CHIPPENHAM TOWN 2 2 WOKING - Sat 3rd November 2018
After leading 2-0 the Bluebirds had to settle for a point against the impressive Surrey side who were relegated last season
After leading 2-0 the Bluebirds had to settle for a point against the impressive Surrey side who were relegated last season, the equalizer coming in stoppage time which also saw the dismissal of Callum Gunner for picking up two yellow cards.
Without nine of their squad through injury and suspension the Bluebirds were on the back foot for much of the first half although the Cards rarely threatened Brad House in the home goal.
The speedy Jamar Lozer saw his fourth minute shot blocked and his follow-up effort was saved.
Seven minutes later Jack Compton’s free kick saw Will Richards’s deflection go just wide.
Compton’s cross cum shot was then always curling just wide.
On the quarter hour Greg Luer’s shot was blocked on on loan Nottingham Forest midfielder Tobi Edser volleyed the rebound into the side netting. Jake Hyde then headed over from a Edser corner.
Lozer then saw another effort blocked whilst House held Josh Casey’s long free kick.
On twenty eight minutes Josh Smile’s shot was blocked and his follow-up effort went narrowly wide with Nat Jarvis just failing to get a touch as the ball went by him.
The returning Nuno Felix then did well to deny Duane Ofori-Acheampong.
Kieran Parselle’s cross saw Jarvis’s header bounce into the ground and land on top of the net, whilst Compton cut in from the right but dragged his shot wide.
The Bluebirds took the lead on thirty seven minutes when Compton’s low shot was pushed out by keeper Craig Ross and Karnell Chambers was on hand to turn the ball home.
Before the break both side’s created a further chance with Jarvis having the ball taken off his toes by Jack Cook as he was about to shoot whilst at the other end Ofori-Acheampong’s shot from distance was too high.
Three minutes after the break Edser’s mazy run from the half way line ended with him shooting straight at House.
Chambers’s fifty first minute cross flashed across the goal line just beyond the reach of Compton.
A minute later Gunner then earned a very soft booking. On fifty three minutes Compton’s throw was not cleared by the Woking defence and good work from Will Richards saw the ball end up at Chambers’s feet and he drilled home a low shot through a crowd of players.
Five minutes later Hyde’s shot was held at the near post by House.
On sixty six minutes Edser was tripped by Felix in the area and Lozer converted the resulting penalty.
The visitors then increased the pressure as they went looking for an equalizer with Ofori-Acheampong shooting straight at House.
On seventy three minutes Jarvis again had the ball nicked off his toes as he shaped to shoot from a Chambers cross.
Edser then fired wide whilst substitute Max Kretzschmar’s free kick went into the arms of House.
Edser’s shot on the turn was off target before Kretzschmar’s shot was punched over the bar by House.
Woking substitute Paul Hodges curled an eighty fifth minute shot just past the far post.
Five minutes later Chambers found Jarvis but he rushed his shot and it went too close to Ross.
In the second minute of time added on a cross from the left skimmed off Richards’s shins and into his own net for a late leveller.
A minute later Gunner picked up another harsh booking and was dismissed. Parselle could have won the game for the Bluebirds in the sixth minute of stoppage time but from a good position he headed over substitute Jack Sparkes’s free kick.
Chippenham: Brad House, George Rigg (Matt Smith 83), Nuno Felix, Will Richards, Curtis McDonald, Callum Gunner, Kieran Parselle, Josh Smile, Nat Jarvis, Karnell Chambers, Jack Compton (Jack Sparkes 74) subs not used: Mike Jones, Jordan Edwards, Lewis Ellington
Woking: Craig Ross, Nathan Collier, Josh Casey, Jack Cook, Ben Gerring, Charlie Hestor-Cook, Tobi Edser, Jake Hyde (Paul Hodges 65), Greg Luer (Max Kretzschmar 69), Jamar Lozer, Duane Ofori-Acheampong subs not used: Dan Spence, Nicky Wheeler, Herbert Schotteri
Ref: Aaron Jackson
Ass Refs: Grzegorz Kornasiewicz, Andrew Hobbs