Maidstone Mens 1s
|Date||Saturday 3rd November|
Maidstone men’s 1st XI lost for the second time this season to a hard working Woking side. Top of the table Maidstone were looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season but were surprised by a Woking side who jumped out of the blocks and played with an impressive intensity. Maidstone were forced to work hard themselves and were just settling into the game and the speed of the Woking attack when the away side suddenly pierced the Maidstone press with an outstanding long ball. The resulting long corner was cleverly worked into the Maidstone circle and nicely finished to give Woking the lead. Maidstone continued to battle hard and managed to grind out a stalemate for the rest of the half though were unlucky not to equalise when Jeremy Swaffer fired a superb ball across the goal to find a Steven Marks run. However Marks was unable to convert leaving Woking to go into the break with a goal advantage.
Maidstone started off the second half in imperious fashion and for much of the half were much the better side enjoying lots of possession and manufacturing several chances. However as Maidstone pushed for the equaliser it was Woking who scored again when a hopeful cross somehow found its way into the Maidstone goal. With 14 minutes left Maidstone finally managed to score, Iain Brine converting a short corner, to bring the deficit back to just one goal. Try as they might though Maidstone just couldn’t find the net again and despite the chances were left to rue a second defeat in as many games.