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Cards look to boost league form

Brian Caffarey
10:19am, Fri 29th Oct 2010
Hampton and Richmond Borough v Woking
3pm on Saturday 30 October 2010

The Cards need to put out of their minds their FA Cup tie in a week’s time at Brighton and HA and concentrate on improving their unimpressive league record, which sees them sitting in 15th place in the table. Last season Graham Baker’s side produced one of their best away performances at The Beveree to win 2-0. Let’s hope that last week’s three goals against Eastleigh have ended Woking’s goal drought and that the side can build on the much more encouraging display served up then.

WOKING

The general expectation is that, subject to any new injury worries, Graham will start with the same XI who took the field against Eastleigh – which would mean another run-out for the front pairing of Craig Faulconbridge and Elvis Hammond, both of whom found the net last Saturday.

HAMPTON AND RICHMOND BOROUGH

Alan Devonshire’s side did not perform as well as expected last season, having reached the play-off final the year before, but have made a solid start this time round. They now sit in 9th place, four points above the Cards, but have played one game more. Ex-Card Charlie Moone has made an auspicious start to his time at the club, scoring five goals in the league so far.

The Beavers’ home record isn’t brilliant, having won 2 (v Dartford and Dover), drawn 1 (v Dorchester) and lost 3 (v Bromley, Havant and W and Farnborough). On 16 October they suffered a crushing 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Farnborough, which they followed up last weekend with a 0-0 draw at Weston-super-Mare. In the FA Cup they went out in the 3rd Qualifying Round at Harrow Borough.

Other players in the Beavers’ squad include experienced striker Ian Hodges.

GETTING THERE

The Beveree Stadium
Beaver Close
Off Station Road
Hampton
TW12 2BX

By coach

Leaves 1pm. Members £10; non-Members £15. Phone the Club Shop today to book your place (01483 772470).
By car
From the A3 leave at the junction signed Hampton Court. Follow signs for Hampton Court, which will take you through Esher and past Sandown Park Race Course. Once over Hampton Court Bridge turn left onto Hampton Court Road. After about 1½ miles turn right into High Street, then left into Station Road.
There are signs at the turnings on the Hampton Court Road, Station Road and outside Beaver Close directing you to the ground.
By train
The best bet is probably to go via Clapham Junction to Hampton (not Hampton Wick or Hampton Court), but you can also pick the train up at Wimbledon. The 12.46 and 13.17 from Woking should get you there at 13.53 and 14.23 respectively. The station is about a 10 minute walk to the ground: leave the station and turn left on Station Road. Trains back are at 21 minutes and 51 minutes past each hour. Check www.trainline.com for more details.

ADMISSION PRICES

£10 Adults, £5 Concessions, £3 Under 12's.


Come on, you Cards!

P.S. Don’t forget that you will be able to buy your FA Cup tickets in person at the Club on Sunday from 12 noon. The Cardinals’ Bar will be open, with live football being shown on the big screen.

Hammond brace gives Woking all three points

Jacob Greenwood
10:23pm, Sat 30th Oct 2010
Hampton & Richmond Borough 1 Woking 2
Blue Square Bet South
30th October 2010

This really was “a game of two halves� at the Beveree Stadium this afternoon. After a disappointing first period, Woking battled back from 1-0 down to win with a late Elvis Hammond penalty, giving the Cards their first points on the road since the beginning of September.

Hampton & Richmond started this game with striker Charlie Moone up front and it was the ex-Woking player who helped the Beavers get off to the brighter start. Moone beat the off-side trap early on to get in on goal but his shot was comfortably saved by Andy Little. Hampton continued to press with Moone looking dangerous up front; although under pressure, Woking never looked in major trouble dealing with the hosts’ long-range shots. After the initial pressure Woking started to get on the ball more and came close to taking the lead in the 16th minute as a scramble in the Hampton box led to the ball dropping for Moses Ademola on the edge of the six-yard box. But, off balance, he could only put the ball over the bar.

With the game seemingly in the balance, Hampton came forward again, with Moone having another shot which again was blocked but this time the ball found its way to Dean Inman, who calmly fired into the bottom corner to put the Beavers one up. Woking tried to get back into the game but their chances were few and far between. Ademola broke down the wing on the half-hour mark and flashed the ball across the box but no Cards’ players could get on the end of it.

Woking may count themselves lucky not to have gone in 2-0 down when Moone again beat the offside trap and found himself one-on-one with the Cards’ keeper. However, he could not hold his nerve and his lob was well wide of the Woking net.

Half-time: Hampton & Richmond 1 Woking 0

Despite being behind Woking came out with a look of intent in the second half and were almost immediately rewarded. Aswad Thomas came close after getting his head on a Ryan Blake corner but the ball ran across the goal and out for a throw. Woking had certainly started to find some rhythm and came close again as Ademola and Ricky Anane combined well but Craig Faulconbridge couldn’t get on the end of Anane’s cross.

As the game seemingly started to slip away from the Cards Graham Baker replaced Ademola and Faulconbridge with Dave Gilroy and Ola Sogbanmu. Woking had no choice but to attack and with Hampton on the back foot the Cards took control of the midfield battle and started to win numerous set pieces, none of which seemed to cause the tall Beavers' backline too much trouble. However, when all seemed lost a Woking attack saw the ball drop to 'man of the match' Elvis Hammond (pictured) on the edge of the box. He turned his defender and hit a left-foot shot across the keeper and into the bottom corner to level things up with 5 minutes to play.

With all three points up for grabs, neither team sat back with opportunities at both ends. First, a goalmouth scramble in the Woking box saw keeper Andy Little clear the danger. The Cards again pushed forward, this time with Dave Gilroy threading the ball to Mark Ricketts, who played a tempting ball into the Hampton box.

With three minutes of added time played Elvis Hammond was again in the Hampton box and trying to find an opening. Tripped by a defender, Woking finally had the opportunity they needed to secure a valuable away win. Hammond picked himself up and coolly stroked the ball past Lovett into the right-hand corner of the net to send the players, travelling fans behind the goal and Woking bench into ecstasy. And so a morale boosting win on the road for the Cards as they now prepare for next week’s challenge on the south coast - our FA Cup tie at Brighton.


Woking: Andy Little, Ricky Anane (Francis Quarm, 86), Aswad Thomas, Mark Ricketts, Joe McNerney, Adam Doyle, Moses Ademola (Dave Gilroy, 65), Jerome Maledon, Craig Faulconbridge (Ola Sogbanmu, 74), Elvis Hammond, Ryan Blake

Unused subs: Alan Inns, Matt Pegler

Hampton & Richmond Borough: Matt Lovett, Danny Allen-Page, Craig Tanner, Dean Inman, David Stevens, Orlando Jeffrey, Lloyd Boeteng, Jamie Simmonds, David Tarpey (Ian Hodges 64), Charlie Moone (Laurence Yaku 82), Louis Rae Beadle (Barry Matthews 70)

Unused subs: Ryan Adams, Kraig Rochester

MOTM: Elvis Hammond

Attendance: 796
Hampton & Richmond LINEUP
1Matt Lovett
2Danny Allen-Page
3Craig Tanner
4Dean Inman
5David Stevens
6Orlando Jeffrey
7Lloyd Boeteng
8Jamie Simmonds
9David Tarpey ('64)
10Charlie Moone ('82)
11Louis Rae Beadle ('69)
BENCH
12Laurence Yaku ('82)
14Kraig Rochester
15Barry Matthews ('69)
16Ryan Adams
17Ian Hodges ('64)
WOKING LINEUP
1Andy Little
2Ricky Anane ('86)
3Aswad Thomas
4Mark Ricketts
5Joe McNerney
6Adam Doyle
7Moses Ademola ('65)
8Jerome Maledon
9Craig Faulconbridge ('73)
10Elvis Hammond
11Ryan Blake
BENCH
12Dave Gilroy ('65)
14Francis Quarm ('86)
15Ola Sogbanmu ('73)
16Alan Inns
18Matt Pegler

Graham Baker Interview after Hampton 1-2 Woking

Elvis Hammond Interview

David Holmes
7:37pm, Sat 30th Oct 2010
Interview with Elvis Hammond following Woking's victory away to Hampton & Richmond today.

Elvis Hammond:








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