Five crazy minutes sees Ravens snatch victory away from the Cards

Woking came within 11 minutes of recording their second league win in nine attempts when Bromley hit the Cards with two goals in five minutes to seal victory in a seven goal thriller at the Laithwaite.

The Ravens first effort on goal resulted in the opening goal of the game when Charlie Wakefield was fouled with the referee playing advantage, he was alert enough to pick out Jack Bridge who fired past Craig Ross.

Woking took a little while to settle with Max Kretzschmar getting in behind Bromley’s defence, with a nice touch he went down. Despite penalty shouts from the hosts, nothing was given.

On 16 minutes the Cards drew level when a free kick caused confusion in the Bromley back line and there was Moussa Diarra on hand to prod home.

Woking then took the lead for the first time in the match just four minutes later when another free kick reaped rewards for the hosts. This time it was Charlie Cooper’s delicious free kick into the box with Jack Cook rising highest to head home.

After the bright start from the visitors, it was Woking who were creating chances. From a corner Kretzschmar’s header was volleyed wide from Cook as the hosts went into the break, leading 2-1.

The Cards continued where they left of from the first half with Kyran Lofthouse teeing up Kretzschmar, but he scuffed his effort wide of the mark.

Despite being the better side on the night it was Bromley who levelled in the 79th minute when Courtnry Duffus held the ball up for leading scorer Michael Cheek to curl the ball past Ross for his 20th goal of the season.

Two minutes later Woking restored their lead when excellent work from debutant Zach Robinson- who was signed on loan from Football League side AFC Wimbledon-  beat two players inside the area before sending a shot which was parried away by Cousins, but Sam Dalby was on hand to prod home.

There was still more drama to come when the Ravens scored twice inside five late minutes. In the 81st minute substitute James Alabi made his mark on the game with a stunning strike from 25 yards which went in of the underside of the crossbar.

Then with two minutes of normal time to go Bromley grabbed a late winner when Liam Vincent’s cross was diverted into his own net by Cook to end a crazy game of football.

Woking   3      Bromley   4

Vanarama National League Tuesday 13th April 2021

Peter Moore at the Laithwaite Community Stadium