JASON GOODLIFFE believes that Woking should be aiming to reach 50 points this season, despite currently sitting in the top ten of the National League.
The Cards’ five-match unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday afternoon after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Boreham Wood despite Inih Effiong’s third goal in four matches.Woking are currently sit ninth in the table with 33 points from their 22 matches, and assistant manager Goodliffe is only focusing on secure their status in the division.
He told the Non-League Show: “My biggest target is get to 50 points and we’ve still got 20 or so points to get so we’re not getting carried away.”
“Our own ambition is to hold our own in the National League, we’ve got off to a great start but it’s about keeping our feet on the ground, keeping our work ethic and seeing where that takes us.”
“We’d love to say we’d finish in the top half which would be a great season and anything more than that would be a bonus.”A key component to Woking’s potential success this season would be their home form. The Cards have only suffered two defeats from their 13 games at the Laithwaite’s Community Stadium, and Goodliffe is aware of the challenge of playing at home, but is confident his side can perform.
He added: “We’ve had a great home record so far this season, the support has been terrific and the club is buzzing so we’ll be looking for three points [every time we play there].”
“We know it’s not going to be an easy ride but when you’re playing in front of 2,000 fans it’s a great feeling and there’s no better feeling that winning in front of your own support.”Despite losing at the weekend, the Cards have enjoyed a good start to the season, losing just once in 11 matches from August to October in their fantastic run under Anthony Limbrick.
Goodliffe has revealed the secret of how the manaergement team at Woking helped their players stayed level-headed and not getting carried away and complacent when heading into games.
“We’ve been on a decent run and when we were winning games we were still as harsh on them as we would as we were losing games so there’s a good balance between saying the right things in terms of getting them up when we’re losing and not letting them get too high when things are going our way.”