Men’s 1s: fizzle out against Woking

jimmy_m Match reports, Men 1st XI


Epsom: 0

Woking: 3

Epsom’s bright start to the league campaign fizzled out against a strong, professional Woking side. For the first 10 minutes Epsom had the initiative and piled forward, but Woking held on and then scored a clinically finished goal after 12 minutes. This goal completely shifted the balance of play with Woking retaining possession with discipline for the remainder of the half and deservedly going in 1-0 up.

The second half saw Epsom regroup and some early pressure yielded a penalty stroke, but it was turning into one of those days as Scott Barton fired it wide. Woking soon won a short corner and made it 2-0 from a low dragflick. Straight from the push-back, Epsom gave the ball away on the left and Woking worked a clinical counter attack for 3-0. Woking again retained possession in disciplined fashion after this, helped by a 10 minute period where Epsom incurred two yellow cards, and went top of the league with a 3-0 win. It was a thoroughly professional performance from the visitors and Epsom will hope to bounce back next week away at Southampton.