Woking v Ashford Town (Middx)
Surrey Senior Cup Quarter-Final
7.45pm on Monday 13 February 2012
The Cards will be hoping that the Kingfield pitch defrosts in time to allow players a competitive run-out on Monday evening before next Saturdayâ€™s big game against Dartford. Keep an eye out for further announcements.
With the postponement of the home game against Dorchester Town and the away trip to Weston-super-Mare itâ€™s now a couple of weeks since Garry Hillâ€™s side played their last match, their 2-1 away win at Boreham Wood.
No doubt Garry would have liked to have built on that victory and maintained momentum, especially ahead of the vital game against the Darts, but at least the enforced rest ought to have helped the recovery from injury of Mark Ricketts, Dale Binns, Jay Davies and Paris Cowan-Hall. It would be a considerable boost if any of this quartet were available for the Dartford clash.
Progress so far in the Surrey Senior Cup has seen the Cards gain a 2-0 home win over Merstham and a 3-0 away win at Ash United. The winner of Monday nightâ€™s game will be at home to either Carshalton Athletic or Metropolitan Police in the semi-final.
ASHFORD TOWN (MIDDX)
Ashford Town play in the Southern League Division One Central, where they currently sit in 12th position, with nine wins, nine draws, ten defeats and 40 goals scored and 40 conceded. Like Woking, they have not played for a couple of weeks, their last game ending in a 1-0 home win over Leighton Town.
Ashford Townâ€™s progress so far in this competition has come through a 4-0 away win at Egham Town and a 2-1 win at Walton Casuals.
The Tangerinesâ€™ squad includes a number of players who have come through their youth set-up, including striker Mark Bitmead, whose goal tally this season is bettered only by Dan Brown, who joined Ashford from Sunday football last summer.
Come on, you Cards!
P.S. Make sure youâ€™ve got next Saturdayâ€™s home fixture against second-placed Dartford firmly in your diary!