Two games, two wins, six points from six and out of the bottom four. Steve Burr has made quite an impact in his first four days as Chester FC boss.
This was a professional, committed and dogged performance and the Blues were full value for the win, which in truth could and should have been far more comfortable.
Jamie Menagh curled home the decisive goal on 29 minutes, capping an impressive display from the 19-year-old midfielder who bristles with energy and enthusiasm.
Woking offered little going forward and it was telling that home keeper Mason Springthorpe was named man of the match as he kept his side in the contest.
Burr made one change to the side that beat Barnet 2-1 as Craig Lindfield replaced Tom Peers with John Rooney partnering Saturday's match-winner Jamie Reed up front.
Changes in the dugout saw new first team coach Jon McCarthy taking his place alongside Burr and assistant boss Gary Jones after predecessor Gary Powell and goalkeeping coach Lee Worrall departed the club.
In an uninspiring opening both sides found retaining possession difficult on a sand-covered pitch clearly struggling to cope with the winter rains with Burr's men just about shading the early exchanges.
Woking soon grew into the game and had strong claims for a penalty turned down on 13 minutes when Kevin Betsy burst into the box before going to ground under pressure from Jason Jarrett but referee Dean Treleaven turned the appeal down.
Betsy was the hosts' biggest threat and visiting skipper George Horan picked up the game's first yellow card on 17 minutes for bringing the experienced winger down near halfway.
Chances were few and far between until the half hour mark when Menagh opened the scoring for the Blues. Rooney threaded a delightful ball into Menagh's path and the left midfielder surged forward before cutting inside right back Adam Newton and curling the ball home off the far post.
Woking went close to getting back on level terms two minutes later when Josh Payne fired in a dangerous free kick with the ball flying across the face of goal but the hosts were unable to find the vital touch.
Menagh earned himself a foolish booking five minutes before half time after he was involved in a push-and-shove with Cards midfielder Jon Goddard.
Burr's side assumed control of the contest in the closing stages of the first period, creating a trio of chances in quick succession.
Reed tested Springthorpe's handling and then fluffed an attempted volley from Turner's tempting cross before Lindfield lifted the ball over the bar from close range but the Blues were unable to extend the lead before the break.
Moments after the restart the second goal almost arrived in comical fashion as Newton sliced an attempted back pass over the head of his keeper with the ball rolling inches wide of the post before Springthorpe got down well to deny Reed from the resulting corner.
Woking regrouped and came back into the contest but it was the visitors who continued to carve out the better openings and the lively Menagh had an effort cleared off the line after Springthorpe appeared to bring Reed down in the box.
Menagh – now operating through the middle with Rooney switching to the right – was proving quite the menace and fired into the side netting from a tight angle when a pass to the unmarked Rooney would have been the smarter option.
Springthorpe saved well down to his right on the hour mark after Rooney had put Reed into space and the Blues had a decent shout for a penalty when George Miller was felled as he tried to follow up.
Woking boss Garry Hill through on forward Reece Beckles and winger Anthony McNamee as the tried to salvage something from the game and centre half Joe McNerney headed wide when unmarked as the hosts pressed.
Chester continued to threaten and were looking dangerous on the counter with Reed – clearly buoyed by his winning goal at the weekend – slicing the wrong side of the post on 75 minutes after another deft Rooney knock before substitute Bickles dragged an effort wide for the Cards.
Woking pushed hard in the closing stages with Payne forcing into Danby into a good save with a low drive from distance but that was the only shot on target the hosts could muster all game and the Blues held on for another pricless win despite Mr Treleaven playing seven minutes injury time.
Woking: Springthorpe, Newton, Johnson (Wright 76), McNerney, Nutter (McNamee 68), Payne, Ricketts, Betsy, Goddard (Beckles 59), Cestor, Sole.
Subs: Frith, Beasant.
Chester FC: Danby, Turner, Horan, Killock, McIntyre, Menagh (Heath 86), Jarrett, Miller, Lindfield, Rooney, Reed (Peers 90).
Subs: Fearon, Kay, Mahon.
Goal: Menagh 29.
Booked: Horan, Menagh, Killock, Rooney, Danby.
Referee: Dean Treleaven