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Cards aim to end away misery

Brian Caffarey - 2nd September 2012

Cards aim to end away misery Hereford United v Woking
7.45pm on Tuesday 4 September 2012

The Cards, still without an away point after three (admittedly very tough) trips, will be hoping for a change of fortune on Tuesday evening when they travel to Hereford United. The Bulls have lost their last two games, including a home defeat by Grimsby Town on Saturday, after a bright start to the campaign but will nevertheless prove formidable opponents at Edgar Street.

WOKING

Garry Hill’s side played very well in the second half at Mansfield on Saturday and may consider themselves unlucky not to have gained a point. But, as at Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers, they were punished for one or two errors, conceding goals at critical times in the game.

Garry was fairly upbeat after the Mansfield defeat and, if the side can take the positives from that performance and cut out the errors, they might be able to spring a surprise on Tuesday. It’s certainly about time that they experienced a bit of good fortune.

Assuming Bradley Bubb is still on the injured list along with Gez Sole, it seems likely that Garry will start with the same side as against Mansfield.

HEREFORD UNITED

The Bulls suffered relegation back to the Conference at the end of last season but, under Martin Foyle, who took York City to the play-off final, they are expected to be one of the stronger sides in the BSP this season. Foyle made a number of signings in the summer, including centre back Luke Graham, who was with Foyle at York; Marley Watkins, a midfielder from Bath City; defender Andy Gallinagh; Chris Carruthers, a versatile player who previously played under Foyle at York; Marlon Jackson, currently out injured; and keeper James Bittner, whom we’ve seen playing for Salisbury amongst other clubs. He has just added forward Tristan Plummer on loan.

The Bulls’ results so far have been:

Hereford 2 Macclesfield 1
Tamworth 2 Hereford 2
Alfreton 0 Hereford 3
Hereford 4 Ebbsfleet 2
Newport 2 Hereford 0
Hereford 0 Grimsby 2

GETTING THERE

Edgar Street Athletic Ground
Blackfriars Street
Hereford
HR4 9JU

Official website: www.herefordunited.co.uk

By coach
The Cards Trust coach leaves Kingfield at 3pm. The cost is £16 for Trust members and £21 for non-members. To find out if there are any seats left, ring the Club Shop or email shop@wokingfc.co.uk

By car
Exit the M4 at junction 15, head north on the A419, keep straight on to the A417. Remain on the A417, cross under the M5 and then join the A40. At the Wilton Roundabout join the A49, signposted Hereford. At Hereford remain on the A49, at the 1st roundabout take the 2nd exit, which is the A49 north, over the River Wye. Having crossed the river, go through two sets of traffic lights, remaining in the left-hand lane and following the signs to Leominster. At the next roundabout remain in the left-hand lane and take the 1st exit again sign-posted Leominster and on the A49. The football ground is then 150 yards on your right.

By train
Getting there and back by train would require an overnight stay. Even then, Hereford isn’t the easiest place to get to by train from Woking, involving a number of changes. Look up www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com if you are thinking of making the journey.

ADMISSION PRICES

Adults: £16 / £18
Over 60s & Under 20s: £12 / £15
Under 14s: £5 / £7
Under 10s: £3 / £5

LAST TIME OUT

Woking 1 Hereford United 1
1 April 2006

Glenn Cockerill had to reshuffle his side for this match, with Karl Murray starting on the right in the absence of the injured Chris Sharpling and with Steve Ferguson playing up front. The Cards defence had to endure pressure from Stuart Fleetwood and his colleagues but, shortly before half-time, Craig McAllister rose at the far post to convert a fine free-kick from Karl Murray.

Woking had the upper hand for the first ten minutes or so of the second half, with Ferguson rampant, but then the Bulls took control. However, it wasn’t until the third minute of injury time that they grabbed the equaliser, with defender Tamika Mkanawire getting the better of Stuart Nethercott.

Woking: Jalal, Jackson, Nethercott, Hutchinson, MacDonald, Murray, Smith, Evans (Blackman), L. Cockerill, McAllister, Ferguson

Unused subs: El-Salahi, Davies, S.Cockerill, Oyedele

NEXT GAME

The Cards are at home this Saturday (8 September) when Garry Hill’s side take on newly-promoted Nuneaton Town.

Come on, you Cards!

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