As you know HSL Building Services are a sponsor of Woking FC and we manage to get to most home matches. With a couple of away defeats we were hoping to see the home form we have been getting used to. 
This didn’t happen. It was announced that Guiseley have recently gone full time and at 21 in the table you would have thought on paper that Woking would have been the stronger side altogether. Guiseley had other ideas, and although Woking had most of the run of play, The three goals scored against them were all down to a combination of defensive errors in one form or another that were punished brutally and skilfully Guiseley. This is a very competitive league and the guys at the bottom of the table were really just as good, and at times better than Woking and there was some exciting football played by both sides. 
The standard of referee in the National League is often talked about and there were two very controversial decisions made on Saturday, one that would have really changed the tide was a yellow card for the Guiseley goal keeper for a deliberate hand ball outside of his area that really should have been red as he had left an open goal. When our giant striker Inih Effiong came on in the 65th minute it seemed that he was being held kicked and tripped by two or three defenders every time he had the ball, nothing seemed to warrant a free kick or card and the home crowd showed it’s disapproval. But being a referee in these situations is a very difficult job, and quick decisions have to be made. It is easy to say as a fan that we were playing against 12 and not 11 men, but this game did seem to go against us in any 50/50 decision. 
So what next? FA Cup 1st round proper is next Sunday and the next home game is 18th November against newly promoted Maidenhead. Come on the Cards! 
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