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On This Day
9th December
8th December
  • 1945: Woking 7 Kingstonian 0. With five goals from Bob Reeves.
  • 1973: Midfield dynamo Geoff Chapple helps Woking win 3-2 against local rivals Walton & Hersham at Kingfield.
  • 1990: Woking 5 Merthyr Tydfil 1, Mark Biggins scores a hat trick in this FA Cup 2nd Round tie.
7th December
  • 1907: A crowd of 1,200 saw Cecil "Dibble" Sailsbury score both goals in a 2-2 draw against Oxford City in the 5th Qlfy Rd of the English (FA) Cup at Pembroke Rd. Woking won the replay 2-1 setting up a 1st Round tie with the mighty Bolton Wanderers.
  • 1911: Ronnie Rooke born in Guildford, scorer of 29 goals in 26 league and cup appearances in the 1932/33 season.
  • 1991: Woking 3 Yeovil Town 0. A crowd of 4,250 saw a stunning hat-trick for George Friel in this FA Cup 2nd Round tie at Kingfield.
  • 1996: F.A Cup 2nd Round. Cambridge United 0 Woking 2. A cross, a shot, a fluke? Who cares, they all count! This FA Cup tie against Division 3, Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium was heading towards a draw, unless somebody "tried something a little bit different". Walker said: "I noticed in the first half the Cambridge keeper came off his line when a cross came over. So when I got the chance I decided to go for it and hit a deeper shot to the far post." In the 74th minute the 39 year old veteran got that chance, when he was given unexpected space 25 yards from goal outside the top left-hand corner of the penalty area. Walker floated in a high, hanging "cross" to the far post, "I looked up and thought if it bends it's going to go in." Bend the ball did, brushing off the post and into the net.
6th December
  • 1986: Two goals for Tim Buzaglo weren't enough for Woking as they are defeated at Kingfield by Hungerford 4-2 in Isthmian League Division 2 South.
  • 2005: The Cards equal their record winning margin by beating Camberley 13-0 in the Surrey Senior Cup. This was Camberley Town's biggest defeat in their 111 year history.
5th December
  • 1896: Woking 6 Walton 0 in the West Surrey League.
  • 1962: Striker and journalist Clive Youlton was born.
  • 1978: Woking beat Barnet 3-0 in an FA Cup 1st Rd 2nd replay at Griffin Park Brentford, Alan Morton (2) and Eggie James were the scorers for the Cards.
  • 1992: Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Woking 1 at the Goldstone Ground in the FA Cup. Shane Wye scoring Woking's equaliser.
4th December
  • 1903: Johnny Price was born in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh in India.
  • 1920: Woking are defeated 5-1 at home by Redhill in the Surrey Senior Cup.
  • 1994: Woking are dumped out of the F.A Cup in the 2nd round at Marlow 1-2.

A huge thanks to Mark Doyle for compiling the information for this feature!

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