Non-league Woking earn an FA Cup replay against Bury



Posted Monday, November 06, 2017 by PA

Woking had to settle for a replay after drawing 1-1 at home to Bury in the FA Cup first round.

League One Bury sacked manager Lee Clark on Monday and caretaker boss Ryan Lowe had a dream start as Michael Smith scored after just 47 seconds.

Millwall loanee Jamie Philpot claimed a 25th-minute equaliser for the Cards and the National League side looked most likely to win it.

But Bury stood firm to avoid a fifth straight loss, while Woking ended a run of three straight defeats.

The visitors thought their luck had changed when Joey Jones headed Greg Leigh's cross against his own bar and Smith tapped the rebound into an empty net.

But Bury didn't build on that as Tom Aldred had to block Matt Young's goal-bound strike.

Nathan Ralph's inswinging cross was then perfect for Philpot to level with a glancing header.

Woking remained on top with Regan Charles-Cook firing over before Joe Ward's lob was headed off the line by Aldred.

Inih Effiong and Ward went close either side of the break, before Effiong headed wide.

The Shakers replied with Jay O'Shea testing home keeper Nathan Baxter, while Effiong and Bury substitute Mihai Dobre spurned chances to settle the tie late on.

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