Woking boss Alan Dowson admitted to feeling “embarrassed” by the Cards exit in the FA Trophy at the hands of his old club Kingstonian on Sunday (December 15).

He had already said prior to the clash his record in the competition was “hopeless”, and that assertion was backed up by the 3-1 defeat to the Isthmian League Premier outfit whose players made a mockery of plying their trade in a division two levels lower.

Without Sean Donnellan and key centre-back Moussa Diarra the visitors otherwise had their strongest possible XI out, and although Max Kretzschmar’s penalty on the stroke of half-time levelled up ex-Card Fabio Saraiva’s deflected free-kick, Ks were dominant in the second half and added further goals from former Staines Town forward Louie Theophanous and Dan Bennett, once of Farnborough.

“We got beaten by the better side,” said a downcast Dowson. “We got beat up on the pitch.

“We have got Moussa and Sean out but I’ve got no excuses whatsoever. I’m disgusted and I think the players are too.”

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