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Kingstonian 3-1 Woking

Dan Bennett somersaulting

An incredible afternoon as Kingstonian defeat National League promotion chasers Woking in the FA Trophy

After a performance that will be remembered by supporters of the hoops for many years to come, Kingstonian moved into the Second Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy with a sensational 3-1 victory over Woking at King George's Field.

After a cautious opening that saw the Cards enjoy more of the possession, the home side shocked their visitors in the 25th minute when, helped by a deflection, Fabio Saraiva blasted a free kick home to give Kingstonian the lead.

The home supporters went into the half time break feeling most disgruntled after Ollie Cook was arguably harshly penalised for a foul inside the penalty area when it seemed like he won the ball - Max Kretzschmar wasn't too bothered about how controversial the penalty was as he sent Rob Tolfrey the wrong way to equalise in the 45th minute.

Woking came flying out of the blocks after the half time break and came closest to scoring when Dave Tarpey's shot was brilliantly tipped on to the bar by Rob Tolfrey before the defence managed to clear.

The match turned on its head in four astonishing minutes - firstly in the 66th minute some outstanding play down the left from the always dangerous Dan Hector was capped perfectly with a cross and finish at close range from Dan Bennett, who reacted quickly after Louie Theophanous was unable to convert.

In the 70th minute, Reece Hall was felled just outside the area, which allowed Dan Bennett to score the sweetest of sweet free kicks around the Woking wall and into the net.

The Cards were unable to haul themselves back into the game as Kingstonian stood firm in defence, and finally after three minutes of added time, the hoops had earned themselves a famous victory and a place in the last 32 of the FA Trophy.

The draw will be made live on TalkSport2 from around 1.00pm on Monday lunchtime.

Published Sunday 15th December 2019