Cards have to settle for a point against Ten-Man Halifax.17th Nov.2019
Woking 0 FC Halifax Town 0
Vanarama National League Saturday 16th November 2019
Peter Moore at the Laithwaite
Woking had to settle for a point despite the visitors having to play for thirty minutes with ten men after Nathan Clarke was shown a straight red card for the visitors.
It was the Shaymen- who enjoy playing away from home, having won six times already this season- who were on the front foot as early as the fourth minute when Danny Williams shot across goal was cleared of the line by Moussa Diarra.
After a slow start from the hosts, Woking gradually started to get a foothold into the game and were almost presented a goal by Halifax’s keeper Sam Johnson who flapped at a corner, with the ball cleared away another corner resulted with Johnson completely missing the ball, with Diarra’s header deflecting off a Halifax defender and almost bobbled into the net. Despite the Cards well on top for the remainder of the half, the game remained goalless at the break.
Halifax were reduced to ten men in the 62nd minute when Clarke received a straight red card for a lunge on Shaun Donnellan. Despite Woking having a one man advantage and half chances from Jamar Loza and Max Kretzschmar it was defender Jack Cook who almost won it deep into six minutes of added time when a corner from Josh Casey was swung in to the back post with Jack Cook’s looping header finger tipped away over the bar with the last action of the game. Despite playing with a man advantage, Woking couldn’t break down a well organised defence, but will be more than happy with their first clean sheet for 17 matches.
Jack Cook, speaking to Peter Moore after the game.