Brian Caffarey - 19th July 2012
3pm on Saturday 21 July 2012
The Cards’ third pre-season friendly on Saturday afternoon sees the visit of a QPR XI, no doubt comprising some of their very talented reserves. Woking fans will be hoping that Garry Hill’s side can emulate their encouraging display against Crawley Town midweek when the Cards ran out 1-0 winners thanks to an early strike from triallist Kieron St Aimie.
Cards fans will be delighted with today’s news that Mike Cestor and Lee Sawyer, both of whom have previously performed well for the Club, have signed contracts for next season. Garry Hill has indicated that his priorities now are to further strengthen midfield and up front. In the Crawley match Garry and Steve were also able to have a second look at Rene Steer, Jesse Waller-Lassen, Greg Mills and Mark Scott. It remains to be seen how many of that group and St Aimie will stay in the reckoning or whether other new faces will be on show on Saturday.
The R’s are expected to field their reserve side for this fixture – later matches include visits to Leyton Orient and Aldershot Town, so we can expect the Cards to be given a tough test. Last year’s encounter produced an entertaining 4-3 win for QPR after Woking had been 2-0 up at half-time.
Adults £10. Concessions £5. U16s free.
PRE-SEASON MATCHDAY PROGRAMME
A pre-season matchday programme, covering all the home friendly games, will be on sale at £2.
Don’t forget that the Cards’ new kit will also be on sale!
REMAINING FRIENDLY FIXTURES
The Cards are at home again on Tuesday evening when Terry Brown’s AFC Wimbledon side visit Kingfield to contest the Phil Ledger Memorial Cup. No doubt a good number of Dons fans will turn out for what should be an entertaining fixture.
The remaining friendly games are:
24 July – Woking v AFC Wimbledon (Phil Ledger Memorial Cup)
28 July – Carshalton Athletic v Woking
4 August – Woking v Aldershot Town
The Cards start their league campaign on 11 August with a visit to last season’s BSP runners-up Wrexham and their first home game is on Tuesday 14 August when they are at home to Dartford.
Come on, you Cards!