12:00am, Tue 7th Apr 2009
NORTHWICH VICTORIA v WOKING
7.45pm on Tuesday 7 April 2009
The win at Barrow on Saturday has given the Cards a crucial lifeline as they take on the Vics this evening. Another win tonight would, at a minimum, lift the Cards above Weymouth, with fellow strugglers York City also in action. But, although the Vics are all but relegated, they shouldn?t be taken for granted, having put in some decent performances recently, including remaining undefeated in their last two home games.
The Cards will be without Colin Miles, suspended after being sent off on Saturday. Dan Sintim can be expected to take his place. It remains to be seen if any of Woking?s walking wounded have sufficiently recovered to be in contention.
The Vics lie one off the bottom with only 25 points from 40 games. They are effectively relegated: defeat tonight would seal their fate. Their home record reads Won 3 Drawn 5 Lost 11, with 20 goals scored and 26 conceded.
Their recent results have been:
Ebbsfleet United 1 Northwich Victoria 0
Northwich Victoria 1 Salisbury City 1
Northwich Victoria 4 Rushden and Diamonds 2
Northwich Victoria 2 Torquay United 3
Northwich Victoria 1 Wrexham 2
Cambridge United 4 Northwich Victoria 1
Caretaker manager Andy Preece is ringing the changes: Darryn Stamp has left for Gateshead and Paul Barratt too has departed. New arrivals include Luke Joyce, a midfielder from Carlisle; and Jeff Whitley, former Manchester City and NI international midfielder, who, however, is injured.
In the home game on 31 January the Cards had a surprisingly comfortable 4-1 win over the Vics, with Wilfried Domoraud netting a hat-trick and Goma Lambu also scoring.
07-08 Northwich Victoria 1 Woking 3
(Pattison, Gatting, Hakim)
Woking 2 Northwich Victoria 3
06-07 Northwich Victoria 0-2 Woking
Woking 3-2 Northwich Victoria
(Marum, Hutchinson, Smith)
05-06 Woking 0-0 NorthwichVictoria (FA Cup 2nd Round)
Northwich Victoria 2-1 Woking (FA Cup Replay)
Tel: 01606 41555
The Supporters? Club is not running a coach to this game.
Directions from M6, J19. Follow A556 towards Northwich for about three miles. Turn right onto A559 towards Lostock (just as road becomes a divided dual carriageway). Turn right at 1st set of traffic lights (immediately before Slow and Easy public house). Turn left at crossroads with Black Greyhound pub. Follow road; about 500 yards on turn left just after a Renault garage and follow road to the end, where you will find the new ground.
Wincham Business Park is about 20 minutes? walk from Northwich Station. It is not well served by buses. From station head past Lion and Railway public house towards town centre for about 150 yards, where you will reach a roundabout. Cross over Chester Way to your right, and take next right turn into New Warrington Road, passing Mill House public house on your right. Follow road for about half a mile until you reach Chapel Street on your right (signposted). Look out for signs to Victoria Stadium.
Come on, you Cards!