3:00pm - SaturdaySat 24th SeptemberSep 2011
| Att: 628

Dorchester Town
Dorchester Town
0 - 1


Magpies next for league leaders

Brian Caffaray - Alan Worth
7:50pm, Wed 21st Sep 2011
Dorchester Town v Woking
3pm on Saturday 24 September 2011

The Cards travel to Dorchester Town on Saturday following their victory at Bromley and, with other results going their way, now sit at the top of the table. However there remains little between the top three sides and it will be important to maintain the current winning run and to establish themselves as the league leaders.


The Cards continue to score goals from all parts of the team and have found the net eighteen times in the last five league games. With players such as Moses Ademola, now on six goals for the season and in a rich vein of form, the side continues to look very dangerous going forward. Wayne Gray picked up a knock in the Bromley game but according to Garry Hill should be available for selection on Saturday leaving the manager with the pleasant problem of deciding who should lead the line. The rest of the squad should also all be available, bar those out on loan, with Derek Duncan continuing at left back following the end of Mike Cestors’ loan spell.


The Magpies started the season with a 4-0 hammering at Dover but then reversed the scoreline at home to Maidenhead. Defeats followed at home to Eastbourne Borough and Eastleigh before a win at Truro and a defeat at Sutton. The Magpies then surprised Welling, coming out on top 3-2 in a notable home win before beating struggling Hampton and Richmond away. A defeat followed at Basingstoke. On Tuesday evening Dorchester continued their inconsistent form this time losing at home to Weston 3-1. The Magpies now sit in sixteenth position.

The Avenue Stadium
Weymouth Avenue


By Coach

Departs: 11am
Members: £18
Non-Members: £23

Ring the Club Shop or email to book. Please remember that you cannot use the main car park at Kingfield because Hayes and Yeading are playing that day. Please use the car park behind the KRE instead.

By Car

Head for the M27. At Junction 1, the M27 becomes the A31. After approx 25 miles you reach Bere Regis roundabout. Take the A35 Tolpuddle bypass to Dorchester. After dual carriageway section you come to Kingston Maurward roundabout. Continue across along the A35. Turn right at next roundabout and right again into the Tesco complex. At the roundabout inside the complex turn right past the entrance to the petrol station and take the left-hand fork into the stadium parking area. Terrace entrances are situated adjacent to this, whilst the bar and stand entrances are on the opposite side of the ground.

By Train

Nearest station: Dorchester South

Direct trains from Woking leave on the hour every hour, and take just over 2 hours to get to Dorchester South.

Exit the platform through the ticket office. Follow the station approach road to the end (next to the Station Public House). Take a left to the traffic lights. At the lights, continue straight across the railway bridge. The ground is about five minutes down the road on your left-hand side, just after Tesco.

For the return journey trains leave at 13 minutes past the hour.


Adults: £10 / £9
Concessions: £6.50 / £5.50
U16: £2.50


Woking 2 Dorchester Town 1
21 August 2010

After two defeats against Dover and Chelmsford and the departure of Chairman Shahid Azeem, the Cards’ season finally got under way with this hard-fought win at Dorchester. Adam Doyle made his debut and Graham Baker also brought in Daryn Hennessy, Andy Forbes and Dave Gilroy. It was Gilroy who gave Woking the lead with an expertly-taken goal in the 35th minute. Dorchester piled on the pressure after the break and drew level thanks to a free-kick from Ryan Hill. A draw seemed certain before, in the last minute, a Lenny Pidgeley kick was headed on by Craig Faulconbridge into the path of Toby Little, who squared for Gilroy to grab his second goal of the match.

Dorchester Town 1 Woking 2
5 April 2011

This win lifted the Cards into 5th place in the fight for play-off places but it wasn’t a convincing performance. Missing Michael Doughty, on international duty, and the departed Kieran Murtagh and Jay Davies, Garry Hill started with Lyle Taylor and James Walker. The Cards took the lead just before half-time when Adam Doyle peeled off the back of the defensive wall to head home Andy Burgess’s excellent free-kick. But it was a rare Doyle defensive error shortly after the break which led to the equaliser. After being robbed as he tried to shepherd the ball out of touch, a poor tackle conceded a penalty, converted by Devlin. The Cards then got lucky, regaining the lead after the ball had been hammered against Taylor by a defender. Dorchester spurned some very good chances to share the points as a shaky Cards defence looked likely to concede again.

Come on, you Cards!

Magpies shot down by Cards

Martin Townshend
4:12pm, Sun 25th Sep 2011
Dorchester Town 0 Woking 1
Blue Square Bet South – Avenue Stadium
24th September 2011

The Cards maintained their place at the top of the Blue Square Bet South with a dour win at struggling Dorchester, lining up with Aaron Howe in goal in place of Andy Little, Jay Davies at number six, and Jez Sole at eleven, with Doyle, Hammond and Binns on the bench.

In a game with few clear-cut chances it was the home side that started slightly more positively, Nathan Walker heading a corner harmlessly wide in the opening minute.
Overall, however, the play from both sides was scrappy, with too many quick punts forward and few passes connecting.

Woking’s first chance came in the 5th minute, Wayne Gray heading Derek Duncan’s free-kick on to Moses Ademola, who found himself relatively unchallenged in the box, only to drag his shot wide of the post.

With the ball moving end-to-end, although mostly without any real purpose, the next chances came to the home side. Firstly, Nicholls lobbed well wide after 7 minutes, before Dickenson crossed the ball in low and hard from the byline, only for the sliding Moss to lift his effort over the bar. Unfortunately for the Magpies’ fans their side never came as close as this in the remaining 82 minutes.

With 18 minutes gone the visitors were rather fortunate not to go behind to an opportunistic piece of play by the Magpies. Awarded a free-kick just inside the home half, Steve Devlin spotted Aaron Howe off his line and attempted a 60-yard lob which had the Woking custodian back-peddling, only for the ball to drop narrowly over the crossbar to the relief of the away fans and players alike.

Howe was pumping a succession of long kicks forward, but the home defence dealt with them comfortably. With both sides cancelling each other out, and some wayward passing, they were few significant moves. Too often the home side managed the hard bits only to let themselves down immediately afterwards, a trait they will have to resolve if they are to avoid another season near the bottom of the table. Although they did manage to hurl the occasional ball into the Woking box, they were more hopeful than accurate, and Howe remained untroubled.

At the other end it wasn’t until the 39th minute that the Cards managed a shot on target, Walker-Lewis easily holding Paris Cowan-Hall’s long-range effort. Just before the interval Moss managed to escape the Woking defence and the linesman’s flag only to lose control of the ball. There was just enough time for the Cards to fashion a couple more goal attempts before the whistle, Gray blazing over the bar from outside the box, before McNerney had a closer-range effort blocked as the half petered out.

Half-time: Dorchester 0 Woking 0

Woking began the second half looking more purposeful than their hosts, Cowan-Hall cutting inside his marker and shooting from the corner of the Dorchester box, only to see the ball ricochet back off a defender. Jay Davies was next to suffer the same fate, with the rebound fired wide by Jack King.

The Magpies looked increasingly short on ideas, although a long clearance forward had Howe rushing out of his box to clear, as the Cards began to take control of the game. Moses Ademola forced Walker-Harris into a low save after beating his marker just before the hour mark, before Cowan-Hall’s cross-shot was caught comfortably by the Dorchester number one.

Just as predictions in the stand began to turn towards a 0-0 bore draw, Woking made the breakthrough as Duncan found Ademola on the edge of the box and the in-form number nine found time to turn and plant a powerful shot past Walker-Harris for his 7th goal of the season.

In truth, the Cards never looked like losing this lead, although the home side did create a rare scare when Moss escaped Derek Duncan and shot from a narrow angle, only to see his effort saved by Howe and scrambled clear.

Gray and Sole made way for Hammond and Binns after 69 minutes as the game continued to be played largely in the Dorchester half. The Cards had a chance to increase the lead six minutes later from a counter-attack following a Magpies corner, Cowan-Hall striking a long-range effort that Walker-Harris tipped over the bar to safety, before Ademola almost doubled his tally for the day, turning in the box and beating Walker-Harris only for the ball to strike the far post and bobble away towards the corner flag.

At the other end a slip from Mark Ricketts nearly let in Chris Flood, but Howe was out quickly to clear, before Devlin hit an optimistic long-range effort well wide.

In the final ten minutes Woking continued to create a few half-chances, Hammond unable to connect properly with a chipped cross from Cowan-Hall, before Ademola wasn’t quite able to reach a ball in from Binns. Ademola had Woking’s last effort of the day, volleying a mishit Dorchester clearance into the trees behind the goal shortly before the final whistle.

So, a fine example of winning ugly, but nonetheless four wins in a row. The Cards stay top of the table, albeit only on goal difference, following Dartford’s 3-1 victory over Tonbridge Angels.

Woking: Aaron Howe, Adam Newton, Derek Duncan, Mark Ricketts, Joe McNerney, Jay Davies, Paris Cowan-Hall (Charlie Turnbull 89), Jack King, Moses Ademola, Wayne Gray (Elvis Hammond 68), Guiseppe Sole (Dale Binns 68).

Unused subs: Adam Doyle, Jordan Kennedy

Cautions: None

Dorchester: Alan Walker-Harris, Lewis Tallack (Jamie Symes 66), Neil Martin, Ashley Nicholls, Nathan Walker, Gary Bowles, Steve Devlin, Jamie Gleeson, Ryan Moss, Chris Flood (Ryan Dovell 85), Ben Dickinson (Rico Wilson 52)

Unused subs: Harrison Bell, Ashley Vickers

Cautions: None

MOTM: Moses Ademola

Attendance: 628
Dorchester Town LINEUP
1Alan Walker-Harris
2Lewis Tallack ('66)
3Neil Martin
4Ashley Nicolls
5Nathan Walker
6Gary Bowles
7Steve Devlin
8Jamie Gleeson
9Ryan Moss
10Chris Flood ('85)
11Ben Dickenson ('52)
12Ryan Dovell ('85)
14Harrison Bell
15Jamie Symes ('66)
16Rico Wilson ('52)
17Ashley Vickers
1Aaron Howe
2Adam Newton
3Derek Duncan
4Mark Ricketts
5Joe McNerney
6Jay Davies
7Paris Cowan-Hall ('89)
8Jack King
9Moses Ademola
10Wayne Gray ('69)
11Giuseppe Sole ('69)
12Charlie Turnbull ('89)
14Dale Binns ('69)
15Elvis Hammond ('69)
16Adam Doyle
18Jordan Kennedy

Dorchester Town 0-1 Woking (Garry Hill Interview)

Aaron Howe Interview

David Holmes
12:36pm, Sun 25th Sep 2011
Interview with Aaron Howe following Woking's 1-0 win at Dorchester Town yesterday.

Aaron Howe:

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