Ral­ly­ing cry as Cards face lead­ers Boss: Fans are our se­cret weapon

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AN­THONY LIM­BRICK be­lieves the Wok­ing fans have been the se­cret be­hind his team’s home form this sea­son, as they look to make it five wins from six Na­tional League games at the Laith­waite Sta­dium this sea­son against Sut­ton United to­mor­row (Satur­day).

With only a de­feat to pro­mo­tion-favourites Ley­ton Ori­ent tar­nish­ing the record, the Cards have en­joyed a lot of suc­cess at their home ground so far this cam­paign.

The most re­cent re­sult saw them take the lead against Soli­hull Moors on Tues­day night only for sub­sti­tute Charlie Carter to con­cede a penalty from which the vis­i­tors lev­elled.

How­ever, Wok­ing did not let their heads drop and Carter re­deemed him­self by scor­ing a win­ner for the Cards eight min­utes from time.

And man­ager An­thony Lim­brick be­lieves his side were buoyed to get the three points by the Wok­ing sup­port­ers re­ally get­ting be­hind them – as they have done all sea­son so far.

“The win was a credit to the play­ers and es­pe­cially Charlie Carter who came on, gave away the penalty and then came back to score the win­ner. He had a bit of an event­ful evening,” ex­plained the Cards boss.

“The play­ers did show good char­ac­ter to come back into the game and get the win they de­served. One thing you can say about these play­ers is that we have cre­ated a good en­vi­ron­ment and they bounce back well. They have a bit about them.

“We said at the start of the sea­son that we wanted to make our home ground a tough place for the op­po­si­tion but also it’s im­por­tant that you per­form well and win in front of your home fans and the fans have been good for us.

“The ex­tra sea­son tick­ets sales have helped and at­ten­dances are prob­a­bly up on last sea­son. The home sup­port has been great and the fans have got be­hind the team. That’s been ex­cel­lent.

“Es­pe­cially on Tues­day night. They re­ally got be­hind the boys when we were go­ing to push for that sec­ond goal. The crowds have helped our home form and also the pitch has been re­ally good as well. The grounds­man has done a great job.”

Wok­ing’s home form will be tested to­mor­row when they face the early Na­tional League lead­ers Sut­ton United at the Laith­waite.

And while Lim­brick will do his home­work on the south Lon­don side, he’s keen for the Cards to fo­cus on their own game.

“Paul Doswell is an ex­pe­ri­enced man­ager who knows the league well and has as­sem­bled a good side, so it will be a re­ally tough test for us,” he said. “We have to fo­cus on what has made us suc­cess­ful in the four home games we have won, which is pass­ing the ball well, play­ing high tempo and press­ing the op­po­si­tion and mak­ing sure we are ag­gres­sive and get on the front foot.

“It’s about what we do, not just what the op­po­si­tion do, but we will study the op­po­si­tion and pre­pare for them also.

“We have to be mind­ful of the op­po­si­tion be­cause they are good team. We go into the game with con­fi­dence be­cause we won on Tues­day night and we will re­ally have a go. We won’t be favourites for this game but it will be a good chance for us to get a sur­prise if we can get the vic­tory.”

Pic­ture: Steve Porter Ref: WK171777

Re­demp­tion: Louis Ram­say cel­e­brates Charlie Carter’s win­ner against Soli­hull Moors on Tues­day night

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