MICHAEL DOYLE was ‘disappointed’ with how his side conceded both goals to York City in a 2-0 defeat for Woking.

The Woking boss was frustrated to fall to defeat after a promising start to the contest in the Vanarama National League, and believed that his side controlled the match in the first-half despite being punished by York’s counter-attacking threat.

Goals from Billy Chadwick and Dipo Akinyemi saw Adam Hinshelwood’s side collect a prized three points in the ongoing relegation battle, leapfrogging the Cardinals in the process, with Doyle now expecting a reaction on the final day of the National League season.

“I’m disappointed to be honest with you, something we were aware of coming into the game was their counter-attack,” Doyle admitted to the Woking media team.

“We knew it was going to be a big strong point for them and that is where their two goals have led from.

“We were in control of possession of the ball, and we gave up too easily for my liking on both goals, and they punish us.

“It’s disappointing because I felt that in the first-half we controlled the game, we were the better side but they probably had the better chances in the first-half.


“As much as we won the ball high up the pitch, they had a lot of good opportunities.

“It has come from us being untidy in possession, it has led to some counter-attacks which they were aware of at half-time. It’s disappointing.”

Doyle also took the time to credit the performance of York striker Lenell John-Lewis, who he felt ‘was a handful’ for the Woking defence, and issued a message to supporters heading into the final weekend.

Doyle explained: “In the second-half they changed it a bit and went a little more direct up to [Lenell] John-Lewis, he caused us problems and was a handful.

“The lads found it difficult to play against him today, he definitely gave them a platform to move up the pitch.

“Once they got their goal I was a bit disappointed with our decision-making on the ball, we didn’t play with any rhythm and it was disappointing.

“We’re going to need all the support we can get.

“That’s the disappointing thing today, all the fans travelled all the way up here today and were unbelievable.

“We had the long travel yesterday so I can only imagine what time they left today, it’s disappointing from that point of view with the brilliant support up here.

“We expect a reaction next week from everybody.”