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Cards wait on pitch decision

Brian Caffarey - 6th January 2014

Cards wait on pitch decision Chipstead v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup 3rd Round
7.45pm on Tuesday 7 January 2014

Assuming Chipstead’s pitch is playable, the Cards will take on the Chips tomorrow (Tuesday) evening in the next round of the Surrey Senior Cup. With three successive first team games postponed, Garry may well be tempted to give a run-out to quite a few of his first-team players as they prepare for Saturday’s important league game against Braintree Town.

WOKING

The Cards’ last game was the 3-1 home defeat to Salisbury City on Boxing Day.

Cards fans await news of player movements, following the expiry of the loans of Jack Marriott, Scott Rendell and Keiran Murtagh and the opening of the transfer window.

In previous rounds of the Surrey Senior Cup Woking beat Linfield 5-2 at home and then Walton Casuals 3-2 with goals from Reece Beckles, Gavin Williams and Gez Sole.

Last season Woking were knocked out on penalties by Godalming Town at the Quarter-Final stage of this competition.

CHIPSTEAD

The Chips currently lie in 21st place in the Ryman League Division One South, with 21 points from 24 games. They have won six games, drawn three and lost 15, scoring 40 goals and conceding 60. Manager Steve Baker, previously with Walton and Hersham, took over the reins from Kevin Rayner in early November and had some initial success, pulling them out of the bottom three, but the Chips have now lost four league games in a row, most recently 2-0 at home to Leatherhead and 2-0 away at Worthing.

Midfielder (!) Dan Moody is clearly the ‘danger man’, with 19 goals already to his name this season, following two seasons as prolific top scorer for Guildford City.

In the Surrey Senior Cup the Chips beat Mole Valley 5-2 away in the first round and then defeated Epsom and Ewell 3-0 at home in the last round.

GETTING THERE

Chipstead FC
High Road
Chipstead
Surrey
CR3 5SF

Tel: 01737 553250

By car

Head for the M25 eastbound and exit at J7, M23 Northbound, signposted Croydon, which becomes the A23 after two miles. After about another mile turn left at traffic lights, by a BP garage, into Star Lane. Follow Star Lane as it becomes Elmore Road, keeping the church and green on your left. At the crossroads with High Road turn left (signposted Lower Kingswood and Reigate): parking for away supporters is 200 yards on the left. The clubhouse and turnstiles are a further 200 yards along the same road.

By train

The Chipstead website advises travelling to Coulsdon South and taking a taxi from the station, which is about three miles to the ground. Chipstead station is nearer (just over a mile) but you have to go up a very steep and narrow hill with no pavements. (Unlike at Coulsdon South, there is no cab office.) Sounds dangerous on a dark evening!

The quickest way of getting to Coulsdon South is to take a train to Clapham Junction and change there. The 18.26 from Clapham would get you to Coulsdon South at 18.47, whilst the 18.57 arrives at 19.14. There are trains back at 22.15 and 22.47.

NEXT UP

The Cards’ forthcoming games are:

Saturday 11 January – Woking v Braintree Town
Saturday 18 January – Welling United v Woking
Tuesday 21 January – Woking v Chester

The Cards’ away trip to Kidderminster Harriers on 14 January will have to be re-arranged following the Harriers’ draw against Peterborough United in the FA Cup.

Come on, you Cards!

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