Woodstock put the disappointment of last week’s defeat against bottom of the table Sevenoaks behind them on Saturday with a greatly improved performance against Tunbridge Wells at the W E Manin stadium on Saturday.
Woodstock started in a positive frame and after 5 minutes almost took the lead when Lee Hockey struck the underside of the bar from a twenty yard free kick. The continued pressure paid off on 14 minutes, Louis Valancia was freed on the left he cleverly shipped the ball past a defender and curled a great cross to the far post where James McDonald converted.
Woodstock continued to go forward and forced a number of corners, the one gained on 24 minutes proved fruitful. Lewis Taylor swung it in from the right, Ben Taylor headed back and Chris Miller stabbed the ball home.
The visitors did come into the game more in the last 10 minutes of the first half but on the whole, the half belonged to Woodstock.
As expected Tunbridge Wells came out for the second half determined to get back into the game, but Sports were well organised by Ben Taylor and Lee Hockey in the centre of defence and Wells struggled to find a way through. Sports looked to increase the lead but despite some good breaks could not find the goal to close the game. The pattern of the game continued to the end, Woodstock were handicapped for the last 10 minutes after Joe Sands was sent off for two bookings but Sports remained strong and picked up 3 welcome points.