CHESTER CITY passed through their Nationwide Conference screen test on Saturday, but yet again it was a case of The Late, Late Show.
The match, which was shown live by Sky television, came to life in the second period after City had trailed to a goal after just 55 seconds.
Chester had won their previous two outings with winning goals in the 88th and 93rd minutes respectively and at the Kingfield Stadium they had to wait until the 86th minute before registering the cruical strike.
The goal that broke Woking's resistance was an absolute gem from substitute Michael Twiss, after a Danny Collins header had cancelled out Steve Ferguson's early opener.
The three points restored City's lead at the top of the Nationwide Conference to eight points after Hereford United's Friday night demolition of Dagenham had reduced the advantage.
Woking got off to the perfect start with Foyewa taking advantage of indecision by Bolland before setting Ferguson up to score inside the first minute. City came back well and should have equalised but on two occasions Stamp missed simplelooking chances.
One of the main strengths Chester have shown this season is a determined character that means they never know when they are beaten and that impressive trait came to the fore again in the second half as they began to wear their opponents down.
Bayes was forced to make two high class saves as the impressive Danny Williams and Paul Carden began to take control in midfield.
Williams' unobtrusive yet highly effective creative style is giving Chester an extra dimension they had lacked previously.
Manager Mark Wright made the decisive substitution 20 minutes from the end, taking off Smith and replacing him with Twiss.
Almost immediately the former Manchester United player was in the thick of the action, heading a McIntyre corner over from close range and sending a delightful throughball to Daryl Clare.
With 12 minutes of the game remaining, City resorted parity. Anther McIntyre corner was not dealt with properly by the home defence, allowing Collins to head into the corner of the net.
Chester's industrious second-half performance was rewarded with a deserved winner four minutes from the end. Clare knocked the ball to Twiss, who beat two men before fizzing home a shot from 20 yards.
City suffered a couple of close calls in the closing stages as Woking came forward but at the final whistle deserved their success.
Wright admitted: "I thought we started slowly and gave away a bad goal. However, in the second half we came back extremely well and I thought we deserved the win."
WOKING: Bayes, Townsend (Haule 89), MacDonald, Board-man, Giles, Murray, Canham, Smith, Cockerill, Foyewa, Ferguson. Subs: Oliver, Northmore, Johnson, Sharp.
CHESTER CITY: Turner, Collins, Bolland, Guyett, Heard, Williams, Smith (Twiss 69), Carden, McIntyre, Clare, Stamp. Subs: Rapley, Davies, Lane, Carey.
REFEREE: K Stroud (Bournemouth).