Clinical County, just to good for Cards on the night 30th October 2019
Woking 0 Notts County 4
Vanarama National League Tuesday 29th October 2019
Peter Moore at the Laithwaite Community Stadium
A brace from both Wes Thomas and Enzio Boldewign was sufficient enough to see off Woking at the Laithwaite on Tuesday evening, as the visitors continued their rise up the table, and leapfrogged above Woking into seventh place.
In a first ever League meeting between the two sides, Cards Manager Alan Dowson made two changes to the side that drew against Eastleigh on Saturday, with Jack Cook and Kane Ferdinand returning back to the starting eleven in place of Nathan Collier and Max Kretzschmar.
It was the visitors who had the first chance of the night in just the second minute when Kyle Wootton headed over from inside the area and would have been disappointed not to have got his effort on target.
It wasn’t long before the Magpies took the lead in the seventh minute in spectacular fashion. Dutchman Boldewign picked the ball up inside the halfway line, he ghosted past his marker and curled an unstoppable shot from 25 yards out into the top corner.
Woking’s first clear cut chance of the half fell to Jamar Loza, with a shot across goal that was a whisker away. In the 20th minute Notts County doubled their lead when Wootton’s shot from the left-hand side across the goal was turned in by Thomas- of his stomach- at the far post, as the former Football League club started to take firm control of the game.
The Cards looked for a quick response and almost found it when Magpies keeper Sam Slocombe was called into action for the first time in the 32nd minute by tipping over a Dave Tarpey free kick.
County had a wonderful opportunity to grab a third goal of the half on the stroke of half time, but Wootton’s shot went into the side netting, much to the relief of Woking as the visitors went into the break with a two-goal advantage.
Despite the Cards starting the second half very much on the front foot it was the Magpies who added a third after 60 minutes when Richard Brindley’s low cross cum shot was steered into the net by Thomas.
The Magpies made it 4-0 in the 73rd minute following a Woking free kick at one end of the ground that broke down with a breakaway from the visitors that saw the pacy Boldewign burst down the left and calmly stroke the ball beyond Craig Ross for his second of the evening to wrap up a comprehensive win for the visitors.