By Jacob Greenwood
Cards midfielder Christian Jolley praised the impact of manager Alan Dowson’s substitutions and the sides’ determination to grind out results following Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Eastbourne Borough.
Toby Edser sent the home side into an early lead before a Tom Gardiner own goal sealed the three points for Woking in the second half. Despite the comfortable scoreline, Jolley believes Eastbourne caused problems for the promotion-chasing Cards. He told freelance sports report Peter Moore:
“They [Eastbourne] kept coming and finding pockets of space, and that stopped us pressing and influencing the game.
“It’s just another test that we managed to overcome. We aren’t going to win nicely every week. At time we will have to roll up our sleeves like we did today.”
Woking have played eight first team games in December and with Saturday’s win coming in the middle of a busy Christmas period, Jolley paid tribute to the substitutes that came on to freshen up the display and get Woking over the line.
“The subs lifted us because we’ve played a lot of football recently. You only need to lose a yard against an opponent and things can get difficult from there.
“We deserved the clean sheet, we made it difficult for them to create anything clear-cut.”
Having suffered an early season injury, Jolley returned to the Woking side against Swindon and with a months worth of games under his belt, the midfielder admitted he is in fine shape:
“I feel good, my body is feeling strong. I am really pleased how my body has responded to all the fixtures – I think I’ve had nine 90 minutes now. I’m happy to be out there playing and contributing.”
You can listen to the full interview below. Images by David Holmes. A full set can be viewed at wokingfc.co.uk