Godalming Town v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup Quarter-Final
7.45pm on Tuesday 12 February 2013
The Cards have an interesting Surrey Senior Cup tie tomorrow (Tuesday) evening when they travel to Godalming Town, who currently lead the Southern Division One Central and who will no doubt be hoping to spring a surprise on Garry Hillâ€™s side. Letâ€™s hope the weather doesnâ€™t spoil things!
The Cards have been in great form, with Saturdayâ€™s 3-0 win at Alfreton bringing their sixth league victory in their last seven league games. The only disappointment was the injury sustained by keeper Aaron Howe, which led to Elvijs Putnins coming off the bench to make his league debut.
Garry will no doubt want to put out a strong side on Tuesday evening, while giving a run-out to those players like Gavin McCallum, Mike Cestor, Brett Williams, Jayden Stockley and George Frith who did not play on Saturday or who only came on as substitutes.
Woking have beaten Merstham 5-2 away and Farnham Town 5-0 at home to reach this stage of the competition.
The winners of Tuesdayâ€™s tie will be at home to either Metropolitan Police or Leatherhead in the semi-final.
Godalming are having an excellent season. Sitting at the top of the table by one point from Rugby Town, they have won 18 games, drawn four and lost four, scoring 58 goals and conceding 23. On Saturday they beat fifth-placed Biggleswade Town by 1-0 at Wey Court, with Jamie McCLurg netting the winner.
A familiar name in the Godalming defence is that of defender Ryan Lake, who played for Hampton and Richmond. Up front, strikers Johnnie Dyer and Scott Harris have been scoring freely, as has tricky wide man Darren Wheeler.
Godalming have beaten Chessington and Hook 3-2 away and Dorking Wanderers 6-0 away to reach the Quarter-Final.
Official website: www.godalmingtownfc.co.uk
The Cards Trust is not running a coach to this match.
Wey Court is an easy half-mile walk from Farncombe (not Godalming) station. The 18.43 from Woking would get you to Farncombe at 19.02 or you can cut it fine and catch the 19.14, which gets in at 19.29. You might as well stay and have a drink after the game since there isnâ€™t a train back till 22.32.
Leave the station from Platform 2. Turn right at the bottom of the station entrance. Then turn left down St Johns Street. At the church turn left along the alleyway and follow it all the way to the main road. Wey Court is then on your left.
Head towards Guildford and then follow â€˜other routesâ€™ signs before bearing left onto the A3100 (â€˜Godalmingâ€™). Follow this road for about two miles until you reach the ground on your right.
Parking at the ground is limited to players and officials only. There is a small public car park just outside the ground, which is free after 7pm. Otherwise, itâ€™s a matter of finding a space in the roads near the ground.
The Cards are at home to Newport County next Saturday in what should be one of the most keenly-contested games of the season. County lie 5th in the table and are managed by Justin Edinburgh (Garryâ€™s assistant at Rushden and also briefly assistant at Woking) and Jimmy Dack, who was of course Graham Bakerâ€™s â€˜number 2â€™ at Kingfield. Can the Cards do the double over County and maintain their progress up the table?