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5. Ben Gerring

The powerful centre-back activated a clause in his contract upon the club’s promotion from National League South which ensured him an extended stay at the Laithwaite Community Stadium.

Ben originally joined Woking in October 2018, after manager Alan Dowson confessed that he was looking for more leadership from his defenders, and the former Truro City captain fit the bill perfectly. After making his debut in a 1-1 home draw with Chelmsford City, he scored the winner in his second game, a 1-0 victory over Welling United in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup – with the Cards going onto reach the third round proper and take on Premier League Watford, where the popular defender struck up a friendly rivalry with striker Troy Deeney. More goals followed as Ben made his presence felt from set pieces, with goals against Hungerford, Billericay and another winner away at Slough giving him four for the season. A regular in the team right through until the end of the season, he finished the year with 36 appearances in all competitions, with his performances earning him a well-deserved place in the National League South team of the year – the only Woking player to earn that accolade as the Cards clinched promotion to the National League via the play-offs.

A relative veteran of non-league football, Ben started his senior career with Weymouth back in 2010, after leaving boyhood club Plymouth Argyle. However, it was only after earning a switch to National League club Torquay United in October 2015, that he truly began to establish himself. He spent the best part of two seasons with the Gulls, twice helping the club steer clear of the bottom four with a late run of form, with perhaps his most memorable moment for the club being the winner in a dramatic 4-3 victory over Forest Green Rovers, who would go on to be promoted. However, loan spells at Truro and Weston-super-Mare restricted his game time at Plainmoor and a permanent move to Cornwall followed in the summer of 2017. A successful season saw the White Tigers finish in seventh place and earn a National League South play-off spot, only for them to lose their eliminator to Dowse, whose Hampton and Richmond Borough side won 3-1 after extra time. A short-lived spell at Billericay Town followed at the start of the 2018/19 campaign before he joined up with Woking for what proved to be a hugely successful season.

2019/20 Sponsor: IOW Glides

2019/20 Season Stats

Pl (s)Gls (p)Yellow CardsRed Cards
League:32 (0)1 (0)81
Cup:4 (0)0 (0)10
Total:36 (0)1 (0)91

Woking Career Stats

Pl (s)Gls (p)Yellow CardsRed Cards
61 (0)4 (0)133
11 (0)1 (0)40
72 (0)5 (0)173

Ben Gerring

Position: Centre-Back

Date of Birth: 01/01/1991

Debut: 13/10/2018

Previous Clubs:
Kettering Town
Cambridge City
Taunton Town
Truro City
Bideford AFC
Hayes & Yeading United
Torquay United
Billericay Town

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