Wins have been hard to come by at Woking. We’ve taken The Cards on in their own back yard seven times and emerged victorious just once. That was in October 2015 when Connor Jennings scored the only goal after 28 minutes. Jennings had a frustrating time despite netting the winner, as he missed a number of good chances which would have made the victory more emphatic.
Having said that, oddly we had already won at the Kingfield Stadium before Jennings struck. In the 2011-12 season Hayes and Yeading played their home matches at Woking, and we beat them 2-0 there, with Nat Knight-Percival and Mathias Pogba scoring the goals.
Otherwise, we’ve drawn three and lost three at Woking. We have a better home record against them, though, and if we avoid defeat tomorrow we’ll have gone four games unbeaten against The Cards, our longest run in this fixture.
Our last game at Woking was a frustrating affair. It was the first game after Dean Keates’ departure, and we travelled south well-established in the play-off places, while the home side were fighting relegation.
We fell behind early on to a Josh Staunton goal, but the centre back generously made amends by equalising twenty minutes later! Marcus Kelly put us ahead on the hour with a free kick from a wide position which he claimed was a shot rather than a cross, and it looked like we’d emerge victorious.
However, we conceded with ten minutes left and began a process which saw us slide out of the top seven, although the point wasn’t enough to help save Woking from eventual relegation.
Andy Bishop and Dean Keates are the only Wrexham players to have managed more than one goal against Woking, with two apiece.
Jake Lawlor plays his fiftieth game for Wrexham today.
You can listen to live commentary of the match online on Wrexham’s Mixlr channel.