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Cards fans eagerly await

Brian Caffarey - 15th August 2011

Cards fans eagerly await Woking v Hampton and Richmond Borough
7.45pm on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Woking fans will be waiting eagerly for tomorrow (Tuesday) evening’s game against Hampton and Richmond Borough. Garry Hill’s side put on a magnificent display to demolish Sutton United 5-0 on Saturday. Can they do the same again tomorrow? Come down to Kingfield and cheer on the Cards. (If you bring your completed season ticket application form your admission fee will be refunded.)

WOKING

Saturday’s display fully justified the optimism felt by many Cards fans about this season’s prospects. The side looked strong from front to back and the fact that Garry could bring on substitutes of the calibre of Wayne Gray, Nathan Koranteng and Paris Cowan-Hall shows that there is strength in depth, especially in the attacking positions – and that was without the injured Ola Sogbanmu. Jack King’s strength and versatility in midfield were a huge plus compared with last season, while Mark Ricketts was as influential as ever in breaking up play.

It seems likely that Garry will start with the same side as on Saturday but Jay Davies would presumably replace Charlie Turnbull on the bench if he’s recovered from his illness.

HAMPTON AND RICHMOND BOROUGH

Mark Harper has stepped up to take over the reins at the Beveree following Alan Devonshire’s move to Braintree Town. There has been a big turnover in playing personnel and the expectation is that Hampton will be looking to play in a less direct fashion than last season. One of the new arrivals is Matt Ruby, now captain. One of the few remaining from last season is top scorer, another ex-Card, Charlie Moone. Charlie got off the mark on Saturday, scoring an equaliser after Bromley had taken a controversial lead. But the visitors scored a 90th-minute winner to steal all three points.

LAST SEASON

Hampton and Richmond Borough 1 Woking 2
30 October 2010

Two late goals from Elvis Hammond secured all three points for the Cards after Dean Inman looked to have given the Beavers a home win. Elvis’s second was an injury-time penalty after he had been fouled in the area.

Woking 2 Hampton and Richmond Borough 1
15 March 2011

The Cards stretched their unbeaten run under Garry Hill to eleven games, including ten wins, with Mark Ricketts’ late long-distance strike. Moses Ademola had given the Cards the lead from close-range shortly before half-time but Dan Thompson had equalised for struggling Hampton after Charlie Moone had initially been foiled by Andy Little. James Walker made his debut for the Cards, with Andy Burgess and Nathan Koranteng making their first starts.

ADMISSION PRICES

Adults £12
Concessions/Students £8
U16s £2

If you bring your completed season ticket form to this game you will receive a refund on your entrance price when you receive your season ticket.


Come on, you Cards!

N.B. Don’t forget that the Cards are at home again on Saturday when Boreham Wood are the visitors.
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