Woking Cook-ing on gas after Sutton win
THERE is a feelgood factor around Woking Football Club, with Anthony Limbrick’s men just two points off top spot in the National League.
The Cards produced an impressive 2-0 win at home to Sutton United last weekend, thanks to a brace from Charlton Athletic loan man Regan Charles-Cook.
The midfielder opened the scoring early in the second half before adding the final touch with another late on.
And boss Limbrick is extremely happy with the workrate and character he’s witnessing from his young squad.
“We’ve shown good form at home, winning five out of six there, and that has helped,” said the Cards boss.
“We know we need to improve our away form, but we’re working hard and we’ve had an extra day of training this season, compared to last season
“We are nice and prepared, we’re organised and we have a young bunch of players who are committed to the club and want to work hard and do well.
“They have done that so far, and certainly on Saturday with a dogged, determined performance against Sutton.
“With that character and work-rate, that has really helped us so far this season.
“Sutton were a great side at the weekend and they will be up there again this season, but we passed the ball well and we tried to take the game to them at our place.
“We also hung on in periods, it was a great defensive performance all-round, so it was a pleasing result.
“Not many people would have expected us to get a result.”
Not only was it a fourth win in the last five games, it was also their first clean sheet of the season. It’s something which goalkeeper Nathan Baxter and his defence have deserved after some impressive performances of late, without the experienced Richard Orlu.
“We have had to wait patiently for it, it’s taken 11 games, but we were happy to get one,” said Limbrick.
“Our goalkeeper, Nathan Baxter, was fantastic on the day, but also a mention for Josh Staunton and Jordan Wynter, who have performed a good partnership in the last few games. We were pleased they got the clean sheet but it was a big team effort for it. Sutton played quite direct in the second half and we had to defend a lot of long balls into our box.
“Hopefully there will be more to come now.”
Charles-Cook has certainly done himself a few favours for a starting position tomorrow at AFC Fylde, having come into the side last week at Solihull Moors.
“The good thing is with the players we’ve got now, we have quite a lot of attacking players pushing for a start,” said Limbrick.
“We have Jason Banton, Joe Ward, Regan has come in and done well, Charlie Carter has scored three goals in around six starts, and also Bobson Bawling who impacted at the start of the season.
“So in and around those front three positions, there are good options.
“Regan has done himself no harm by scoring two last weekend but we have good competition in there.”