Hampton and Richmond Borough v Woking
3pm on Saturday 30 October 2010
The Cards need to put out of their minds their FA Cup tie in a week’s time at Brighton and HA and concentrate on improving their unimpressive league record, which sees them sitting in 15th place in the table. Last season Graham Baker’s side produced one of their best away performances at The Beveree to win 2-0. Let’s hope that last week’s three goals against Eastleigh have ended Woking’s goal drought and that the side can build on the much more encouraging display served up then.
The general expectation is that, subject to any new injury worries, Graham will start with the same XI who took the field against Eastleigh – which would mean another run-out for the front pairing of Craig Faulconbridge and Elvis Hammond, both of whom found the net last Saturday.
HAMPTON AND RICHMOND BOROUGH
Alan Devonshire’s side did not perform as well as expected last season, having reached the play-off final the year before, but have made a solid start this time round. They now sit in 9th place, four points above the Cards, but have played one game more. Ex-Card Charlie Moone has made an auspicious start to his time at the club, scoring five goals in the league so far.
The Beavers’ home record isn’t brilliant, having won 2 (v Dartford and Dover), drawn 1 (v Dorchester) and lost 3 (v Bromley, Havant and W and Farnborough). On 16 October they suffered a crushing 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Farnborough, which they followed up last weekend with a 0-0 draw at Weston-super-Mare. In the FA Cup they went out in the 3rd Qualifying Round at Harrow Borough.
Other players in the Beavers’ squad include experienced striker Ian Hodges.
The Beveree Stadium
Off Station Road
Leaves 1pm. Members £10; non-Members £15. Phone the Club Shop today to book your place (01483 772470).
From the A3 leave at the junction signed Hampton Court. Follow signs for Hampton Court, which will take you through Esher and past Sandown Park Race Course. Once over Hampton Court Bridge turn left onto Hampton Court Road. After about 1½ miles turn right into High Street, then left into Station Road.
There are signs at the turnings on the Hampton Court Road, Station Road and outside Beaver Close directing you to the ground.
The best bet is probably to go via Clapham Junction to Hampton (not Hampton Wick or Hampton Court), but you can also pick the train up at Wimbledon. The 12.46 and 13.17 from Woking should get you there at 13.53 and 14.23 respectively. The station is about a 10 minute walk to the ground: leave the station and turn left on Station Road. Trains back are at 21 minutes and 51 minutes past each hour. Check www.trainline.com for more details.
£10 Adults, £5 Concessions, £3 Under 12's.
Come on, you Cards!
P.S. Don’t forget that you will be able to buy your FA Cup tickets in person at the Club on Sunday from 12 noon. The Cardinals’ Bar will be open, with live football being shown on the big screen.