Murphy’s double enough to see of Cards at Huish Park

A brace from Rhys Murphy ensured Yeovil Town continued their recent impressive home form after defeating Woking on Saturday.

Murphy netted in each half and despite Max Kretzschmar pulling a goal back for the Cards, it was the Glovers who took all three points.

Woking settled into the contest the better of the two sides with Kyran Lofthouse forcing a fine save out of Adam Smith after just four minutes.

A scrappy opening half with few chances saw the Cards create another good chance on the half hour mark with Charlie Cooper’s shot from outside the area blocked, the ball rebounded back to the Cards midfielder and his second bite of the cherry flew over the bar.

Two minutes later the deadlock was broken, and it was against the run of play when Josh Neufville beat three defenders before laying the ball of to Murphy who outpaced Moussa Diarra before sending in a curling shot which gave Craig Ross no chance.

Much like the first half it was Woking who settled quicker in the second half, forcing four corners in succession. With nothing resulting from these it was the Glovers who doubled their advantage in the 58th minute a free kick was whipped into the near post for Murphy to finish in acrobatic fashion.

The Cards to their credit responded in the 64th minute when a Josh Casey free kick saw Kretzschmar send a powerful header at the back stick past Smith.

Yeovil continued to throw bodies forward to make the game safe and it was Murphy who almost grabbed his hat trick late in the game with a volley from the edge of the area that flew over.

Despite Woking throwing everything at the Glovers goal to try and salvage a point, the hosts held firm to move to within touching distance of the play-offs.

Yeovil Town  2     Woking   1

Vanarama National League Saturday 13th March 2021

By Peter Moore