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Date: 10-12-13gif Venue: Kingfield Stadiumgif att: 1166gif away fans: 80 (est)
Not a very good evening at fog bound Woking

gif Report by Phil Lench
The Harriers came away from a fog bound Woking this evening after losing out 1-0 in an un-inspiring game that saw Lee Vaughan pick up his fifth yellow card of the season and now he'll miss out on Saturday at home to Alfreton.  Who takes his place will be interesting with, off the top of my head, the only possible deputees being Danny Jackman or Jamie Grimes.

It was also un-inspiring fare due to the lack of any kind of sustained attack on the Woking goal throughout the game but then again even the home side seemed to be goal shy too.

Two important players were missing for us tonight.  Both Kyle Storer and Lee Fowler were suspended for one game following their bookings against Newport last Saturday so Danny Jackman and Anthony Malbon replaced them with Mickey Demetriou also returning to the side at left back.  With Jackman being the only creative player on the field then we were doomed from the start.

It took a while for the game to get into it's stride and it was the home side that were to have most of the play.  Their high scoring striker, Jack Marriott, should have done better with a header that was directed straight at Danny Lewis in the Harriers goal and then Kevin Betsy had a shot that went wide a few minutes later.

Our only chance during the first half came from Lee Vaughan but his half-volley was easily collected by Sam Beasant in the Woking goal.  Beasant is the son of the former Wimbledon, Chelsea and Nottm Forest goal keeper.

Woking had further chances to score through Betsy, again, Josh Payne and Joe McNerney but none of them were on target.
  HT: 0 - 0
After the break the conditions began to deteriorate as the London smog began to descend.  Woking made an early change to their line up six minutes in when Adam Newton replaced Payne just after he had seen his strike from long range get easily saved by Lewis.

A long period of nothing happening then 'happened' until in the sixty fourth minute the home side somehow managed to score the only goal of the game.  Kevin Betsy beat Demetriou in a chase to the bye line and whipped the ball over for the un-marked Scott Rendell to pop home for close range.

We still couldn't get anything going in response though and it wasn't until Josh Gowling tried to convert a Callum Gittings free kick that we did anything remotely looking like scoring.  Steve Burr took off Gash and Malbon to bring on Nathan Blissett and Marvin Johnson but it didn't make any difference to the outcome and the Harriers fell to another away defeat.

Last season it was our away form from November onwards that helped up rise up the table into the play-offs.  This season it seems that it could be our away form that could see us drop out of the play offs if we're not careful.
  FT: 1 - 0

 Goal for Woking: Rendell 64



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Woking  goals   subs   cards      Harriers  goals   subs   cards 
Beasant     Lewis  
Cestor     L Vaughan
Nutter   Demetriou  
Ricketts gif     Jackman  
McNerney     Dunkley
Payne   Gowling  
Murtagh     Gittings  
Banya     Morgan-Smith
Rendell gif     Gash gif  
Marriott gif     Malbon gif  
Betsy     Lolley  
SUBS:         SUBS:      
Howe     N Vaughan  
B Johnson gif - 84     Dance  
Sole     M Johnson gif - 79  
Goddard     Grimes  
Newton gif - 50     Blissett gif - 79  

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