Radio Woking Sport local roundup of weekend action


It was a crucial weekend for Woking FC as they travelled up to Edgar Street to face National League North side Hereford in the semi-final of the FA Trophy.

What was billed as a make-or-break game for the Cards turned out to be unsuccessful as Woking were denied a chance to play Hornchurch in the final of the competition after losing to Hereford 1-0.

The only goal of the game fell to Joey Butlin who planted a header past Craig Ross in the 21st minute.

In the National League, Aldershot also suffered a 1-0 loss. The Shots travelled to face Solihull Moors.

A first half Cameron Archer finish was enough to condemn Aldershot to defeat despite the home side ending the game with nine men when Mitch Hancox and James Ball both received their marching orders inside the last fifteen minutes of the game.

In rugby, Harlequins suffered a heart-breaking 35-33 loss to Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership at Ashton Gate on Saturday.

Top side Bears were up against third placed Quins. By half time there was very little to separate the sides with Bears holding a slender one-point lead at 21-20 with a penalty try and Danncy Care try for Quins.

By the time Joe Marchant had crossed for the visitors Harlequins led 33-21 with ten minutes remaining. But not for the first time this season, Bears staged a remarkable fightback with former Quin Kyle Sinkler going over with the game in the red to snatch victory away from Harlequins.

In another top of the table clash in the Premier 15,s Saracens Women and Harlequins Women shared 34 points with the game finishing 17-17.

In basketball, it was another fine win for Surrey Scorchers who made it three wins in their last four BBL championship games after completing a 99-83 victory against Glasgow Rocks in Scotland on Sunday.

Tony Hicks led the way for Scorchers with 31 points and seven assists. Emondre Rickman was ruled out of the game with injury for Scorchers.

Despite the hosts taking a slender two-point lead at the interval, but Scorchers hit back to lead by five points heading into the final quarter. Scorchers won the final quarter by 11 points for the win and also complete the clean sweep over Rocks this season.

In F1 it was the start of the brand-new season with the Bahrain grand prix taking place on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag ahead of Max Verstappen with McLaren’s British driver Lando Norris in fourth and new recruit to the Woking based company Daniel Ricciardo in seventh place.