Woking 2 Nuneaton Town 0
Saturday 28th September 2013 (Skrill Premier)
Match report courtesy of Coventry Telegraph;
Boro were left to rue an inept performance that saw them slip to a third straight league defeat in eight days.
On the back of the surprise home defeat by Salisbury and the loss to leaders Cambridge, Woking, themselves struggling at the foot of the table, was the perfect chance to get the bandwagon rolling.
But it was not to be as a 12th-minute goal from Scott Rendell and another early in the second-half from Josh Payne were more than enough to see of Kevin Wilkin’s side.
Any thoughts that it was going to be a comfortable ride were soon dispelled as the hosts started strongly and Boro laboured.
They soon found themselves behind when in the 12th minute when Kevin Betsy worked a useful position on the right and his cross was turned in at the near post by Rendell.
Cue response from the visitors – but there was none – and in fact James Belshaw had to turn away a Payne free-kick after Theo Streete had been penalised for handball.
Louis Moult did manage a shot on goal but he lacked his usual cutting edge with home keeper Sam Beasant saving comfortably while Gavin Cowan’s aerial prowess resulted only in a header off target.
Belshaw was twice more called into action before the break making an excellent save from Rendell.
Whatever Wilkin impressed on his players at half-time it appeared to have little effect as Woking doubled their money in the 49th minute. This time Gavin Williams was the provider with Payne controlling smartly before firing past Belshaw from close range.
Adam Walker did test Beasant with a shot the keeper kept out with his fingertips four minutes later but that was about as good as it got for Boro.
Andy Brown was wide with a rare opening and Cowan was wide with another header while at the other end Payne was denied a second by brave save from Belshaw in the 68th minute.