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Cards begin Surrey Senior Cup trail

Brian Caffarey
6:54pm, Mon 19th Nov 2012
Merstham v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup 2nd Round
7.45pm on Tuesday 20 November 2012

The Cards begin their defence of the Surrey Senior Cup with a trip to Merstham tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. Merstham currently lie in mid-table in the Ryman League Division One South. Garry will no doubt give priority in selecting his side to those members of his first team squad who did not get ninety minutes on the pitch on Saturday.

WOKING

While Woking need to concentrate on preserving their BSP status and, secondly, on having a decent run in the FA Trophy, a good run-out against Merstham – preferably with more clinical finishing than we saw at the weekend – would be helpful preparation for Saturday’s Trophy tie against Farnborough.

Lee Sawyer, Bradley Bubb and Mike Cestor are all available again after serving their one-match suspensions at the weekend.

The winners of the tie will travel to Farnham Town in the next round.

MERSTHAM

The Moatsiders, much like Woking, don’t seem to have much difficulty in scoring goals but seem unable to keep a clean sheet. So far, they’ve scored 30 goals in 15 games but have let in 31. Ten days ago they were involved in an amazing 6-6 draw away to Walton Casuals, coming back from 6-1 down to share the points. On Saturday they lost 2-1 at home to Faversham Town.

There are a few familiar names in the Merstham squad, including striker Mark Nwojeki, who has scored against us for Staines and AFC Wimbledon and is on loan to Merstham from Kingstonian; Luke L’Anson, once of Dover Athletic; and central defender Tutu Henriques, who made over 350 appearances for Bromley.

GETTING THERE

Merstham FC
Moatside
Weldon Way
Merstham
Surrey
RH1 3QB

Tel: 01737 6444046
Website: www.mersthamfc.co.uk

The Cards Trust is not running a coach to this game.

By car

The AA recommended route is as follows. Leave the M25 at J8 (signposted Reigate/Redhill) and join the A217. Then turn left again after about 700 yards onto A242 and then left again onto A23 (London/Croydon). After about 800 yards turn right onto Station Road South (signposted Station). Continue forward onto School Hill (look for the brown information sign) and then turn left onto Bletchingley Road. Turn right onto Worsted Green and then right onto Weldon Way. The clubhouse and a small car park are just over 100 yards on your right.

By train

You can either change at Clapham Junction or travel via changes at Guildford and Redhill. Look up www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com for more details. Leave Merstham station by the main entrance (using the footbridge if necessary) and take the road to the left (Station Road South). Go to the top of the road and turn left down School Hill. Take 5th right (Weldon Way).

NEXT GAME

The Cards are at home to Farnborough in the FA Trophy on Saturday.

Come on, you Cards!

P.S. FOR CARDS TRUST MEMBERS: Don’t forget the AGM on Thursday evening!


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