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On This Day
19th October
  • 1940: Woking 2 Army XI 7, wartime friendly at Kingfield, Bob Reeves scores the Cards brace.
  • 1988: Chesham 0 Woking 5, Isthmian League Division 1, Biggins, Davis, S Wye and T Buzaglo (2).
18th October
  • 1924: Woking 0 v Summerstown 0 FA Cup - Abandoned 23 minutes. A most tragic incident brought about an abrupt end to the match. Just as a throw in was being taken on the stand side, the referee Sergeant G.W Blake of the Royal Engineers, Aldershot, standing about 20 yards from the goal in the middle of the field, was seen to suddenly reel and fall. Ambulance men and players went to his aid, but all efforts to revive him proved useless. A doctor who arrived shortly afterwards pronounced the unfortunate Sgt. Blake dead. This was even more tragic as he had appeared fit and well when he cheerily waved to his wife and little adopted daughter in the crowd just before he stepped on to the pitch. As his body was removed on a stretcher, Mr A.H Bell (President) announced to the crowd that: “In such unfortunate circumstances they would fully understand that the match would have to be abandoned”. The crowd respectfully left Kingfield in total silence.
  • 1947: Dulwich Hamlet 3 Woking 1 in the Isthmian League, watched by 6,000 at Champion Hill.
  • 2005: Nottingham Forest suffered the humiliation of going out in the first round of the LDV Trophy as the Cards defeat Forest 3-2 at Kingfield.
17th October
  • 1936: Woking 4 Tufnell Park 0. A crowd of 1,250 at Kingfield.
16th October
  • 1926: Woking 2 Guildford United 0, FA Cup 2nd Qlfy Rd, Perryman scores two in front of 5,481 at Kingfield.
  • 1980: Justin Richards was born in Sandwell.
  • 1987: The Great Storm of 87 hits Kingfield.
15th October
  • 1910: Farnham 1 Woking 1. Jack Kyle scores for Woking in the West Surrey League.
  • 1959: Former Woking manager Garry Hill was born.
  • 1996: Woking 3 Stevenage Borough 1, Thompson, Payne and Walker, attendance 2,626.
  • 2010: Legendary coach and manager Colin Lippiatt sadly passes away suffering from Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 68.
14th October
  • 1899: Dorking 0 Woking 1, Mr C Fox for the Cremators in the East and West Surrey League.
  • 1995: Woking 2 Altrincham 0, Hay and Walker lift the Cards to third in the league.
  • 2002: Geoff Chapple stands down as manager after a rocky second spell at the helm.

A huge thanks to Mark Doyle for compiling the information for this feature!

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