Woking v Egham Town
Surrey Senior Cup semi-final
7.45pm on Wednesday 26 March 2014
On Wednesday evening the Cards will be attempting to reach the final of the Surrey Senior Cup. Come on down to Kingfield to cheer them on to victory.
The Cards have had a week’s rest since their superb win at Luton Town and will no doubt be eager to get out onto the pitch again. Wednesday’s game, in addition to offering the opportunity to end the season with a trophy, looks to be a useful means of dealing with any rustiness before Saturday’s important league fixture at home to Wrexham. Presumably, Garry will give priority, however, to outings for those first team squad members who’ve had less time on the pitch in recent weeks, including Gez Sole, Mike Cestor and Anthony McNamee.
The Cards’ progress so far in this competition has been:
The winners of Wednesday’s semi-final will play one of Metropolitan Police or Ash United – who still have to play each other in a Quarter-Final tie – or their semi-final opponents, Merstham, in the final of the competition.
Woking last won the competition in 2011-12 when they beat Sutton United 3-1. Last year Woking went out at the Quarter-Final stage to the eventual winners, Godalming Town.
Egham Town sit mid-table in the Calor League (Southern League) Division One Central. On Saturday they lost 3-1 at league leaders Rugby Town, which ended a ten-match unbeaten run during which they had kept eight clean sheets.
The Sarnies’ squad includes several players who’ve played at a higher level in non-League, including defender Ryan Lake and strikers Mo Harkin and Reis Stanislaus. There is at least one ex-Card in the shape of former Academy player Jake Galbraith.
Egham Town’s progress so far in this competition has been:
Egham Town 1 South Park 0
Egham Town 5 Horley Town 0
Walton and Hersham 0 Egham Town 2
Egham’s victory at Ryman League South side Walton and Hersham was particularly notable, enabling them to reach this stage of the competition for only the second time in their history.
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The Cards are at home to Wrexham on Saturday 29 March, followed by another home game, v Forest Green Rovers, on Tuesday 1 April. These two home games will be crucial in determining whether Garry Hill’s side can make a late-season push up the league table, so make sure you’ve got the dates firmly in your diary.