Lovetts
SSC (R2)
7:45pm - TuesdayTue 15th NovemberNov 2011
The Laithwaite Community Stadium | Att: 240

Woking
Woking
2 - 0

Merstham
Merstham

Cards begin County Cup campaign

Brian Caffarey
7:30am, Mon 14th Nov 2011
Woking v Merstham
Surrey Senior Cup 2nd Round
7.45pm on Tuesday 15 November 2011

The Cards begin their Surrey Senior Cup campaign on Tuesday evening with the visit of Merstham. With Woking having had a blank weekend, Garry Hill is expected to field a strong side. The winners of this tie will be away in the next round to the winners of the Ash United v Crystal Palace tie.

WOKING

Last week’s reserve game against Tonbridge Angels saw the appearance of Joe McNerney, Derek Duncan and Gez Sole amongst others and it seems likely that, once again, we will see some first teamers on display as Garry attempts to keep everyone on their toes for the Cards’ testing trip to Dover Athletic next Saturday.

MERSTHAM

The Moatsiders lie in mid-table in the Ryman League Division One South. On Saturday they lost 2-0 at Walton Casuals. One well-known member of their squad is leading scorer, Roscoe D’Sane, formerly with Aldershot and AFC Wimbledon. Other squad members include Gareth Graham and former Sutton striker Harry Ottaway.

ADMISSION PRICES

Adults £5
Concessions £2

The England v Sweden friendly game will be shown in the Cardinals Bar.

Come on, you Cards!

P.S. Don’t forget that the Cards’ next home league game is on Tuesday 22 November when Chelmsford City, unbeaten away in the league this season, are the visitors.

Woking cruise into next round of County Cup

Alan Barnes
10:22am, Wed 16th Nov 2011
Woking 2 Merstham 0
Surrey Senior Cup
15th November 2011

This match being the first of five over two weeks will probably not be seen as important by many. With Garry Hill already stating that promotion is the priority, he surprised us with the strong team selected. Only Mark Ricketts, Adam Doyle and Aaron Howe were missing from the regular First Team squad. With Merstham 59 places lower than the Cards in the pyramid, they were not helped by having a player sent off in the first half as a result of a poor decision by the referee. This did not help matters in terms of making this a truly competitive match.

It was a clear cold night: a bonfire was needed to keep the hardy spectators warm. There was nowhere to snuggle up in a crowd of 240 and there were certainly no fireworks on the pitch to keep the Kingfield faithful occupied.

Most of the match was played in the visitors' half of the pitch. Woking produced some good passing in the middle of the field, but the final pass was too often misdirected. Crosses from either flank generally eluded the front men.

However, this pattern was broken after eight minutes, when a high ball into the area caught the Merstham defence out, leaving Paris Cowan-Hall with the simple task of putting the ball into the net from close range.

For Merstham Roscoe D'Sane was a lone striker but lacked the support needed to get behind Inns and McNerney and the Cards’ defence. For once D'Sane managed to pick out Wright but the Merstham forward’s shot was too weak to trouble Little

Jay Davies was busy in midfield and always had plenty of time to pick a pass. White, however, in the Merstham goal was not called upon too often as his defenders did a good job in cutting out Woking’s final pass.

On twenty-nine minutes Binns played the ball inside to King, who found Wayne Gray twelve yards out. The Cards’ front man turned and squeezed his shot just inside the left-hand post to double the lead. Shortly after this, as the ball ran away from Folkes, the Merstham defender stretched and caught Newton who was advancing on goal at speed. A soft red card was issued.

The pattern of the second half was much the same as the first with the visitors struggling to get the ball, let alone do anything with it. Woking, now in cruise control, were unable to turn all the possession they enjoyed into more goals.

Woking go on to play Ash United or Crystal Palace in the next round of the County Cup. In truth this was a stroll in the park, just what was needed with tougher games round the corner.


Woking: Little, Newton, Duncan, Davies, Inns, McNerney, Cowan-Hall (Koranteng 64), King, Ademola, Gray (Hammond 64), Binns (Sole 64)

Subs: Sogbanmu, Howe

Cautions: Duncan 56

Merstham: White, Clark, Simpson, Moriarty (Holland 84), Broomhead, Hamlin, Folkes, Saravia, Ottaway, D'Sane (Rubana 81), Wright (Morgan 64)

Subs: Walters

Cautions:
Broomhead 39, Moriarty 71, Hamlin 71
Sent off: Folkes 39

MOTM: Jay Davies - involved in nearly all the good work from Woking

Attendance: 240

WOKING LINEUP
1Andy Little
2Adam Newton
3Derek Duncan
4Jay Davies
5Alan Inns
6Joe McNerney
7Paris Cowan-Hall ('64)
8Jack King
9Moses Ademola
10Wayne Gray ('64)
11Dale Binns ('64)
BENCH
12Elvis Hammond ('64)
14Giuseppe Sole ('64)
15Nathan Koranteng ('64)
16Ola Sogbanmu
18Aaron Howe
Merstham LINEUP
1Joe White
2Louis Clark
3Nathan Simpson
4Adam Moriarty ('87)
5Adam Broomhead
6Dean Hamlin
7Omar Folkes
8Fabio Saravia
9Harry Ottaway
10Roscoe D'Sane ('81)
11Liam Wright ('64)
BENCH
12Richard Morgan ('64)
14Joseph Holland ('87)
15Denzil Walters
16Roger Rubana ('81)

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