Wok­ing Cook-ing on gas af­ter Sut­ton win

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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.”

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