Cards begin Surrey Senior Cup trail
4:32pm, Mon 13th Dec 2010
Whyteleafe v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup, 2nd Round
7.45pm on Tuesday 14 December 2010
The Cards travel to Whyteleafe tomorrow (Tuesday) evening for their first match in this season’s Surrey Senior Cup competition. No doubt Graham Baker will be looking to field a mix of first team players, like Dave Gilroy, Craig Faulconbridge and Alan Inns, who’ve not been regular starters and younger prospects such as Matt Pegler, Charlie Turnbull and Anson Cousins. It appears that neither Reiss Noel nor Joe Keehan is eligible to play in this tie.
Confidence should be high in the Kingfield camp after a satisfying, very professional, win over Harlow, extending the side’s unbeaten run – bar Brighton replay penalty shoot-out – to 10 games. A win at Whyteleafe would be welcome but the real test will come on Saturday, at home to St Albans City, for it’s victories in the league that Graham Baker really needs now, as we approach the busy Christmas/New Year programme, to haul the club up the Conference South table. With the addition of Elvis Hammond, Lee Sawyer, Joe Keehan and Reiss Noel to the ranks, the squad certainly looks better balanced and capable of mounting a play-off challenge.
The ‘Leafe lie in 19th place in the Ryman League Division One South, having won five, drawn three and lost eleven games, scoring 24 goals and conceding 39. In the previous round in the Surrey Senior Cup they beat Banstead Athletic 3-1 away from home. The ‘Leafe went out of the FA Cup at the first attempt, losing 4-3 away to Chipstead. In the FA Trophy they did well to draw 0-0 away at Bognor Regis Town but then crashed to a 6-1 home defeat in the replay. On Saturday they lost 4-1 at Walton Casuals after having two players sent off.
The winners of this tie will be away to the winners of the Chessington and Hook v Corinthian Casuals tie in the next round.
Directions, from Whyteleafe’s official website, are as follows:
FROM THE M25 AND THE SOUTH
From Junction 6 of the M25 head north along the A22 (signposted to London, Croydon and Caterham). At Wapses Lodge Roundabout, where the Ann Summers building is clearly visible opposite, take the third exit. Take the first left adjacent to Whyteleafe South railway station and cross the level crossing. Fork right after 200 yards into Church Road. The ground is a quarter of a mile down the road on the right.
FROM THE NORTH
From Purley Cross (where the A23 crosses the A22), head south signposted to Eastbourne and the M25. Pass 'My Old China' (Chinese restaurant) on your right and continue under a railway bridge. Follow the A22 through Kenley and into Whyteleafe. At the first roundabout (with Whyteleafe Tavern opposite), turn right and cross a level crossing adjacent to Whyteleafe Station. Take first left into Church Road keeping St Luke Church to your right. The ground is a quarter of a mile up the road on the left.
Due to developments within the ground, on-site parking is now significantly more limited than in the past. There are no parking restrictions along Church Road – however, please have consideration for local residents. In addition there is a large car park at Whyteleafe Railway Station but please do check for charges made by Southern Railway.
Come on, you Cards!