Molesey v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup 4th Round
7.45pm on Tuesday 1 March 2016
The Cards travel to Molesey tomorrow (Tuesday) evening to continue their quest to lift the Surrey Senior Cup. The Moles are going well in the Ryman League Division One South and could give Garry Hill’s side a hard time if the Cards are not fully focused.
The Cards will need to pick themselves up after their disappointing display at Grimsby Town on Saturday in the FA Trophy Quarter-Final, which came on the back of a poor league run, which has seen them fail to register a win in their last six games.
Woking picked up yet another injury at Grimsby, with Mark Ricketts presumably sidelined for this game – let’s hope he’s recovered by the time we play Dover Athletic next Saturday.
No doubt Garry will give priority to giving pitch time to those players who did not see 90 minutes’ action on Tuesday, including Jake Caprice and Nick Hamann, plus possibly a few youth team players.
The Cards’ progress so far has been:
Woking 10 Sutton Common Rovers 0
Westfield 1 Woking 4 (played at Woking)
Sutton United and Merstham are already through to the semi-finals of the competition. Whyteleafe and Godalming United are due to play the same evening.
Woking have won the competition on 12 occasions, most recently in 2013-14 when they beat Metropolitan Police 6-0 in the final.
The Moles won the Combined Counties Premier Division title last season and started this campaign in the Ryman League Division One South. They are currently 9th in the table with 61 points from 35 games, having won 19, drawn 4 and lost 12. They are only three points off the play-off places. Their home record is especially strong.
Their squad includes ex-Woking Academy player Reis Stanislaus, the experienced midfielder Craig Lewington, son of England’s Assistant Manager, Ray Lewington, and striker Stafforde Palmer, who has averaged nearly a goal a game last season and in this campaign.
On Saturday the Moles had an excellent 2-1 away win over third-placed Worthing, with goals from Stanislaus and Lewington.
Their progress so far in the Surrey Senior Cup has been: