Woking beat Chester to climb into third place in the National League table.Kane Ferdinand’s first-half header and Jamie Philpot’s tap-in midway through the second half helped Woking return to winning ways after Sunday’s draw against Hartlepool.Marcus Bignot’s Chester remain in the bottom four as a result of their third home defeat of the season – and their first loss under the new boss.
Former Southend, Peterborough and Dagenham midfielder Ferdinand headed the visitors in front in the 10th minute from Matt Young’s cross.The goal was Woking’s only real chance of note in the first half, Chester’s best efforts coming from a Liam Davies break and James Akintunde’s subsequent shot, stopped by Woking goalkeeper Nathan BaxterPhilpot scored Woking’s second in the 71st minute when he tapped in from a deflection after Andy Halls’ backpass made goalkeeper Alex Lynch scramble for the ball.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsLive TextLine-upsChester1Lynch2Halls3Rowe-Turner4James5McCombeSubstituted forBellat 82’minutes8ShawSubstituted forTurnbullat 66’minutes6Astles17Dawson10HannahBooked at 24mins20Akintunde7MahonSubstituted forDaviesat 20’minutesSubstitutes8Turnbull12Davies14Joyce15Bell27SheronWoking1Baxter21Young14SaraivaSubstituted forStojsavljevicat 71’minutes8Isaac5Staunton22FerdinandBooked at 86mins15Wynter12CarterBooked at 26mins20PhilpotBooked at 75minsSubstituted forEffiongat 80’minutes11Charles-Cook7BawlingSubstituted forWardat 66’minutesSubstitutes6Orlu9Effiong17Appau23Ward24StojsavljevicReferee:Glen HartAttendance:1,658Live TextPosted at Match ends, Chester FC 0, Woking 2.BookingPosted at 86′ Kane Ferdinand (Woking) is shown the yellow card.SubstitutionPosted at 82′ Substitution, Chester FC. Nyal Bell replaces John McCombe.SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, Woking. Inih Effiong replaces Jamie Philpot.BookingPosted at 75′ Jamie Philpot (Woking) is shown the yellow card.SubstitutionPosted at 71′ Substitution, Woking. Lazar Stojsavljevic replaces Fabio Saraiva.Goal!Posted at 71′ Goal! Chester FC 0, Woking 2. Jamie Philpot (Woking).SubstitutionPosted at 66′ Substitution, Woking. Joe Ward replaces Bobson Bawling.SubstitutionPosted at 66′ Substitution, Chester FC. Paul Turnbull replaces Tom Shaw.Second HalfPosted at Second Half begins Chester FC 0, Woking 1.Half TimePosted at 45′ First Half ends, Chester FC 0, Woking 1.BookingPosted at 26′ Charlie Carter (Woking) is shown the yellow card.BookingPosted at 24′ Ross Hannah (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.SubstitutionPosted at 20′ Substitution, Chester FC. Liam Davies replaces Craig Mahon.Goal!Posted at 10′ Goal! Chester FC 0, Woking 1. Kane Ferdinand (Woking).Kick OffPosted at First Half begins.Lineups are announced and players are warming up.goal