Woking v Farnham Town
Surrey Senior Cup 3rd Round
7.45pm on Wednesday 16 January 2013
Weather and pitch permitting, the Cards take on Farnham Town on Wednesday evening in the Surrey Senior Cup. The tie was due to be played at Farnhamâ€™s ground but has been switched to Kingfield. Garry Hill has indicated that he plans to put out a strong side to give players match practice. Reduced admission prices apply, with U16s admitted free of charge.
It seems likely that Garry will give priority to giving time on the pitch to the likes of Brett Williams (three-match suspension now served), Brett Johnson, George Frith, Mike Cestor and Lee Sawyer, who Garry has indicated is ready to make his comeback from the injury he sustained at Lincoln well over a month ago. Might we see a debut too for new keeper Elvijs Putnins?
The Cards, holders of the trophy, have reached this stage with a 5-2 away win over Merstham. The winners of Wednesdayâ€™s tie will be away to Dorking Wanderers or Godalming Town, who are due to play on the same evening.
Farnham Town, managed by Paul Tanner, lie 16th in the Combined Counties Premier League with 23 points from 18 games, having won seven, drawn two and lost nine. Theyâ€™ve scored 23 goals and conceded 33. Midfielder Craig Smith is top scorer with eight goals, followed by striker Matthew Bunyan with five. Farnham havenâ€™t played since 15 December, when they beat Ash United 2-1 at home.
Farnham beat Redhill 2-1 at home in the last round.
The Cards donâ€™t have a game on Saturday but can look forward to an enticing encounter next Tuesday evening when they take on high-flying Newport County at Kingfield. Make sure youâ€™ve got the fixture firmly in your diary!