Cards make short trip
7:03am, Fri 15th Oct 2010
Staines Town v Woking
3pm on Saturday 16 October 2010
The Cards travel to close neighbours Staines Town on Saturday afternoon anxious to improve their league form before getting back to FA Cup action the following Saturday.
Graham Baker will have been heartened by the fact that his side created more chances on Tuesday night in their FA Cup win over Brentwood Town, with Moses Ademola looking lively on the right flank. But there were the familiar problems in putting the ball in the net, with the initial front pair of Dave Gilroy and Andy Forbes failing to register. In the end, it was substitute Ola Sogbanmu who grabbed the late winner.
Adam Doyle will be missing in defence, having been sent off in the Cards’ last home league game. This points to a central defensive pairing of Alan Inns and Joe McNerney.
The Cards lie in 12th place in the table, seven points adrift of the play-off places, with four wins, one draw and five defeats in their 10 games so far. They have registered a mere seven goals in those games, with only bottom-of-the-table Lewes having a worse record.
Staines Town, who narrowly missed out on a play-off place last year, have also had a comparatively poor start to the season, with only two wins so far. At home they’ve won one, drawn two and lost two, with four goals scored and five conceded. The win came against Lewes, with draws being achieved against St Albans City and Boreham Wood, whilst both Welling United and Havant and Waterlooville left with all three points. The Swans currently lie in 16th place in the table. Like Woking, though, Staines have made it through to the 4th Qualifying Round of the Cup, having disposed of Tooting and Mitcham and Bury Town.
There are a number of familiar names in the Swans’ squad, including former Cards Simon Jackson and Michael Kamara, the latter having just returned from a loan spell at Tooting and Mitcham. Two new loan signings are Jacob Walcott, an England youth international from Reading, and Kayan Kalipha, a striker from Concord Rangers.
The Supporters’ Club is not running a coach to this game.
The AA recommended route from Kingfield is to head for the M25, leaving at J13. Then follow A30, B376 and A308 to Staines. In the town centre follow signs for Shepperton and Laleham, going forward onto Thames Street (B376). After some 700 metres turn right onto Wheatsheaf Lane. Allow about half an hour for the journey.
Adults £10, Concessions £5, Students £6 (with proof), Family ticket (Mum, Dad and two children) £25.
Come on, you Cards!
P.S. Don’t miss the Cards’ FA Cup tie at Kingfield in a week’s time when they take on Eastleigh for a place in the First Round proper.