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Cards aim to maintain perfect start

Brian Caffarey - 18th August 2011

Cards aim to maintain perfect start Woking v Boreham Wood
3pm on Saturday 20 August 2011

The Cards have got off to a great start to the season, with two consecutive wins and plenty of attractive, attacking football for Woking fans to admire. Boreham Wood have strengthened considerably over the summer and, on paper at least, should provide some very tough opposition. Come down to Kingfield on Saturday and cheer on Garry Hill’s side to another victory!

WOKING

The Cards had to work hard on Tuesday night to overcome Hampton’s stubborn defence but eventually managed to wrap up the three points with a Jack King penalty to win 2-1. While there were fewer goals than in the opening 5-0 defeat of Sutton United, there was still some superb football to enjoy, with Moses Ademola and Dale Binns providing pace and trickery down the flanks, Elvis Hammond showing great skill and ball control up front, Gez Sole bursting through from midfield and Jack King – and even Mark Ricketts – getting forward frequently too. And then Garry could call on the likes of Wayne Gray, Paris Cowan-Hall and Nathan Koranteng from the substitutes’ bench.

Subject to any injuries, it seems likely that Garry will start with the same line-up, although, with games coming thick and fast, he will no doubt want to make full use of his squad, including giving some time on the pitch to Jay Davies in midfield at some point.

BOREHAM WOOD

Ian Allinson, the Wood’s Manager, has had the luxury of a bigger budget with which to build his squad. He has made wholesale changes, bringing in some well-known names. Arrivals include the Farnborough quartet of keeper Michael Jordan, Osei Sankofa, James Smith and Daryl McMahon; Charlie O’Loughlin from Solihull Moors; Sam Hurrell from Woking; Inih Effiong, returning from St Albans City; and Ali Chaaban, re-signing from Chelmsford City. The most recent arrival has been that of Darren Currie, the subject of several expensive transfers between League clubs. Two long-term loanees are our own Ollie Palmer and Luke Wilkinson from Dagenham and Redbridge. Ollie will not be eligible to play, though.

Boreham Wood had a mixed pre-season and, by all accounts, did not play well in their opening home 1-0 defeat at the hands of Havant and Waterlooville. It seems that they only came to life in the second half when Ollie Palmer came on as a substitute. That said, they were missing a number of expected first-teamers, including Mario Noto and Luke Garrard.

On Tuesday night Wood, still missing a number of key players, lost 4-0 at Bromley.

LAST SEASON

Boreham Wood 0 Woking 0
30 August 2010

This was a dull Bank Holiday Monday ‘bore draw’, demonstrating, in some fans’ eyes, an over-cautious approach against one of the league’s weaker sides but, coming off the back of a poor 2-0 defeat at home by Maidenhead United on the Saturday, Graham Baker was no doubt relieved to have ‘steadied the ship’. The only bright spot was the display of Chris Bush, who’d joined on work experience terms from Brentford. In the second half Ollie Palmer came on to make his BSBS debut.

Woking 3 Boreham Wood 0
3 January 2011

The Cards moved to seven points from the play-off zone with this much-needed win over bottom-of-the-table Boreham Wood. It had all looked very straightforward when Sam Hurrell, scoring his first goal for Woking against the club for whom he’d netted four times on loan, opened the home side’s account after only 50 seconds. And the game should have been made safe in the 17th minute when Lee Sawyer, pulling the strings in midfield, won a penalty, but Elvis Hammond failed to convert. The Wood gradually pulled themselves back into the game and looked the better side until Craig Faulconbridge scored a ‘soft’ second goal in the 63rd minute. Late on, substitute Anson Cousins chased a ‘lost cause’, enabling Dave Gilroy to score Woking’s third.

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!

P.S. Don’t forget to bring along your completed Cards Trust membership form to ensure that you can take part in the AGM on 5 September.
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