Woking made three substitutions at half time whilst Gary Johnson chose to stick with his starting eleven,
although it wasn't long before he began to ring the changes. Stephen Reed had come out for the second half limping
slightly following the earlier foul on him, and Gavin McCallum replaced him on the left wing with Arron Davies
switching to the right. Next Luciano Alvares was denied a chance to partner his countryman when he swapped with
Pablo Bastianini. Woking also made a double substitution and with all of this going on, the game diminished
slightly as both sides tried to work out who was marking who and what systems were being played.
David Poole shot into the side netting in an increasingly rare Yeovil attack, although as the game ticked out
and Steve Thompson received a generous round of applause as he took to the field against his former club, Woking
seemed to make a late attempt to gain some pride from the game.
With just 16 minutes to go, Chris Weale had done little more than take goal kicks, catch crosses and deal
with the odd backpass. Finally making a good one-handed save from close range whilst he was on the floor
during a goalmouth scramble, Wealey probably didn't expect to have to do more in the final 15 minutes than
he'd done all game.
Two minutes later, Wealey stopped a Justin Richards shot with his legs as the substitute proved to be
very much behind Woking's revitalisation, with the loose ball being scrambled out for a corner. Next Mark Rawle
tested Weale, but his long range shot was tipped over the bar for a corner.
Despite all of Woking's pressure, they could have been done by a sucker punch in the closing minutes. Pablo
Bastianini laid the ball off beautifully into the path of Gavin McCallum and as the young winger advanced towards
the byline, his deep cross found Arron Davies on the back post, but his attempt to strike the ball first time
on the volley went narrowly over the bar.
Right on the last kick of the game though, Woking were again denied the goal that their closing play
deserved with Chris Weale once again denying Woking with a parried save and as Mark Rawle attempted to
convert into an empty net, Michael Rose anticipated well and cleared the ball from his own goal-line.
Not a perfect performance by the Glovers tonight by any means, and at times a bit of a curates egg. The first
half was impressive, and the performances of players like David Poole and Chris Weale across the match were
impressive and worthy of individual mention. However, a lack of movement during the final third of the match
from the Glovers allowed Woking's substitutes to impress upon the game and were it not for some fine goalkeeping
by Wealey, the Cardinals would probably had a little more to show for their late efforts.