Report: Woking 0-0 Maidenhead United
Posted on 23rd December 2023
Maidenhead extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a point on the road away to Woking.
Alan Devonshire made two changes to the side that beat Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 with Chanka Zimba and Sam Barratt replacing Tobi Sho-Silva and Reece Smith.
It was a cagey start to the game in Surrey with neither side able to create any chances during the early stages with an unsuccessful delivery into the box from Woking player Rhys Browne the closest either side came to scoring.
The first chance of the game falls to Dennon Lewis who was one-on-one with Craig Ross, Lewis drags his strike wide of the far post.
Neither side were able to stamp their authority on the game with both sides battling hard for possession but neither producing anything of note from it.
Woking had a golden opportunity to take the lead through Browne, his strike was well saved by Ross with Lewis heading the second effort off-target.
It was end-to-end stuff in the first-half after a Chanka Zimba flick-on fell into the path of Will De Havilland whose strike bounced off the post and out for a goal-kick.
Maidenhead continued to pile on the pressure this time through Sam Barratt whose curling effort from distance skimmed past the post.
The first-half slowly fizzled out with neither side able to create much more.
Half-time: Woking 0-0 Maidenhead United
Woking started the second-half stronger with two efforts from distance in the opening minutes. Dan Moss had the first of those which despite planting Craig Ross to his spot, his strike went just wide.
Rhys Browne was the second player to try his luck with a curling effort from range which blazed over the bar.
The hosts continued to have the better of the early exchanges in the second-half but failed to test Craig Ross.
The game was cagey throughout the second-half with more happening off the pitch than on it with Tobi Sho-Silva booked for an off the field incident.
Luke Wilkinson tested from distance for the hosts but his strike went well wide of the post.
Woking continued to control possession and look to create an opening but the Magpies defended brilliantly throughout the game to deny Woking any clear shots on goal.
Substitute Shawn McCoulsky tested Alexis Andre Jr in stoppage time but it was a tight angle and the former Maidenhead keeper collected comfortably.
Full-time: Woking 0-0 Maidenhead United
Woking: Alexis Andre Jr, Dan Moss, Josh Casey ©, Scott Cuthbert, Luke Wilkinson, Padraig Amond, Dennon Lewis, Rhys Browne, Tunji Akinola (Ince 68’), Jim Kellermann (Pavey 85’), Emmanuel Oyeleke
Maidenhead United: Craig Ross, Zico Asare, Sam Beckwith, Will De Havilland, Ashley Nathaniel-George, Kane Ferdinand, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (Keetch 56’), Casey Pettit, Chanka Zimba (McCoulsky 75’), Alan Massey ©, Sam Barratt
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