Rallying cry as Cards face leaders Boss: Fans are our secret weapon
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.”
Redemption: Louis Ramsay celebrates Charlie Carter’s winner against Solihull Moors on Tuesday night