County cup test on Monday
10:39am, Sun 3rd Mar 2013
Godalming Town v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup Quarter-Final
7.45pm on Monday 4 March 2013
The Cards have an interesting Surrey Senior Cup tie tomorrow (Monday) evening when they travel to Godalming Town, who are second in the Southern Division One Central and who will no doubt be hoping to spring a surprise on Garry Hillâ€™s side. Fixture congestion â€“ Woking have a testing home game against Mansfield Town on Wednesday evening â€“ makes it unlikely that the Cards, holders of the trophy, will be able to field their strongest side but Garry will be keen nevertheless to make further progress in this competition if possible.
The Cards have recovered well from the â€˜blipâ€™ that saw them lose to Newport and Barrow, grinding out a win at Southport, playing superbly to defeat Forest Green Rovers and then gaining a point at home to Lincoln City. Saturdayâ€™s 1-1 draw was a little frustrating, though, in the sense that the Cards clearly played the better football against opponents who mainly relied on pumping balls into the box.
No doubt Mondayâ€™s side will see run-outs for those players who have not figured strongly in recent games, including Brett Williams, George Frith, Josh Griffiths and Elvijs Putnins.
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 in the semi-final. Sutton United are already through to the other semi-final and will play either Chipstead or AFC Wimbledon.
Godalming are having an excellent season. Sitting second in the table, two points behind Burnham, they have won 20 games, drawn six and lost four, scoring 68 goals and conceding 28. On Saturday they had an emphatic 4-0 home win over Chalfont St.Peter.
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.
Woking are at home to play-off chasing Mansfield Town on Wednesday evening. The Stags have been in great form, so they can be expected to provide a strong threat to the Cardsâ€™ fine home record.
Come on, you Cards!