The Falcons travelled to Woking without leading scorer Bear Smith and England over 55s International Phil Dunnill, and with Dave Hughes still side lined, were made to pay by a determined and organised Woking side who took full pleasure in beating the Falcons in many years of playing.
The Falcons did start with quite a bit of possession and Shaun Lovett was pulling all the strings in midfield and it was somewhat of a surprise as Woking passed through the static Falcons defence to take the lead. The Falcons levelled deservedly when Russell Warner’s goal bound short corner was stopped by a Woking foot and Shaun Lovett flicked the resultant corner high into the net.
The Falcons could have taken the lead just before half time when Shaun Lovett’s defence splitting through ball was wasted by Giles Roper when one on one with the Woking keeper.
The second half started with the Falcons confident and in possession but Woking soon regained their lead with another well work goal as the Falcons defence went missing, the Falcons equalised from another short corner as John Kaluza flicked home from a worked move.
This only seemed to paper over the cracks as Woking finished stronger as their midfield gained control and the Falcons lost their way, PTE deservedly added 2 more goals. The game deteriorated partly because of the driving rain and also because of tempers fraying from both sides, this allowed the Falcons to pull back a scrappy goal though Steve Griffiths from another short corner but in the end it was a deserved win for PTE and hopefully a lesson learnt for the Falcons.
Shaun Lovett was voted man of the match for the Falcons.