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Off to Somerset in the Cup

Alan Worth - 29th September 2011

Off to Somerset in the Cup Wells City vs Woking
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
3pm on Saturday 1st October

Woking begin their FA Cup campaign in Somerset in the 2nd Round Qualifying in the cathedral city of Wells. The fixture has already been surrounded with something of a controversy concerning which club should face us in this round.


The Cards will want to match if at all possible the success of last seasonís route to the 1st Round and two pulsating and very profitable games against the First Division leaders and eventual Champions Brighton and Hove Albion. Garry Hill would appear to have the majority of his squad available for selection and despite the fact that we face a lower league side will want to ensure a victory at the Athletic Ground and avoid any need for a replay. This should mean he fields a strong side.

Garry faces a number of selection dilemmas, not least at Number One with Aaron Howe performing well against Dorchester and providing strong competition for Andy Littleís keeperís spot. Mark Ricketts filled in for Adam Doyle at Dorchester in the centre of defence due to illness. We might expect to see Adam back in the side providing he has recovered with the Cards' captain moving back into midfield. Up front Wayne Gray has started ahead of Elvis Hammond for the last two games and it will be interesting to see who gets the nod this time round.

Wells City

Wells City play in the interestingly-named Toolstation Western Football League - Premier Division and currently lie in 14th position. They beat Bishopís Cleeve, a side that Woking met at the start of last seasonís Cup campaign, 1-0 away to reach the 1st Round Qualifying before losing in the next round 3-0 to Chippenham Town. Their reinstatement in the competition came about as a result of Chippenham fielding an inegible player.

Striker Steve Murray is the club's leading scorer with eight goals in all competitions.

This will be the first time that Woking FC have played Wells City in a competitive fixture.

Getting There

The Athletic Ground
Rowdens Road

Website: www.wellscityfc.org.uk

By Coach

Departs: 11.30am
Members: £18
Non-Members: £23

Ring the Club Shop or email shop@wokingfc.co.uk to book.

By Car

From the A303 heading West, keep left at the A36 exit signposted Warminster and merge onto the A36. At the Cley Hill Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A362 signposted Longleat, at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit to stay on the A362. Turn left onto the A361, continue onto Charlton Road in Shepton Mallet, which then becomes Paul Street, and Commercial Road. Continue onto Pike Hill / A371. Turn left onto Rowdens Road, and the Football Club is on this road on the left.

By Train

The nearest station is in Castle Cary, 11 miles from Wells.

Admission Prices

Adults: £6
Concessions & Juniors: £2

Come on, you Cards!
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