A goal in each half from Woking’s John Goddard put paid to any hopes of a Bromley victory at Kingfield on Tuesday evening.

On a wet evening, the home side had the better of the early exchanges and visiting keeper Alan Julian saved well from Kevin Murtagh after just three minutes.

Bromley’s first attack three minutes later saw Bradley Goldberg’s rather tame shot comfortably saved by Woking’s custodian Jack Cole low down at his near post.

A snap-shot from Woking’s Kadell Daniel was well over the bar before Bromley were forced into a change when Lee Minshull turned an ankle and had to be replaced by Reece Prestedge.

Alex Wall just failed to connect with a header, following Anthony Cook’s penetrating run and cross on the half hour.

The hosts opened the scoring nine minutes before the break.

A long cross into the danger zone saw indecisiveness from Ugo Udoji.

Giuseppe Sole was able to win possession before knocking a delivery back into the goalmouth, where Goddard stabbed home from close range.

With five minutes of the half remaining, Rob Swaine fell awkwardly onto his shoulder, which he dislocated last season.

Clearly in pain again, he took no further part in proceedings and was replaced by  Jack Holland.

Woking doubled their lead six minutes into the second half.

Julian appeared to have been impeded from a right-wing cross and the ball ran loose for Goddard to drive into the bottom right hand corner. 

Despite the visiting keeper’s protests, and the referee consulting his Assistant, the goal was allowed to stand.

Bromley offered very little in attack and when they did manage to advance came up against a very efficient defence. 

Apart from a 20-yard strike towards the end by Goldberg, which Cole held at the second attempt, the Woking keeper had very little to do.

For their part Woking were content to just knock the ball around to keep hold of their two-goal advantage.

However, Goddard should have completed his hat-trick in the closing stages when he broke clear, only to send a rasping 20-yard volley over the bar when it looked easier to find the target.

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Bromley: Julian, Udoji, Anderson, Fuseini, Swaine (Holland 40), Francis, Emmanuel (Dennis 64), Minshull (Prestedge 20), Wall, Goldberg, Cook. Subs not used: Joseph-Dubois, May. Att: 1,570.