Woking had to come from behind to complete a comeback 2-1 victory against Solihull Moors, in their opening Vanarama National League opener.
The Cards fell behind in the 16th minute when Jamie Ward netted from the spot. An eight-minute spell in the second half saw the hosts turn the game around with goals from Max Kretzschmar and Kane Ferdinand.
The Moors started the game the brighter of the sides and took the lead when Charlie Cooper brought down Cameron Coxe inside the area. Recently signed Northern Ireland international slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
Despite the slow start from the home side who were starting with five debutants, they gradually started to get a foot hold into the game and came close from the unlikely source of Jack Cook. The towering central defender spotted Moors keeper Ryan Boot off his line and from the half way line decided to have a go, with his effort going almighty close as Boot had to scramble back and somehow managed to tip the ball over from underneath the bar.
Woking’s player of the year from last season Craig Ross was called into action by producing a fine double save to deny Ward.
The Cards looked a much different side in the second half and levelled eight minutes into the restart when a corner from Josh Casey found an unmarked Kretzschmar at the back post for a simple header.
Woking turned the game around eight minutes later following a scramble inside the box, there was an alert Ferdinand to slot home.
Former fans favourite John Goddard entered the fray and with his first touch of the game almost doubled Woking’s advantage with a free kick from 30 yards out was clawed away by Boot.
Solihull threw everything at the Woking goal with the home side having to survive some anxious late moments. But they held firm to open up their National League campaign with a victory.
Woking 2 Solihull Moors 1
Vanarama National League Saturday 3rd October 2020
Peter Moore at the Laithwaite Community Stadium