A Woking fan runs onto the pitch to goad the away end after Aldershot’s third goal in a 3-2 National League win on New Year’s Day.
Footage has surfaced of the moment, which saw Aldershot fans celebrating Jack Barham making it 3-1 eight minutes from time.
One fan from the home end ran over and taunted the packed away following as the Aldershot players walked away back into their own half for the restart.
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Earlier in the game, Lorent Tolaj put Aldershot ahead on 26th minutes, taking advantage of Woking’s mistake when trying to play out from the back.
Woking were back on level terms after that when Rhys Browne netted from a rebound. Tolaj assisted Tyler Frost to put Aldershot back in front.
Jack Barham made it 3-1 as the game was coming to an end, however Woking made it a nervy finish for their opponents, when Reece Grego-Cox pulled one back with a close-range header in the last minute of normal time.
Joshua Stokes’ second bookable offence in added time sent Aldershot down to 10 men, but his side managed to hold on for all three points.
The result means that Aldershot 8th, with 40 points, level with three sides in the playoffs, but two of those have a game in hand. Woking meanwhile find themselves in 20th with 27 points from 26 games, three points ahead and have a game in hand over 21st place Oxford City who sit top of the relegation zone.
Woking: Alexis Andre Jr, Dan Moss, Josh Casey, Timi Odusina, Luke Wilkinson, Manny Oyeleke, Jim Kellermann (Wakefield 57′), Rohan Ince, Padraig Amond, Dennon Lewis, Rhys Browne (Akinola 77′)
Unused subs: Bradshaw, Jaaskelainen, Pavey
Aldershot Town: Jordi van Stappershoef, Haji Mnoga, Ollie Harfield, Cian Harries, Coby Rowe, Stuart O’Keefe (Thomas 56′), Tyler Frost, Lorent Tolaj, Josh Stokes, Ryan Glover, (Willard 91′) Jack Barham (Scott 86′)
Unused subs: Haigh, Mullins
Bookings: O’Keefe 12′, van Stappershoef 45′, Mnoga 95′
I love this man. Happy New Year Woking 😍😘 pic.twitter.com/TfRQAh2wwv
— Jack Boswell (@jackdboswell) January 1, 2024
Interviewer: Tommy, a win in the derby, that must be a brilliant feeling?
Tommy: Yeah I mean it a close fought encounter thought the two games there wasn’t a lot in both of them which is you know expected, local rivalries, fans have obviously got grapes with each other when it push comes to show I just thought over the two games who were the slightly better side and I think the four points has been justified
Interviewer: And well goal as draw in on Boxing Day a lot of goals today so the exact opposite almost
Tommy: Yeah I mean it wasn’t I didn’t think it was a boring game the other day it was a decent both teams created decent chances in the first game but just nobody took the chance um today we’ve managed both to get to get goals so we’ve come out on top just um but I think I think over the whole however many minutes we played there was a hell of a lot of them I know I felt that we were the winners
Interviewer: Well we got pegged back a little bit didn’t we they equalized at 1-1 and they also got it back to 3-2 were there a few nervy moments in that added 10 to 12 minutes
Tommy: There always is because it just mean it could be a mistake it could be a slip it could be you know you don’t want that to be put on anybody when you know I heard somebody talking the other day I went to watch a game where team equalized in the 97th minute and the coach was explaining that sometimes there’s winning draws and there’s losing draws if we if we did give them the two points back at the end there it would have felt like a losing draw
Interviewer: “Well Michael was a huge occasion today big big crowd we came out just the wrong end one goal wrong end of that, what’s your take on the game as a whole?”
Doyle: “Yeah disappointed to be honest with you I think my lads started the game great I thought I was really pleased with how we started the game on the front foot and we a bit of a setback early with Manny going off who’s a big player for us and I thought it’s going to affect the way we want to play because he’s such a you know good ball playing midfielder but to be fair lads played in the front foot we created loads of opportunities and you know we caused them a lot of problems, just didn’t manage to take a chance.
“And then disappointing first goal to give away from our point of view we’re in good possession kind of force the play a little bit and um they break and score you know what the they’ve got good fire power to punish half a chance and then again great response from us I think you know we we come straight back on the front foot we not had that goal since I’ve been here so I think right we’re great response you know we’re going to kick on now.
“And then second goal is just a bit of a rush of blood from our point of view bit naive you know we end up jumping up and pressing when we don’t need to and we leave the whole right side open they get down the side of us and they end up scoring so that was disappointing to go 2-1 down at half time because we were in good control of the game I felt at that point I just felt they were really clinical with the chances they got and and we’ve probably had some chances where we probably commit a few more bodies into the box when we’ve got into great cross and position but it just just important we keep building you know I think the lads show great response.
“And then half time we kind of we set up a few things to get reorganized and I just second half was a little bit I want to see a little bit more character and belief in the players more chase in the game there the game became a little bit stop start you know I think Aldershot managed the game really well with stop starting it and you know kind to kill it about every time we got a bit of momentum which that’s good from their point of view.
“And then the third goal it was disappointing you know we kind of I don’t know what happens over there with the crowd and things like that just the game seem to stop for a long period and we ended up then a little bit frustrated giving away a bit of a needless free kick out frustration I think I just think we got to be control ourselves better and you know free kick into the box and free marker not picking up and leads to the third goal disappointing.”
Twitter users reacted after the Woking fan runs onto the pitch to goad the away end after Aldershot’s third goal…
@Tristan_ATFC: Whole team running past giving shit. Tolaj kissing the badge. It’s all too much
@ChivertonLaura: This team knows what this fixture is about. Scenes on toast 😍❤️💙
@Harvey_keogh__: What a club 🤣🤣❤️💙
@logan11816605: Silence 🤫
@guyblackman_: My club 😮💨
@LeviDarch: Have that you smug cunts , up the fucking shots ❤️💙
@Moobacca_: Beautiful 😂😂🔴🔵
@Aneel_azeem: Rattled 😂
@SteveyAsp: You’ve got to love Hadji Mnogas celebration in front of their supporters…It’s up there with Tommys at the end 🤣
— HiccupEu (@HiccupEU) January 2, 2024