Radio Woking local sports weekly update

In the National League, Woking moved up to third in the league after handing out a 4-1 victory against Barnet at the Laithwaite Community Stadium on Saturday.

The Cards maintained their unbeaten home record despite being reduced to ten men when Charlie Cooper picked up his second yellow card in the space of two minutes.

Kayne Ferdinand gave the hosts the perfect start after just eight minutes when his sublime volley beat Scott Loach in the Bees goal for his third goal in his last two games. An own goal from the towering centre half Jerome Binnow-Williams gave the Cards a two-goal cushion.

Barnet were given a lifeline on the half hour mark when Cooper received his second yellow of the afternoon. Having the man advantage seemed to galvanise Barnet who won a succession of corners. However, Woking held firm to hold a two-goal cushion at the break.

The Cards added to their total when Kretzschmar volleyed into the net, before Kretzschmar turned provider after beating three man to slip the ball to Dave Tarpey who finished with aplomb.

The visitors did have a chance for a consolation goal from a spot kick in the 89th minute after Martin Petrasson converted a penalty. However, it was little reward for the side from Hertfordshire who finished the game a well beaten side.

Aldershot Town travelled to the Racecourse Ground on Saturday against Wrexham and suffered a 1-0 loss. Luke Young’s 64th minute effort was enough to claim all three points.

Guildford City have been informed that their 2nd round FA Vase tie at AFC Uckfield Town will go ahead on Saturday 5th December.

City will host AFC Hayes in the 3rd round of the Cherry Red Record Premium Challenge Cup at a date to be confirmed.

In Rugby Harlequins suffered a 33-3 loss to Exeter Chiefs in the opening match of this seasons Gallagher Premiership at the Stoop on Friday.

Marcus  Smith slotted over a penalty to give Quins an early advantage, but that was to be the only points on the board as Chiefs dominated the rest of the match.

Sam Simmonds put on a worthy man of the match award performance by bagging a hat trick. The visitors also ran in three tries in eight second half minutes to seal a comprehensive victory.

The club also announced this week the short-term deal signing of England Sevens player Will Edwards on a three month deal.

Surrey Scorchers suffered a second consecutive defeat at the hands of the Plymouth Raiders at Surrey Sports Park on Friday.

Scorchers went down 84-73, despite taking the opening quarter 21-13, They were still in the contest by the final quarter, only for Raiders to produce a strong final period to claim the win.

Despite the loss, due to Bristol’s defeat it means that Scorchers have qualified for the BBL Cup quarter finals.

In the return match against Plymouth in Devon on Sunday, Raiders completed the double over Scorchers 98-62. Against his former club Rashad Hassan led the way for the Surrey outfit by scoring 15 points.