Non-league Woking embarrass League One Bury in FA Cup


Non-league Woking embarrassed League One side Bury by winning 3-0 at Gigg Lane to reach the FA Cup second round.

The National League outfit stunned the hosts with a 30th-minute opener by Regan Charles-Cook.

And the Shakers, bottom of the third tier, could not fight back as Inih Effiong and substitute Jamie Philpot pounced late on to seal the upset.

Bury were unbeaten in three games under caretaker boss Ryan Lowe and almost took a third-minute lead as Michael Smith fired against the post from Jay O’Shea’s lay-off.

Nathan Baxter then denied Smith before having to parry a low cross by O’Shea.

Woking gave the hosts a warning as Kane Ferdinand sidefooted wide from Matt Young’s cut-back.

Greg Leigh then twice went close for Bury but the visitors stunned them on the break to open the scoring as Effiong found Joe Ward on the left, and his low cross was perfect for Charles-Cook to sidefoot home.

The Shakers almost hit back as Smith’s header clipped the crossbar from a Phil Edwards cross, before O’Shea went close either side of half-time.

But the home fans vented their fury towards the Bury players after Effiong curled in his first goal in 13 games on 71 minutes.

Chez Isaac then jinked through a tame home defence for Philpot to complete the upset on 86 minutes and set up a home tie for the Cards against either Tranmere or Peterborough.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

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