Woking v Oxford United
7.45pm on Tuesday 21 July 2015
The Cards take on League 2 side Oxford United on Tuesday evening in their second pre-season friendly. Come on down to Kingfield and see how the squad is shaping up in what should be a tough test for Garry Hill’s side. There should be a number of trialists on view as well as home debuts for the Cards’ new signings.
The Cards’ first outing on Saturday saw them lose 3-2 at Staines Town in injury time. Garry played a different side in each half, the first consisting mainly of trialists and the second chiefly of players on Woking’s books.
There were a few familiar faces among the trialists, including Brian Saah, Charles Banya and Lionel Stone, who were all on loan at Kingfield at some stage last season, plus out-of-contract Reece Beckles. Other trialists were Jordan Brown, Dan Sweeney, Evans Kouassi, Alex Smith, Andre Johnson and Karim Kazeem. Woking’s goals were scored by Alex Smith and Chris Arthur – both excellent strikes.
The Us, managed by Michael Appleton, beat Didcot Town 5-0 away on 11 July, before flying out to Austria for a training camp, where they also drew 0-0 in a friendly with SC Wiener Neustadt. Ex-Shot Danny Hylton and new signing Kemar Roofe both grabbed two goals in the win over Didcot. Other new signings include keeper Sam Slocombe, midfielder Liam Sercombe and striker Ryan Taylor, who was with Portsmouth last season.
The Us begin their league campaign with a home game against Crawley Town on 8 August.
The remaining pre-season programme is:
Friday 24 July (7.45pm) – Woking v Portsmouth
Tuesday 28 July (7.45pm) – Woking v Leyton Orient
Saturday 1 August (3pm) – St Albans City v Woking
The Cards start their league programme on Saturday 8 August with an away trip to newly-relegated Tranmere Rovers, followed by two home games: against Bromley on Tuesday 11 August and against Altrincham on Saturday 15 August.
Come on, you Cards!
P.S. Don’t forget the fans’ forum at 7.30pm on Thursday 30 July.