For the second Tuesday in succession we welcome Woking Football Club to Hayes Lane, this time for the first of this season’s Vanarama National League fixtures.
It was just seven days ago that the Surrey club visited for a 4th round FA Trophy tie, and they went home with a 7-6 penalty win after the match had ended all square at 1-1 after ninety minutes.
After a goalless first half, Bromley went ahead five minutes into the second period from the penalty spot. Harry Forster had been fouled in the area, and Michael Cheek converted the spot kick.
Woking responded immediately. They equalised two minutes after Cheek’s penalty, as Max Kretzschmar’s looping a header sailed in over Mark Cousins from a Jack Cook cross. Kretzschmar’s goal took the game to penalty kicks where Woking prevailed, earning a trip to Gander Green Lane in the next round.
Last season both Clubs won their respective home games, Bromley winning at Hayes Lane by a single goal, and Woking in the return fixture 2-1 at Kingfield.
Currently Woking have 22 points from their 17 games completed, and sit just one place below Bromley with the same number of points but having played two games more. Last Saturday Woking were held to 0-0 draw at home to Maidenhead United.
There have been 77 Cup and League fixtures between the two Clubs since the first FA Cup meeting in 1903, of which Bromley have secured 37 victories against Woking’s 31, whilst the remaining games have ended all square.
Words by John Self