Robins sink brave Woking
Woking battled well at the County Ground but a first half goal was enough to give Swindon a 1-0 win.
Last Updated: 07/11/09 7:06pm
Non-league Woking battled well at the County Ground but a first half goal was enough to give Swindon a 1-0 win.
Swindon had the majority of possession in the first half but a combination of poor finishing and careless passing restricted the league side to a 1-0 interval lead.
It took 36 minutes for Swindon's superiority to pay off when Jon-Paul McGovern's side kick was headed powerfully home by Billy Paynter. Assistant referee Huxtable flagged for an infringement but referee Graham overruled his assistant.
Swindon seemed capable of going up a gear as Paynter went close following good build up play between Simon Ferry, McGovern, Anthony McNamee and Callum Kennedy.
But at the other end Woking spoilt their few chances by weak finishing. Giuseppe Sole went close with an 18-yard free-kick but it was mostly Swindon.
In the second half it was a more even contest but it followed the pattern of few real threats to either goal. And despite Woking's desperate attacks in the last few minutes Swindon hung on to take their place in the second round.