Woking 1 Stevenage Borough 1

Last updated : 07 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer

A lively clash between these two rivals ended up all square, with nine players booked and one sent off.

Stevenage will be the happier having been reduced to ten men after 20 minutes and Woking have now gone seven games with just one win to their name.

In an exciting first half the best chance early on fell to the visitors. Simon Travis crossed from the right and Anthony Elding eluded his marker to send an eight-yard header just wide.

Woking came close through Raphael Nade, who fired over the bar from distance before Boro midfielder Gary Holloway received his marching orders for a two-footed lunge.

That controversial moment put Boro on the back foot and a piece of Geoff Pitcher magic almost brought a goal for the hosts, his sizzling drive from 25 yards prompted Lionel Perez into a superb tip-over save.

But Stevenage had showed their intent when Travis had skied a wonderful chance when clean through. Ten minutes before the break, Elding's superb reverse pass sent Travis clear again and this time the flying winger made no mistake, hammering the ball low under Cards keeper Ashley Bayes.

Ian Selley's fantastic volley from 20 yards brought Woking level and it remained fiercely competitive after the break, but you would not have known the visiting team had a man less.

Tony Battersby missed a great chance when he headed wide for Boro, then Simon Wormull surpassed himself again with a defence-splitting pass, Bayes doing excellent work in blocking Elding who was one-on-one with the keeper.

Boro keeper Perez had made an incredible reflex save from Selley's drive and Woking substitute Chris Sharpling missed an open goal with a minute left, Glenn Cockerill's men having to settle for a point.