12:00am, Thu 6th Nov 2008
WOKING v BOGNOR REGIS TOWN
Setanta Shield Third Round
3pm on Saturday 8 November 2008
Phil Gilchrist will be hoping his forwards can get some shooting practice in against the Rocks, who currently prop up the Conference South table. Ex-Kingfield stalwart Gary MacDonald, who joined the Rocks earlier this season, will no doubt have other ideas. Both sides will be looking to leave behind their recent disappointing form and build confidence for the struggles ahead in their respective leagues. The winners of Saturday?s game will be away to Salisbury City in the next round. REDUCED ADMISSION PRICES APPLY FOR THIS GAME.
Phil Gilchrist has said that he will be putting out his strongest side and will be keen to make progress in this competition after falling at the first hurdle in the FA Cup. Paul Lorraine, the Cards? most consistent defender this season, missed last Saturday?s game with a groin strain ? he had apparently been troubled by it in previous games although you wouldn?t have noticed! ? but hopes to be fit in time for this match. This is also Lenny Pidgeley?s last chance ? assuming he is selected ? to shine before the Kingfield crowd before his loan spell runs out. He has shown his top-class pedigree during his time with the Cards and must surely have caught the eye of one or two other clubs in the process.
Two players who won?t be figuring for Woking on Saturday are Manny Williams and Nick Gindre, both of whom have gone out on loan this week. Manny has returned to Maidenhead United and Nick has gone to Croydon Athletic.
BOGNOR REGIS TOWN
The Rocks, beset by money troubles like many other clubs, are having a tough time of it in the Conference South this season and currently lie in last place with only 7 points from 15 games, having won 1, drawn 4 and lost 10.
Apart from Gary MacDonald, other familiar names include captain Duncan Jupp, who played for a host of League clubs, most recently Gillingham. The main strike threat comes from Tom Clarke, previously with Eastleigh but who has also had spells at Yeovil and Dorchester.
18 Oct: St Albans City 1 Bognor Regis Town 0
21 Oct: Bognor Regis Town 1 Bromley 1 (Clarke)
25 Oct: Thurrock 1 Bognor Regis Town 1 (Clarke)
28 Oct: Hassocks 2 Bognor Regis Town 5 (SSC)
1 Nov: Bognor Regis Town 0 Braintree 2 (FAT) (o.g. (2), Jupp, Savage, Clarke)
Bognor Regis Town 1 Woking 0
28 July 2007
The Cards, who had been beaten the previous evening at Havant and Waterlooville, put in another unconvincing performance as Frank Gray?s new side prepared for last season. Marvin Morgan missed a penalty before a mistake by Tom Hutchinson allowed the Rocks? Luke Nightingale to give Bognor the lead. The Cards pressed early on in the second half but couldn?t hit the target and the Rocks finished the stronger of the two sides.
Woking: Nick Gindre (Ross WOrner, 76); Paul Lorraine (Matt Ruby, 45), Tom Hutchinson, Jay Gasson; Matt Gray (Goma Lambu, 45), Jerome Maledon (David Shin, 45), Bradley Quamina (Billy Hussey, 79), Danny Bunce; Matt Pattison (Kevin McLaren, 79), Marvin Morgan, Giuseppe Sole (Michael Charles, 63).
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There will be a ?1 matchday programme on sale, including action replays of the Stevenage and Exeter City FA Youth Cup games and more news of the Cardinals Supporters? Society, plus previews of matches coming up.
Come on, you Cards!