A RARE Adam Newton goal was enough to preserve Woking’s unbeaten start to the season against Welling.
The Wings looked set to chalk up their first win of the new campaign courtesy of a Harry Beautyman strike. But right-back Newton popped up with a headed goal with nine minutes remaining to ensure the Cards left with a share of the spoils.
Speaking after the draw, boss Hill explained that despite the late leveller he was still disappointed with the outcome. He said: “We had good chances and could have been two or three goals to the good before their suckerpunch goal.
“We came in at half-time stunned and surprised but as we all know possession doesn’t always mean goals. We haven’t asked enough questions [of Welling].”
And the Cards were perhaps lucky to salvage a point after Hill conceded they never hit top gear after the restart. He added: “I didn’t think we got going in the second half. We’ve still got players who aren’t hitting the standards of last season – that’s not to be unfair on them.
“We’ve got players here who aren’t fit enough and need to do a little bit more. We’re a little bit short and I’m disappointed we’ve drawn the game. It’s two points dropped.”
Making his debut for the Cards on Saturday was Chris Arthur, who has joined on loan from AFC Wimbledon. The winger was drafted into the squad to provide more cover in the absence of the crocked Kevin Betsy.
Also penning a deal at Kingfield this week was defender Nick Arnold, who joins on a free from Reading. The 21-year-old free agent, who first signed professional terms with the Royals in 2011, failed to make a senior appearance for the club before being released in the summer.