January 15, 2015
Woking v Bristol Rovers at 3pm on Saturday 17 January 2015.
(This article is adapted from the Woking Official Site. With thanks to Brian Caffarey.)
A big crowd is expected at Kingfield on Saturday for the visit of second-placed Bristol Rovers, who are making a strong bid for an immediate return to the Football League and who are sure to bring a huge following with them.
Garry Hill’s side, for their part, will see this as a great opportunity to send a clear signal that they are determined to stay the course in the play-off race. It should be a terrific match, so make sure you are there!
Woking eventually overcame Oxford City on Tuesday night in their FA Trophy Second Round Replay but, as Garry Hill made abundantly clear, he wasn’t impressed with the Cards’ performance and has said that he’s intent on bringing fresh faces to Kingfield.
A couple of bright spots were John Goddard’s ‘man of the match’ performance, including his magnificent winning strike, and another lively display from Kevin Betsy, who seems to be returning to something approaching his form of the last couple of seasons after his long lay-off earlier in the campaign.
Mark Ricketts was again on the bench on Tuesday night but did not make an appearance, whilst Scott Rendell was still absent. Woking fans will be hoping that Scott has sufficiently recovered to at least make the 16 on Saturday.
Woking now sit in 7th place in the table, two points behind Eastleigh in fifth spot but having played one or two more games than most of the clubs around them. As Garry Hill has pointed out, though, some of these games in hand will involve the top clubs taking points off each other, with this weekend being the perfect illustration: the top eight sides are all playing each other.
It may be a very tall order but the Cards could really do with a win if they are not to lose further ground, especially given that they will be in action again in the Trophy next weekend.
Adults: £15 Over 65’s and Students with a valid NUS card: £10 Under 16’s: £3 The game will be segregated.
Rovers fans should note that the terrace for away fans is uncovered but that some seating will be allocated to them in the covered main stand.
The Club’s stylish matchday programme is expected to sell out quickly, so make sure you get your copy straightaway.
The programme is still only £3 but now has 64 pages, with a soft laminate cover, high quality ‘finish’ and stunning photos.
Saturday’s edition includes a view from a Gashead on life in the Conference.
If you can’t get to the game, you can pre-order a copy from the Club Shop on [email protected]
BBC Radio Surrey will be providing an online commentary at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/13629210