Woking smash Farnborough with magnificent sevenBy Jon Couch
November 26, 2012
RUTHLESS Woking showed their class to condemn hapless neighbours Farnborough to FA Trophy humiliation at a rain-lashed Kingfield on Saturday.
The Cards took Boro to the sword with a seven-goal show to highlight the clear gulf between the Blue Square Premier hosts and Day's Blue Square South high-fliers.
Two-goal shows from Brett Williams, Jayden Stockley and Billy Knott, and a seventh from Gavin McCallum, made it a day to forget for Boro, and but for the heroics of visiting keeper Craig Bradshaw it could have been double figures.
Garry Hill's Cards took just six minutes to break the deadlock in the first round clash, when livewire Kevin Betsy waltzed past Reece Connolly in the box and centred for Williams to turn the ball home
That opened the floodgates as a shell-shocked Boro were left chasing shadows with the dangerous front four enjoying the freedom of Kingfield to rain in shots of Bradshaw's goal.
The inevitable second came eight minutes later when Williams shrugged off the challenge of Josh Huggins to cross for Stockley to poke the ball home from close range.
Two goals in two minutes then all but ended the tie as a contest – Knott scoring his first with a rasping 20-yard effort past Bradshaw and Williams tapping home number four from Betsy's burst down the left.
To their credit, Boro came out with purpose for the second half but their resistance lasted just eight minutes when Betsy again broke from midfield and slotted wide to Knott, whose cross was turned in by the unmarked Stockley.
Knott's curling free kick from wide out on the right culminated in Woking's sixth before substitute McCallum compounded Boro's misery 13 minutes from time with a stooping header from Lee Sawyer's corner.
Woking assistant boss Steve Thompson said: "We're delighted with the performance, I thought we went about the game in the right way.
"It's a local derby against our rivals and it means a lot to the supporters so we're really pleased for them.
"We haven't picked up too many points of late so we knew we had to start well and we couldn't ask for any more.
"This is an important competition for us and one which we can realistically look at winning. There's a long way to go, obviously, but it's a great result for us and a great performance."
Dejected Farnborough boss Spencer Day added: “Give them credit, Woking were outstanding in the first half, they will not play better than that all season.
"What disappointed me was that we have just not shown what we were about.
“We were falling all over each other, couldn't pass a ball from A to B, it just wasn't us. They tore us to shreds at times and there's no excuse for it.
“I'll play them next Saturday and it won't be 7-0, we just haven't turned up.”