12:00am, Mon 19th Jan 2009
WOKING v LEATHERHEAD
Surrey Senior Cup, Third Round
7.45pm on Tuesday 20 January 2009
Reduced admission prices (see below) apply for this game. Phil Gilchrist will be looking for a reaction from his side to Saturday?s hugely disappointing performance at Cambridge ? in preparation for the crucial games coming up in the BSP. He has confirmed that he will be putting out his first team for this fixture. The winners of this tie will be away to either AFC Wimbledon or Dulwich Hamlet in the Quarter-Final.
Daniel Spence has finished his loan spell and has returned to Reading. Phil Gilchrist has expressed his thanks to Daniel for all his efforts during his time at Kingfield and has said that he will be keeping an eye on his situation. After an understandably tentative start Daniel looked increasingly confident in recent games and his industry in midfield, and his versatility, will be missed.
On the injury front, Danny Bunce picked up a knock on Saturday and looks likely to miss Tuesday?s game and may be out for longer. Colin Miles has been recovering from a serious ear infection but is expected to play on Tuesday. Tom Hutchinson has started some gentle ball work but is probably a couple of weeks away from resuming full training.
On the suspension front, Bradley Quamina has now served his two-match ban, so will presumably appear on Tuesday. But Matt Pattison will miss Tuesday?s game as well as Saturday?s game against Ebbsfleet.
Phil Gilchrist has confirmed that he is still trying to bring players in on loan ? he is not in a position to offer contracts, so he says that the transfer window is largely irrelevant ? but has been thwarted so far by lack of finances.
Woking have reached this stage of the competition by beating Croydon away 2-0.
The Tanners, managed by Bob Langford, currently lie in 16th place in the Ryman League Division One South, having won 7, drawn 4 and lost 11 of their leagues games so far this season. On Saturday they were defeated 2-0 at home by Kingstonian. The Tanners? side includes Billy Marshall, who was formerly with Woking?s Academy but left to join the Johnson brothers at Bristol City before returning to play for his home-town club last season.
Leatherhead beat Cobham 2-1 away in Round 2 of this competition
Please note that the Leslie Gosden Stand will not be open for this game.
There will be a programme on sale, price ?1, which includes David Taylor?s and Phil Gilchrist?s comments on Saturday?s game as well as Tom Barnardo?s match report.
Come on, you Cards!