Woking 1 North Ferriby 1: Luke Kandi strikes to leave Ferriby bottom

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There was another heart-breaking finish for Ferriby as a goal deep into stoppage-time saw Woking grab a point in the televised encounter.

The Villagers were left on the bottom after producing a tremendous defensive performance before substitute Luke Kandi skipped past two challenges and fired just inside Rory Watson’s left-hand post.

It appeared that Steve Brogan’s stunning free-kick on the stroke of half-time had won the game for Ferriby, who perhaps rode their luck in the second half.

After Kyle Wootton saw a goal-bound shot blocked, Woking upped the tempo and created three good chances.

However, they were made to pay for their profligacy when, with virtually the last kick of the half, Brogan hit a dipping curling free-kick past Brandan Hall to give Ferriby the lead.

The second-half saw Woking launch waves of attack but super defensive work from the whole Ferriby side, plus a little good fortune, kept their fellow strugglers at bay.

Ferriby had limited opportunities, though Brogan and Curtis Bateson tested Hall.

Ferriby chief Steve Housham commented: “It was desperately disappointing result with conceding in the last minute.

“That hurts after the way we played. It’s been typical of our games over recent weeks. We have to learn to manage the game in the last few minutes.

“Once again, I can’t fault the players for their performance or commitment.”

Ferriby are now a point below Guiseley and two off Woking.

Woking: Hall, Caprice (Kretschmar 68), Jones, Saah, Yakubu, Murtagh, Ugwu, Carter (Kandi 65), Saraiva, Sam-Yorke, Jefford (Edgar 65). Unused substitutes: Thomas, Sutherland.

North Ferriby United: Watson, Hare, Middleton, Skelton (Emerton 45), Brogan, Topliss, Fallowfield, Clarke, Russell (Emerton 16), Thompson (Robinson 74) , Wootton. Unused substitutes: Gray, Stamp.

Referee: A Coggins (Oxfordshire).