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Magpies next for league leaders

Brian Caffaray - Alan Worth - 21st September 2011

Magpies next for league leaders Dorchester Town v Woking
3pm on Saturday 24 September 2011

The Cards travel to Dorchester Town on Saturday following their victory at Bromley and, with other results going their way, now sit at the top of the table. However there remains little between the top three sides and it will be important to maintain the current winning run and to establish themselves as the league leaders.

WOKING

The Cards continue to score goals from all parts of the team and have found the net eighteen times in the last five league games. With players such as Moses Ademola, now on six goals for the season and in a rich vein of form, the side continues to look very dangerous going forward. Wayne Gray picked up a knock in the Bromley game but according to Garry Hill should be available for selection on Saturday leaving the manager with the pleasant problem of deciding who should lead the line. The rest of the squad should also all be available, bar those out on loan, with Derek Duncan continuing at left back following the end of Mike Cestorsí loan spell.

DORCHESTER TOWN

The Magpies started the season with a 4-0 hammering at Dover but then reversed the scoreline at home to Maidenhead. Defeats followed at home to Eastbourne Borough and Eastleigh before a win at Truro and a defeat at Sutton. The Magpies then surprised Welling, coming out on top 3-2 in a notable home win before beating struggling Hampton and Richmond away. A defeat followed at Basingstoke. On Tuesday evening Dorchester continued their inconsistent form this time losing at home to Weston 3-1. The Magpies now sit in sixteenth position.

GETTING THERE
The Avenue Stadium
Weymouth Avenue
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 2RY

Website: http://www.dorchestertownfc.co.uk

By Coach

Departs: 11am
Members: £18
Non-Members: £23

Ring the Club Shop or email shop@wokingfc.co.uk to book. Please remember that you cannot use the main car park at Kingfield because Hayes and Yeading are playing that day. Please use the car park behind the KRE instead.

By Car

Head for the M27. At Junction 1, the M27 becomes the A31. After approx 25 miles you reach Bere Regis roundabout. Take the A35 Tolpuddle bypass to Dorchester. After dual carriageway section you come to Kingston Maurward roundabout. Continue across along the A35. Turn right at next roundabout and right again into the Tesco complex. At the roundabout inside the complex turn right past the entrance to the petrol station and take the left-hand fork into the stadium parking area. Terrace entrances are situated adjacent to this, whilst the bar and stand entrances are on the opposite side of the ground.

By Train

Nearest station: Dorchester South

Direct trains from Woking leave on the hour every hour, and take just over 2 hours to get to Dorchester South.

Exit the platform through the ticket office. Follow the station approach road to the end (next to the Station Public House). Take a left to the traffic lights. At the lights, continue straight across the railway bridge. The ground is about five minutes down the road on your left-hand side, just after Tesco.

For the return journey trains leave at 13 minutes past the hour.

ADMISSION PRICES

Adults: £10 / £9
Concessions: £6.50 / £5.50
U16: £2.50

LAST SEASON

Woking 2 Dorchester Town 1
21 August 2010

After two defeats against Dover and Chelmsford and the departure of Chairman Shahid Azeem, the Cardsí season finally got under way with this hard-fought win at Dorchester. Adam Doyle made his debut and Graham Baker also brought in Daryn Hennessy, Andy Forbes and Dave Gilroy. It was Gilroy who gave Woking the lead with an expertly-taken goal in the 35th minute. Dorchester piled on the pressure after the break and drew level thanks to a free-kick from Ryan Hill. A draw seemed certain before, in the last minute, a Lenny Pidgeley kick was headed on by Craig Faulconbridge into the path of Toby Little, who squared for Gilroy to grab his second goal of the match.

Dorchester Town 1 Woking 2
5 April 2011

This win lifted the Cards into 5th place in the fight for play-off places but it wasnít a convincing performance. Missing Michael Doughty, on international duty, and the departed Kieran Murtagh and Jay Davies, Garry Hill started with Lyle Taylor and James Walker. The Cards took the lead just before half-time when Adam Doyle peeled off the back of the defensive wall to head home Andy Burgessís excellent free-kick. But it was a rare Doyle defensive error shortly after the break which led to the equaliser. After being robbed as he tried to shepherd the ball out of touch, a poor tackle conceded a penalty, converted by Devlin. The Cards then got lucky, regaining the lead after the ball had been hammered against Taylor by a defender. Dorchester spurned some very good chances to share the points as a shaky Cards defence looked likely to concede again.

Come on, you Cards!
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