Woking boss Anthony Limbrick admits he had to use some choice words at half-time on Saturday – but they got the desired effect.
The Cards were drawing 0-0 at the break with Dagenham and Redbridge although the away side had enjoyed much more of the play.
So Limbrick had to work his magic in the interval and it produced a stunning match winning goal from Regan Charles-Cook to keep Woking one point off the top.
“In the first half I didn’t think we played particularly well, it took us a while,” he said.
“We had a few words at half-time with some individuals, and it was a really tight second half. We said if we can hang in the game and keep that clean sheet, we feel like we have that quality.
“With Regan’s goal, you could see we had chances; Enih Effiong’s headed chance before it, and I can’t believe the keeper saved it, I was already off the touchline celebrating,” said Limbrick.
“We didn’t pass enough, we didn’t get tight enough, didn’t press the opposition and they were probably the better team for the opening 35 minutes.
“My keeper only had one or two saves in the first half but they were the better side and we weren’t happy, it’s not how we want to play at home.
“I thought we picked it up towards the end of the half, but that first half wasn’t good enough for us.
“But you’ve got to be pleased with a win because credit to John Still’s side, they’ll be up there come the end of the season and it’s a really big coup beating them at home.
“This group of players dig in and take the feedback on board and delivered in the second half.
“To keep a clean sheet against the league’s top scorers is a credit to us and how we’ve been defending.”