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WOKING v HISTON

Brian Caffarey - 26th September 2008

WOKING v HISTON

3pm on Saturday 27 September 2008

The Cards will be seeking their third home win on the trot when high-flying Histon visit on Saturday. Having disposed of Salisbury City on Tuesday evening, who sit one place above Histon, Phil Gilchrist?s team will not be fazed by Histon?s fine start to the season.

NB. It will not be possible to park in the Leisure Centre car park on Saturday. Please walk to the ground, use public transport or use the Heathside Car Park.

WOKING

Assuming everyone is fit, it must be heavy odds that Phil will start with the same side that began against Salisbury City. That would mean another start for Matt Pattison on the left of midfield and for Patrice Konan on the right of a back four. Once again, Phil will be looking to Liam Marum and Gez Sole to get up in support of the bustling Wilfried Domoraud.

HISTON

Histon, like Salisbury, made the transition to the BSP last season with ease, finishing in 7th place. Manager Steve Fallon, who has guided the Stutes to an amazing four promotions, has a good mix of old hands and younger faces, a few of whom, like the very promising Nat Percival-Knight, have come through the Stutes? youth system.

John Kennedy and Neil Andrews have been with the club for many years. New arrivals in the summer included striker Damian Reeves from Farsley Celtic. Fallon has recently paid out a four-figure fee for Josh Simpson, a midfielder from Cambridge City.

Histon?s away record so far reads: W2, D2, L1. Wins have come away at Rushden and Diamonds and Weymouth (5-2!), draws at York and Eastbourne Borough and the sole defeat was at Mansfield in their second game of the season. Histon surprisingly struggled on Tuesday night, though, leaving it till the 90th minute to grab an equaliser at home against bottom-placed Lewes.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

Histon 0-1 Woking

8 December 2007

Giuseppe Sole?s penalty on 59 minutes after Antonio Murray handled Adam Green's cross was the only goal of the game. Sole made no mistake with the penalty, driving it into the corner to give Woking the lead. Histon gave it their all in the final ten minutes and Antonio Murray had two excellent chances to secure a draw but, thankfully, Woking?s defence, inspired by the ?outstanding? Jay Gasson, held firm to record an excellent away victory.

Woking 3-3 Histon

29 March 2008

Despite the pitch conditions, the continuous rain and a sometimes fiercely swirling wind both sides produced good flowing football which resulted in an entertaining game. Matt Ruby headed home Woking?s first goal after just four minutes but Knight-Percival equalised for Histon two minutes later. Jason Norville and Giuseppe Sole fired Woking into a 3-1 lead but Histon fought back to 3-3 with goals from Midson and Gwillim. All in all, a very entertaining game from both sides.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

We?ve got another very interesting matchday programme for you on Saturday, including:

  • a profile of Charlie Moone
  • a report (plus photos!) of the action-packed encounter between Cardsweb FC and Grays supporters
  • a profile of Jen in the Club Shop (with another lovely photo!)
  • the first instalment of a wonderfully nostalgic account by Neil Bennett of the exhilarating 1996-97 season (Grazioli, Cambridge, Millwall??)
  • Mark Doyle?s tribute to Steve Cosham, one of Woking?s all-time greats, who died recently
  • the start of an amusing new KC Kat serial

and much more, including the usual fantastic photos from David Holmes. Support the Club! Buy a copy!

Come on, you Cards!

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