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Ardley's Woking reaction

Boss' thoughts on 4-0 win

29 October 2019

Neal Ardley was thrilled with our performance as we won 4-0 at Woking.

Two goals each from Enzio Boldewijn and Wes Thomas secured a comprehensive victory for Ardley's men, who moved back into the National League play-off places.
 
Ardley called for a reaction to Saturday's defeat at Chesterfield and his team delivered in style.
 
"I thought we started really well," he said. "Woking are decent. They asked loads of questions from set pieces and they have a bit of pace to their attack so we never felt as comfortable as we did on Saturday (at Chesterfield) but we lost on Saturday and won today. It's about taking your chances and today we scored some really good goals.
 
"Scoring the goals is great because that brings confidence throughout the team. Against Chesterfield we lacked that spark in the final third but we got it back tonight."
 
Boldewijn's first goal was spectacular, but Ardley said he was more excited about the patterns of play leading up to the goals than the goals themselves.
 
"I thought the way we moved it through the thirds to get in the pockets was great. We did some work yesterday and I talked about taking responsibility when you are shooting, to hit the target, and Enzio certainly did that!"
 
Thomas came off late in the game, with Ardley saying: "Wes just felt his ankle as he turned the ball in for his second goal."
 
Regarding the three changes he made from Saturday, with Thomas, Regan Booty and Connell Rawlinson coming in for Kristian Dennis, Sean Shields and Zoumana Bakayogo, Ardley said: "We have a few lads who have colds and coughs and it's a big week, so we freshened it up."
 
Ben Turner and Rawlinson were reunited as a centre back partnership and Ardley was pleased with their performance in keeping a clean sheet.
 
"They did a good job because we had to defend a lot of set pieces," he said.

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