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Cards aiming to make it five on the spin at the Laithwaite

Glen Harrington - 22nd March 2019

Cards aiming to make it five on the spin at the Laithwaite Woking vs Slough Town
Vanarama National League South
Saturday 23rd March 2019

The Cards will look to make it five consecutive home victories on Saturday when they host Slough Town at the Laithwaite Community Stadium.

Alan Dowson’s side have been in fine form on home turf of late, scoring consecutive victories over East Thurrock, Weston-super-Mare, Hemel Hempstead and Chippenham Town, netting 10 goals in the process. And after back-to-back late goals on the road last week at Oxford City and Welling United saw the Cards take four points instead of one, Dowse and co will no doubt be hoping that those home comforts bring with them a somewhat less nervy afternoon, as well as three crucial points in the title race. Woking currently sit a point ahead of rivals Torquay with seven games to go and, whilst the Gulls do have a game in hand, the players know that with the Devon-based side still to visit Kingfield this season their fate is very much in their own hands.

Slough have had a commendable first season back in the sixth tier of English football following their promotion via the play-offs from the Southern Premier League last season. They currently sit in twelfth place, with 48 points from their 35 games, which have included 13 wins and nine draws. They are 10 points off the last play-off place but a comfortable 17 clear of relegation and know that a result this weekend will mathematically confirm their place at this level for another year. They also proved earlier this season that they are no pushovers – Ben Gerring scoring the only goal in a narrow 1-0 win for the Cards back in November. The Rebels’ recent form is decent too with eight points from their last five games, including last weekend’s surprise 2-1 win over Billericay Town, as well as draws with Concord Rangers and Dartford. They are typically stronger at home however, with 29 of their points coming at Arbour Park.

Once again, the team really need your support this weekend as this exciting season nears its conclusion. Please come along if you can and cheer on the boys!

Woking Team News

Dowse will have at least one new option available to him this weekend after promising young midfielder Kieran Glynn joined on loan from Salford City on Thursday. The former FC United of Manchester player, who has also spent time with National League North leaders Chorley this season, has signed a deal until the end of the season. His arrival comes after the Cards went with a three-man midfield against Welling, with Olu Durojaiye, Armani Little and Christian Jolley now facing plenty of competition for places.

Further forward, Reise Allassani will no doubt be hoping to start after his match-saving cameo against Welling last weekend, which included two fantastic goals. The Coventry City loanee will be battling with the likes of Max Kretzschmar, Greg Luer and Harvey Bradbury for a starting spot – whilst Jake Hyde should also be fit after missing the Oxford game last Tuesday.

At the back, Jack Cook will no doubt be in contention after the Cards’ shipped three-goals against an albeit formidable Welling frontline, with Moussa Diarra potentially the man set to miss out.

Slough Town Team News

Last time out, joint-managers Neil Baker and Jon Underwood selected former Staines Town regular Jack Turner in goal; a defence of Josh Jackman, George Wells, Guy Hollis and Mark Nisbet – with captain Sean Fraser on the bench; a midfield of brothers Lee and Sam Togwell, the latter well known for his time with Scunthorpe, Barnet and Eastleigh amongst others, as well as Matthew Lench; up front were Ben Harris, Francis Amartey and former Card, Manny Williams.

One player to look out for from the bench is veteran midfielder Louie Soares. The two-time Barbados international has had a lengthy career with the likes of Aldershot Town, as well as Southend, Grimsby, and more recently Basingstoke and Hungerford.

Admission Prices

• Adults £15
• Over 65s £10
• Disabled (Including carer) £10
• Students (Under 19) £5
• U16s £5

Our matchday programme will be on sale for £3. Don’t forget to grab your copy on the way in! You’ll also be able to visit the club shop for more great offers.

Remember, this is voucher number 18 for season ticket holders.

Next Up

The Cards face a hugely challenging few weeks with trips to likely play-off contenders Bath City and Chelmsford City sandwiched either side of that hugely anticipated game with Torquay. Please note that one will be all ticket – although season ticket holders can turn up on the day as normal.
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