Woking continued to pepper the Sutton goal with efforts from range but Wydler-Manzi stood firm under pressure. Sutton gradually came back into the game though and good work from Andrius Lucauskas resulted in his low cross somehow being diverted away from Josh Danquah at the far post. Danquah then skipped around his marker and saw his low cross diverted into the side netting by Tobi Adaje, and Kieran Rhule’s strike from 20 yards drifted harmlessly wide, but in the 34th minute Austin’s free-kick squirmed through the keeper’s arms and came off the far post before nestling in the back of the net. Jamie Blanco was next to test the keeper as his free-kick was awkwardly saved at the second attempt and on the stroke of half-time, intricate play on the edge of the visitors’ penalty area led to Lucauskas touching through to Danquah but he could only fire wide under pressure.
Another Danquah low cross was turned away for a corner with Adaje looking to pounce as Sutton started the second half the stronger, but Wydler-Manzi had to save Sutton three times from Marco Correia efforts including one remarkable save from point-blank range. Sutton continued to press through Danquah and Austin but both players were frustrated by efforts blocked, then in the 85th minute Woking capitalised on a loose pass inside Sutton’s half and the ball made its’ way to Greenleaf who fired past Wydler-Manzi.
Tobi Adaje (Ilic, 86)
Andrius Lucauskas (Kugathas (78)
Subs: Lamar Fowlkes, Stefan Ilic, Ayran Kugathas, Archie Harland-Goddard, Harry Walker
Goals: Austin (34)