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24th October

Woking 4 Cranleigh 3 in the West Surrey League, Victor Pearce (2), R Hill and A.O Perry for the "Cremators".
Ilford 2 Woking 0
Woking 3 Dagenham 4. A crowd of 830 watched Alan Morton and Steve Cosham (2) score for the Cards as they narrowly go down against the Daggers.
Stevenage 0 Woking 2. Trevor Baron and Tim Buzaglo in Isthmian League Division 1.
Woking 4 Weston-super-Mare 1, the Cards go six points clear at the top of the Blue Square South with goals from King (pen), Hammond, Ademola and Sole.
Aldershot Town 1 Woking 2, a behind closed doors FA Cup victory at the Rec for the Cards.

23rd October

Woking 3 Clapham 1, Shoesmith, Kyle and Hill in the F.A Amateur Cup.
Woking 4 Oxford City 0 in the Isthmian League.
Woking 4 Clapton 1, Oram, Pentacost, Cheeseman and Chapple.
Woking 4 Marlow 1. Franks, Pratt and Mulvaney (2) for Woking.

22nd October

It's been announced in the Surrey Advertiser and County Times that Woking Association Football Club has been formed. A general meeting to elect officers and agree fixtures is to be held at the Railway Hotel (the Sovereigns) the following Wednesday 26th October, with our first fixture to be played against Chertsey on the Wheatsheaf on Saturday 5th November 1887.
Woking 3 Nunhead 1 in the Isthmian League.
Woking 0 Wimbledon 3 in the Isthmian League.
Top of the Conference Woking 2 Runcorn 0, Lennie Dennis with the Cards goals, attendance 1,887.
Staines Town 0 Woking 1, an Elvis Hammond strike puts the Cards three points clear at the top of the Conference South.

21st October

Woking 4 Nunhead 5, first ever Isthmian League game at Pembroke Rd attn: 1,000
Woking 2 Sutton United 2. Attendance 1,010.

20th October

Woking 4 Hersham 1, the Surrey Herald reported that “a pretty rough game took place with the conduct of the spectators pretty disgraceful�.
Woking 5 Staines Town 1, a crowd of 1,334 saw Pratt (2), Buzaglo, Mitchell and Biggins score for Woking.

19th October

Woking 2 Army XI 7, wartime friendly at Kingfield, Bob Reeves scores the Cards brace.
Chesham 0 Woking 5, Isthmian League Division 1, Biggins, Davis, S Wye and T Buzaglo (2).
Halifax Town 0 Woking 4, Grazioli (3) and Walker.

18th October

Woking 0 v Summerstown 0 FA Cup - Abandoned 23 minutes. A most tragic incident brought about an abrupt end to the match. Just as a throw in was being taken on the stand side, the referee Sergeant G.W Blake of the Royal Engineers, Aldershot, standing about 20 yards from the goal in the middle of the field, was seen to suddenly reel and fall. Ambulance men and players went to his aid, but all efforts to revive him proved useless. A doctor who arrived shortly afterwards pronounced the unfortunate Sgt. Blake dead. This was even more tragic as he had appeared fit and well when he cheerily waved to his wife and little adopted daughter in the crowd just before he stepped on to the pitch. As his body was removed on a stretcher, Mr A.H Bell (President) announced to the crowd that: “In such unfortunate circumstances they would fully understand that the match would have to be abandoned�. The crowd respectfully left Kingfield in total silence.
Dulwich Hamlet 3 Woking 1 in the Isthmian League, watched by 6,000 at Champion Hill.
Born on this day in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Raphaël Nadé.
Nottingham Forest suffered the humiliation of going out in the first round of the LDV Trophy as the Cards defeat Forest 3-2 at Kingfield.
Thank you to Mark Doyle for compiling this feature

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