FOOTBALL: DON’T alter your sets Woking fans, the Cards really did climb up to second in the Conference table with their 3-0 win at Altrincham.
Second-half goals from Scott Rendell, Dean Morgan and Josh Payne have taken Woking to within three points of the summit, but the Cards do have an ace up their sleeve with a game in hand over podium toppers, and title favourites, Barnet.
Despite hosts Alty being in 18th place prior to hosting Garry Hill’s climbers, the Cheshire side have turned the table upside down in recent weeks as they took points from FC Halifax and Grimsby Town.
“Whoever you play in this league it’s tough; I say that every week,” said Hill. “It was always going to be a tricky game coming here; over the last seven days they’ve gone to Halifax and won 3-1, and then gone to Grimsby midweek and drawn 0-0.”
The Woking gaffer was understandably delighted to see the second-half cluster of goals. “If you want to be up there at the end of the season, you have to turn that 0-0 at half time into three points, and second half we went up another gear again.
“To come away from home, keep a clean sheet, get three points, and win 3-0 is very pleasing.”
Central to the Altrincham win – or left or right for that matter – was Hill’s Mr Versatile, John Goddard, who put in another sterling shift for his team.
“There’s a lot of good options here for the manager but wherever I play I feel comfortable, and with the good players we have at the club it’s quite easy to fit into numerous different positions,” said Goddard.
“I feel comfortable out there. I got a lot of the ball and obviously was happy to create the opening goal today for Scott Rendell.”