Big derby clash on Saturday

Brian Caffarey
7:05am, Fri 4th Mar 2011
Woking v Farnborough
3pm on Saturday 5 March 2011

Woking and Farnborough fans will be flocking to Kingfield on Saturday for a mouth-watering local derby between two in-form, play-off chasing sides. Garry Hill’s team, after a fantastic display against Ebbsfleet on Tuesday, will be seeking their eighth successive league win, whilst Steve King’s Boro side will be looking to consolidate their top five place. Don’t miss it – and bring a friend!


Cards fans are still breathless after Tuesday’s wonderful display of attacking football, which destroyed second-placed Ebbsfleet in a mere half an hour. (If you were unfortunate enough to miss the game, watch the highlights on WFCTV!) You probably have to go back to the days of Clive Walker, Scott Steele et al to recall a Cards side that played with such flair. And it wasn’t just ‘gung ho’ stuff either: the side also defended as though their lives depended on it, maintaining their seventh successive clean sheet in the league. The Cards are now in 6th place in the table, five points off Welling United but with a game in hand.

The good news midweek was that Kieran Murtagh, a huge influence, with Jay Davies, in the Woking midfield, has had his loan from Wycombe Wanderers extended by another month. And now Garry has further strengthened the squad by adding two more forwards: James Walker and Nathan Koranteng, both of whom have signed till the end of the season.

Adam Doyle will be eager to impress against his former club, who were rather unhappy to lose him – and we can understand why, given his outstanding form all season.


Farnborough, promoted last season from the Southern League Premier Division, lie in 3rd place in the BSS, with 56 points from 29 games, seven points clear of the Cards from the same number of games. Their away record is impressive, with eight wins, one draw and four defeats, scoring 28 goals and conceding 18.

Farnborough’s recent results, starting with last Saturday’s game at home to Dorchester, have been:

Farnborough 2 Dorchester Town 0
Farnborough 1 St Albans City 0
Thurrock 2 Farnborough 4
Farnborough 0 Boreham Wood 1
Ebbsfleet United 0 Farnborough 3

Bradley Bubb has been the main ‘danger man’ for Farnborough, having already netted 14 times. Some familiar names in Steve King’s side include experienced midfielder Gary Holloway, strikers Michael Malcolm and Kezie Ibe, plus winger Dale Binns.


Adults - £12
Juniors (u16s) - £2
Concessions / Students - £8

The game will be segregated. Farnborough fans should follow the ‘away fans’ signs.

The Cardinals Bar will be open from 12 noon with a special promotion both before and after the match. From 12 noon until 1.30pm ALL DRAUGHT beers will be £2 a pint, which gives you a real bargain on Fosters, London Pride bitter and Guinness.

There will be football on the big screen and fish and chips available from Seafare on the ground floor of the LGS which you can bring back into the bar.

Then the £2 a pint draught special will return after full-time.


See the earlier news item for details of our great matchday programme, including the new ‘lucky programme’ attraction.

Come on, you Cards!

N.B. Don’t forget that the Kingfield Road Bridge is closed to vehicles.
Pedestrian access will remain via a footbridge, but those travelling by car to the ground may have to take a diversion. For more details about the diversion, including a map, please see the Woking Borough Council website: www.woking.gov.uk/en...nmap

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