Cards wait on pitch inspection
8:04pm, Mon 27th Dec 2010
Maidenhead United v Woking
3pm on Tuesday 28 December 2010
SUBJECT TO PITCH INSPECTION AT 11.00AM
Buoyed by their excellent win against Havant and Waterlooville on Boxing Day, the Cards will be hoping that the York Road pitch is playable tomorrow and that they can extend their 11-game unbeaten run, preferably with another three points.
Graham Baker has plenty of options if he wants to change things round a bit for this trip, with players of the calibre of Craig Faulconbridge, Aswad Thomas, Jerome Maledon, Moses Ademola and Alan Inns not making the starting XI on Boxing Day. Most Cards fans will no doubt be hoping that Graham plays an attacking line-up in a bid to claim all three points and move even closer to the play-off places.
The Magpies sit in 14th place with 20 points from 17 games, four places (and three points) below Woking. Their home record is poor, with two wins, two draws and four defeats so far in the league, having scored only 7 goals and conceded 14.
The Magpies’ squad includes ex-Card Bradley Quamina in midfield. The most significant Woking connection, though, comes in the shape of Assistant Manager, the great Dereck Brown.
Manager Johnson Hippolyte has recently brought in Cliff Akurang from Thurrock to boost their goalscoring options. Kieron St Aimie is generally the ‘danger man’ and is the side’s top scorer so far with five goals. Some other familiar names include Will Hendry, a previous target for Graham Baker, and Bobby Behzadi. The rangy Alex Wall also caused us a few problems down the Maidenhead right flank in the Cards’ defeat at home in August: one of Woking’s worst displays of the season.
The Magpies’ last game was on 14 December when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Boreham Wood. Three days previously they had done well to gain a 2-2 draw at Dover Athletic.
Coach leaves Kingfield at 1pm.
Cost £10 for members, £15 for non-members.
From Woking head to the M25, which you then leave at junction 15 to join the M4 (signposted The West, Reading, Slough). Leave the M4 at junction 8/9 and follow signs for Maidenhead town centre. Proceed to the first roundabout on the one-way system and take the fourth exit, thereafter taking a left at the cinema. Go down the hill and the ground is the second exit on the right.
From Woking you’ll have to change at least twice, at London Waterloo and Paddington. Trains leave Paddington at 20, 25, 50 and 55 minutes past the hour. The overall journey takes around two hours. York Road is a short walk from Maidenhead station. Cross the one-way system and walk to the end of Bell Street. Trains head back to Paddington at 12 and 42 minutes past the hour. Return tickets cost £18.10, according to www.nationalrail.co.uk
Come on, you Cards!
P.S. Don’t forget that the Cards are away to Havant and Waterlooville on New Year’s Day and then at home to Boreham Wood at 3pm on Monday 3 January.