Radio Woking Sport, weekends local sport roundup

In football in the National League, Woking bounced back after suffering two successive defeats with a 3-0 win against Hartlepool United at the Laithwaite Community Stadium on Saturday.

The hosts opened the scoring in the second minute through Matt Jarvis. Jack Cook doubled the Cards advantage before Slavi Spasov made it 3-0 after 58 minutes. Woking had to play out the last twenty minutes when Max Kretzschmar received a straight red card, but Woking were never troubled in that time and ended up worthy winners.

On Tuesday, Woking travel to face Raynes Park Vale in the Surrey Senior Cup before facing Dover Athletic in the FA Trophy next Saturday.

Aldershot Town made the short trip to Hertfordshire to face Boreham Wood but came away with a 3-2 defeat.

The hosts were 2-0 up before Shadrach Ogie pulled a goal back for the Shots. An own goal drew Aldershot level, but the hosts grabbed all three points with an 87th minute winner.

On Saturday Aldershot will face the winners away to either Welwyn Garden City or Burgess Hill Town in the FA Trophy.

In other local football, Sheerwater suffered a 1-0 loss away at Camberley Town in the Combined Counties League.

The Sheers are next in action next Saturday when they travel to face Abbey Rangers.

In the local derby at Redding Way it was Knaphill who claimed the bragging rights after a comprehensive 5-2 victory over Guildford City.

Adam Azeez opened the scoring for the home side early on before City levelled through Dan Stewart. Zac Horkan restored the Knappers lead with a brace from Usman Lalustani giving Knaphill a comfortable lead. Ross Murdoch scored Knaphill’s fifth. There was still time for Guildford to score a late consolation penalty, but overall Knaphill were worthy winners on the day.

Up next for Knaphill is a trip to face Frimley Green in the Surrey Senior Cup on Tuesday before a trip to Raynes Park Vale next Saturday.

Following Saturday’s defeat against Knaphill, Guildford City’s manager Chris Balchin tendered his resignation. The club has asked the current assistant manager Tristan Rees act as caretaker manager.

On the field, City travel to face Redhill on Tuesday in the Surrey Senior Cup, with Guildford at home to Walton & Hersham in the FA Vase next Saturday.

Westfield travelled to Sussex to face Horsham Town on Saturday in a friendly and suffered a 3-0 loss.

Woking Ladies earned a point in a 2-2 draw at Wokingham & Emmbrook Ladies on Sunday, with a brace from Joey Harfield Brown.

In rugby, Harlequins opened up their Champions Cup pool stage campaign with a 21-7 loss at the hands of Munster on Sunday.

An even first half saw the home side go into the break with a 6-0 lead. A poor second half from Quins saw the home side dominate the half with Quins picking up three yellow cards in the game and giving away 15 penalties, not helping their cause. Cadan Murley went over for Quins, but the Pro 14 side were just too strong for Harlequins.

Next Sunday, Harlequins continue their pool stage with a home game against Racing 92 at the Stoop.

In basketball, Surrey Scorchers picked up their first win in this season’s BBL Championship with a 74-70 victory against Cheshire Phoenix at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday.

Cheshire took a 10-2 lead in the opening quarter early on, but Scorchers hit back to give them the lead at the end of the buzzer. Scorchers maintained that lead heading into the interval. The visitors responded with a big third quarter.

In the final quarter a terrific burst of scoring from the Surrey side saw them cut the gap to just a single point. Big points from Evan Walshe and Connor Cashaw maintained Scorchers lead. With the game down to only two points with eight seconds to play Cheshire fouled enabling Cashaw to nail both free throws to seal victory.

On Wednesday Scorchers travel to Manchester to face the Phoenix in the quarter finals of the BBL Cup. Next Sunday Scorchers are back at SSP where Bristol Flyers will be the visitors in the BBL Championship.

In F1, McLaren finished third in the constructor’s championship after Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz finished 5th and 6th respectively in the final grand prix of the season- Abu Dhabi- grand prix.