Woking News & Mail

Surrey Senior Cup campaign begins

Brian Caffarey
9:12pm, Mon 7th Dec 2009
Dorking v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup 2nd Round
7.45pm on Tuesday 8 December 2009

Weather permitting – there is a pitch inspection at 1pm tomorrow - we begin this season’s Surrey Senior Cup campaign with a visit to Dorking on Tuesday evening. The winners will be at home to Merstham in the next round.


Graham Baker has made it clear that he will be playing the players who were on the bench on Saturday, plus ‘fringe’ first team squad players and one or two Academy lads. On that basis, we can expect to see appearances from the likes of Matt Pegler, Nicky Nicolau, Sam Sloma, Jamie Hand, Luke Medley, Charlie Moone and Joe McNerney (if his suspension hasn’t kicked in by then). Academy candidates presumably include strikers Ola Sogbanmu and Ollie Palmer and central defender Aaron Gough but there must be plenty of other Youth Team players whom Graham will want to consider.


The Chicks were promoted back to the Combined Counties Premier Division at the end of last season but currently linger in 19th place, with two wins, seven draws and nine defeats so far. They have scored 21 league goals and conceded 48. Their last game was on 28 November, when they lost 4-0 away to Molesey.

Tony Webb has just stepped down as First Team Manager due to work commitments. Dave Argent, formerly Assistant Manager, has taken over the reins.

We last met Dorking in the 1993-94 season, winning 3-1 at home in the 1st Round of this competition. Clive Walker scored two goals and Scott Steele netted the third.


Dorking Football Club, Meadowbank, Mill Lane, Dorking, Surrey,

By car: from Kingfield take the A247 and then the A25, turning left at Mill Lane when you reach Dorking.

By train: it’s about a 10-minute walk from any of the three Dorking stations. Mill Lane is signposted from the town centre. The 18.43 from Woking, changing at Guildford onto the 19.10, will get you to Dorking Deepdene at 19.26. But trains back are difficult: look up www.nationalrail.co.uk for details.

The Supporters’ Club is not running a coach to this match.

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