THE TT VERDICT: United 1-2 Woking – 14th Jan 17

Another grim day at Plainmoor, as we go down early to a skilful Woking team and never recover. Far too many below-par performances, whilst the crowd get on Nico’s back regarding Brett Williams (who does manage to score!).

Players and Ratings (out of 10):-

Brendan Moore – 5

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner 4, Sean McGinty 5, Ben Gerring 5, Jordan Lee 4

Dan Sparkes 7, Courtney Richards 6, Andre Verma 5, Kevin Fitzpatrick 5

Shaun Harrad 5, Jamie Reid 5

Subs: Sam Chaney 5, Brett Williams 7

Goals: Brett Williams: Dan Sparkes finds room on the left and picks out the striker 8 yards out to drill home at the near post.

Man of the match: Sparkes for providing some rare moments of quality – crossed for Brett to score and then almost equalised.

Tactics: 4-4-2, changing to 3-5-2 in the second half. United are out-manoeuvred and out-classed for much of the game, with Woking showing much more class than their league position suggests.

Key moment: Jordan Lee brings down Nathan Ralph to hand Woking a penalty, and with it the lead. The young lad will learn from this experience, and hopefully improve with more matches.

Player spotlight: Jordan Lee. High hopes for the young boy from Bournemouth, but early game jitters and the penalty really showed up his lack of experience – whilst he lacked strength and poise. Some nice touches going forward apart, it was an afternoon to forget for Jordan. No doubt he’ll learn and get better with more games under his belt, but at this present time he may not be the answer for Nico at right back.

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