FleetFanatic said:There was plenty of determination in the final 20 minutes but would we have scored if we hadn't been awarded the penalty?
Indeed, Daz, we probably wouldn't have done. Although, as you say, the effort was there without question, we didn't have any clear-cut chances in the second half until the penalty incident came along. It was the same old story of creating all of our best chances in the first half and then tailing off in the second.
We always moan about how things don't go our way, but yesterday I think we certainly had some good fortune. Wilko's challenge may well have been a 50-50 ball, and I couldn't really tell for sure whether or not it was a foul, but once the referee has given a free-kick for it, you would expect him to produce the red card. Also, as Alan W says, Woking really made a mess of that 'goal' near the end that was ruled out for offside, while I felt that the ball hit the defender's chest regarding the penalty decision.
However, on a brighter note, our first half display was encouraging and we certainly created a lot more chances than of late. Also, I think I would have taken a point at the start of the game, considering Woking's current league position and their 4-1 win over Morecambe last week. Obviously, though, settling for a point in games like these is dependent on beating the sides around us near the bottom of the table, and so we desperately need to take some points off Margate over Christmas.