Cards need penalties to see off the Ravens in the Trophy
Bromley 1 Woking 1
Buildbase F.A Trophy 4th round. Woking won 7-6 on penalties
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Woking progressed into the fifth round of the FA Trophy after needing penalties to get the better of their fellow National League opponents Bromley at Hayes Lane on Tuesday.
Kyran Lofthouse was the hero for the Cards with the winning penalty after both sides had missed a penalty apiece.
The hosts took the lead in the second half when Michael Cheek converted a penalty kick, only for Max Kretzschmar to draw the visitors level just two minutes later.
A game that was played in awful weather conditions with a swirling wind and rain saw the hosts with the first shot on target after five minutes when a delicate chip from Cheek- who saw Craig Ross of his line- was superbly tipped away by the Cards stopper.
Woking’s first effort on the Bromley goal resulted in a Charlie Copper long range effort that was tipped away by Mark Cousins.
Both defences were on top form with Card’s Ben Gerring producing a last ditch tackle to prevent new signing from Yeovil Town Courtney Duffurs from opening the scoring.
A frantic two-minute spell inside the opening six minutes of the second half saw the hosts break the deadlock when Kane Ferdinand brought down Harry Forster in the box. Cheek stepped up to blast the spot kick into the roof of the net for his 12th goal of the season.
Woking instantly responded two minutes later when a cross found Kretzschmar who sent a looping header into the net.
Half chances fell to both sides who kept pressing for a winner with Joe Kizzi’s long range volley taking a huge deflection to be clawed away by the excellent Ross and Kretzschmar hooking the ball over the bar.
With three minutes of added time shown Cheek had a wonderful chance to win the game after beating two men another excellent last-ditch tackle from Gerring denied the striker.
With no extra time required, the game went straight to a penalty shoot-out. Both sides opening penalties were all coolly taken. Bromley’s Duffers became the first player to miss with his weak spot kick comfortably saved by Ross. Ferdinand stepped up, but another soft penalty was comfortably saved by Cousins.
With the score 6-6 in the shoot-out, Bromley’s Forster’s kick was saved by Ross. It was down to Lofthouse to win it for the visitors which he duly obliged by rolling his penalty kick into the bottom corner to send Woking through to the fifth round where they will face Sutton United away on Saturday 6th February.