TOWN were beaten 3-1 by Woking at the Laithwaite Community Stadium.
Goals from Zac Ansah and a brace from Delano Sam-Yorke sealed the win for the Cards while Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill scored a late consolation.
Johnny Goddard was in the starting XI for Town on his first appearance at the Lathwaite Community Stadium since completing his move to Wiltshire in the summer while there was also a place between the sticks for young goalkeeper, Will Henry.
The visitors dominated the opening half-hour, enjoying plenty of possession on a hot and sunny afternoon. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill had arguably Town’s best chance of the half when he lashed a thumping drive towards the top corner that the Cards’ Michael Poke was forced to turn over the top.
The full-back combined well with James Brophy to tee up Goddard in the middle but the midfielder couldn’t make a sweet enough connection with the cross to trouble Poke.
Yaser Kasim was also denied by a smart save from the Woking goalkeeper then saw an effort from 20 yards whistle inches wide of the post.
The hosts then began to gain a foothold in proceedings with right-back Jake Caprice seeing plenty of the ball. His dangerous cross was headed over by Gozi Ugwu before his surging run down the flank set up the
opening goal for Woking. His cross was met in the six-yard box by Zac Ansah who took a touch before slotting past Henry.
Town made plenty of substitutions at the break but the changes bore little fruit in the way of clear-cut chances in the opening exchanges of the second half.
On 67 minutes, Woking doubled their lead when Delano Sam-Yorke met a cross from the right to head home.
Will Henry had to be alert to stop a third for the hosts as he got down smartly to beat away a goal-bound header.
Woking did make it three when one of Town’s trialists conceded a penalty. Sam-Yorke stepped up and slotted his second of the afternoon down the middle of the goal.
At the death, Henry reacted superbly to keep out a fourth for the hosts before Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill netted a late consolation for the visitors.