Wealdstone denied a point as Diarra nicks late winner for Woking

Wealdstone players huddle together before a match

Wealdstone players huddle together before a match - Credit: Jon Taffel

An 86th goal from Woking defender Moussa Diarra denied Wealdstone a point as they lost 1-0.

The Cards ended a four game winless run in the National League with that result at Grosvenor Vale while the Stones are now winless in three games themselves.

Prior to kick-off the Stones announced that they had signed 20-year old midfielder Craig Fasanmade on a one-month loan deal from National League South club Hungerford Town.

The young midfielder has been a key member of the Crusaders high-flying National League South side after joining them in the summer from Banbury United.

A loose ball fell to defender Jack Cawley on the edge of the box who saw his left footed effort curl just over the visitors bar in the fourth minute.

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Former West Ham United man Matt Jarvis was played through on goal but loanee Riley Harbottle got back well and forced the winger into running the ball out for a Stones goal kick shortly after.

Woking striker Sam Dalby played it to Max Kretzschmar who fired his effort from the edge of the Stones box over the bar.

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In the 18th minute Stones Jacob Mendy whipped in a dangerous corner which found Harbottle at the back post who forces a good save out of Woking's goalkeeper Craig Ross.

Ashley Charles then played Daniel Bowry in behind who played a dangerous ball across the face of goal which had to be put behind by the Woking defence for another Stones corner.

Dalby then forced Wealdstone goalkeeper Harry Isted into a save as they head into the half-time break goalless.

Bowry found substitute Dennon Lewis in the box who headed just wide of the visitors goal.

Danny Parish then slid Lewis in just a minute later but he fired his effort over.

Woking then had a couple of chances of their own before Lewis had a third chance this time denied by Ross in the 70th minute of play.

Max Kretzschmar was played in behind and forced a great save from Isted to keep the scores level.

Diarra tapped home from a yard out to put the visitors ahead with just four minutes left and end Wealdstone hopes of nicking a point or even a winner.

Wealdstone: Isted, Harbottle, Cawley, Okimo, Bowry, Charles, Phillips, Smith, Mendy (Fasanmade 85), Parish (Green 67), Lafayette (Lewis 47).

Unused subs: Askew, Gondoh.

Woking: Ross, Block, Gerring, Diarra, Casey (c), Cooper, Dempsey, Kretzschmar, Napa (Hodges 71), Jarvis (Smith 77), Dalby (Muir 80).

Unused subs: Ferdinand, Lofthouse.

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