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Play-off drama awaits!

Nick Shaw
1:55pm, Tue 3rd May 2011
Woking vs Farnborough
Blue Square Bet South Play-Off Semi-Final 1st Leg
7.45pm on Wednesday 4th May 2011

Get down to Kingfield tomorrow night if you possibly can for the biggest game of the season so far! The Cards made it to the play-offs on Saturday with a draw against fellow play-off side Ebbsfleet, and now face second-placed Farnborough in the Semi-Final. Garry Hill’s side achieved a home draw and an away win against Steve King’s side in the league. Can they overcome the bookies’ favourites this time round?

WOKING

Garry Hill will be without midfield player Michael Doughty, who won't return from international duty in time. Doughty is currently away in Norway with the Wales U19 team, who are playing UEFA U19 Elite Qualifying matches.
Former Farnborough defender Adam Doyle, who won Woking FC Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season on Saturday, will be looking to play against his old team after missing out last time through suspension.

Cards fans will be hoping that captain Mark Ricketts will have recovered from the injury that forced him from the field on Saturday.

FARNBOROUGH

Farnborough finished the league campaign with a 3-2 win on Saturday against relegated Thurrock, finishing seven points behind champions Braintree Town and six points ahead of the Cards. Jay Davies, formerly with Woking on loan from Peterborough, made his second start for the club, setting up their opening goal from a corner. There was also a return for danger-men Kezie Ibe and Bradley Bubb, who missed the match against Woking ten days ago through injury.

Last 6 Matches:

Farnborough 3 Thurrock 2
Dorchester Town 2 Farnborough 1
Farnborough 1 Woking 2
Chelmsford City 0 Farnborough 1
Welling United 1 Farnborough 0
Eastleigh 0 Farnborough 3

ADMISSION PRICES

This is an 'all pay' game, with normal admission prices:

Adults: £12
Concessions/Students: £8
U16s: £2

The game will be segregated.

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

Woking 1 Farnborough 1
5 March 2011

If this encounter is anything to go by, fans will be in for a very exciting game on Wednesday evening. In front of a 2,123 crowd the Cards took an early lead through Kieran Murtagh, only to concede an equaliser in the 97th minute scored by Dale Binns. In between Steve King had been sent to the stands and seven players were booked.

Farnborough 1 Woking 2
23 April 2011

Facing a daunting target of getting seven points from their last three games and playing against a side who still had a chance of catching leaders Braintree Town, Garry Hill’s team showed great determination, taking a deserved lead midway through the first half with a fine strike from Elvis Hammond, who’d been played in by Michael Doughty. An own goal by Farnborough keeper Michael Jordan, from an Andy Burgess free-kick, doubled the Cards’ lead shortly after the break. There was a nervous final ten minutes for Cards fans after McDonald pulled a goal back with a crisp shot. Alan Inns, making a surprise recall from his loan spell at Boreham Wood to replace the suspended Adam Doyle, took the ‘man of the match’ accolades.



Come on, you Cards!

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