Cards and Shaymen share the spoils at the Laithwaite


Woking and Halifax Town shared a share of the spoils in a goalless draw at the Laithwaite on Saturday.

The visitors created the better chances, but had to settle for a third straight draw whilst Woking maintained their unbeaten home start to the season.

The Shaymen started the brighter of the sides with half chances falling to Jeff King and Nathan Clarke inside the opening ten minutes. Woking custodian Craig Ross had to be alert after a poor clearance fell to Jack Earing, with his shot pushed around the post.

The Cards notable first shot on goal fell to Ben Dempsey, with Sam Johnson quickly getting down to smother his effort.

The visitors looked the likely side to break the deadlock and went close once again when Earing’s shot was blocked by Ross. Moments later a free kick from the hosts fell to Kane Ferdinand inside the area, with his header inches wide.

With the game goalless at the break, Woking had the first effort of the second half following a free kick into the back post, with Saul Shotton’s shooting into the side netting. The Shaymen responded when Danny Williams fierce shot was blocked by Ross.

Halifax’s manager Pete Wild made a double change by bringing on Kieran Green and ex Woking striker Jake Hyde. The prolific Hyde’s first sniff at goal saw him misplace a header wide.

With a quarter of an hour to go Cards manager sent on forward Connor Hall to try and grab the winner. That winner almost came from the Cards late in the game following a free kick with two efforts blocked including Dempsey’s shot cleared of the line.

Although the visitors forced three successive corners late in the game, it ended all square with a share of the points.

                                           Woking    0  FC Halifax Town    0

                           Vanarama National League Saturday 17th October 2020

                                  Peter Moore at the Laithwaite Community Stadium

Woking FC assistant manager Ian Dyer, speaking after the game