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3:00pm - MondayMon 1st JanuaryJan 2024
The Laithwaite Community Stadium | Att: 5321

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Aldershot Town
Aldershot Town

New Year's Day | Aldershot Town (H)

Daniel O'Sullivan
4:00pm, Wed 6th Dec 2023
Tickets for the New Year's Day derby fixture against Aldershot Town have sold out.

The match will take place at the Laithwaite Community Stadium on Monday 1st January 2024, 15:00 kick-off.

Last season, the Cardinals came out as memorable 4-1 winners, with Rhys Browne, Jim Kellermann and Padraig Amond the scorers.

This is an all-ticket match. Tickets will not be available on the gate.

Entry Information
Please arrive as early as possible. Anyone arriving less than 30 minutes prior to the start of the match will risk missing kick-off.

Kingfield Road turnstiles – blue and yellow entry opens two-and-a-half hours before kick-off.

Westfield Avenue turnstiles - red and orange entry opens two-and-a-half hours before kick-off.

Away supporter turnstiles - white entry opens two hours before kick-off.

Supporters who have purchased a hospitality package will have green entry and should enter through the Guest Entrance, Kingfield Road.

Important Information
All fans are advised to read our Ground Rules and Regulations for Fan Behaviour at the Laithwaite Community Stadium. The information can be found here.

Bottle tops will be removed upon entry and at catering outlets, and all prohibited items will be confiscated upon entry - this includes golf umbrellas and instruments (including drums).

Please be advised that any fan caught trying to gain entry into the Laithwaite Community Stadium, or found to be responsible for deploying such items as smoke bombs, fireworks, flares or any other pyrotechnics will receive a non-negotiable lifetime ban. Note this is also a Criminal Offence and likely that culprits will receive a football banning order via the Courts.

There will be no additional parking available at the ground on matchday as all spaces in our car park have been allocated. For those fans wishing to drive to the match, please park in our designated car park: Heathside Crescent (GU22 7AG).

Food and Beverages
Happy Hour is running in Cardinals Bar and the Fan Zone from 12:30 to 13:30, and then from full-time until closure, earliest 20:00.

Supporters are encouraged to use all the concessionary areas available. This includes:
- Two Madri bars at the Seymours Community Stand
- Hot drinks in the wooden shack next to the MKJ Kingfield Road End
- Moaners' Corner Café for soft drinks, hot drinks, and snacks
- The new Kingfield Street menu in the Fan Zone

Please use the concessionary areas throughout the match as well as pre and post-match in order to limit queues.

Aldershot Town Supporter Information
Aldershot Town supporters have been allocated 1,173 tickets. This includes 466 seated tickets in the Seymours Community Stand, an additional four carer seats and three wheelchair spaces, and 700 standing tickets for the Chris Lane Terrace.

Away supporters will not be able to migrate from standing to the seating area and vice versa when watching the game, and will be wrist-banded on entry dependant of standing or seating to easily differentiate tickets purchased.

Any person attempting to gain admission to the ground, or found within a section of the ground without the appropriate ticket, will be refused entry or ejected and will not be eligible for a refund. Please bear this in mind when purchasing your tickets and before travelling.

Visiting supporter information can be found here.

Match Report | Cards edged out by Shots

William Bewsey
5:06pm, Mon 1st Jan 2024
Woking Aldershot Town
Vanarama National League
1st January 2024

Woking kicked off the New Year by hosting local rivals Aldershot Town. Manager Michael Doyle made two changes to the side who held the Shots to a 0-0 draw at the EBB on Boxing Day; Scott Cuthbert returned in place of Timi Odusina, who took a place on the bench, whilst Jim Kellermann missed out through injury, which meant a return for Paul Osew, the Woking hero at Dorking in December.

As for the Shots, they made just the one change from Boxing Day, Ryan Glover replaced by Olly Scott. Woking kicked the game off towards the KRE, but just four minutes in found themselves having to make a substitution when Manny Oyeleke went off injured. On came Tunji Akinola, and the following ten minutes saw Woking dominating possession, but Aldershot and in particular their coveted midfielder Josh Stokes showed what he’s about, firing just wide from the edge of the box.

On 16 minutes, excellent play from Padraig Amond, Osew and Rhys Browne saw the latter just dink his effort into the side netting with Jordi van Stappershoef narrowing the angle. However, on 25 minutes, a lapse in concentration from the Cards saw Stokes pouncing on the ball, and he found Lorent Tolaj, who finished excellently into the bottom right-hand corner via the post.

It took just three minutes for Woking to level the proceedings. A superb run and shot from Akinola saw only an outstanding save from van Stappershoef deny him, but there was Browne to tap home and send the KRE wild.

But on 35 minutes, Aldershot retook the lead. A bursting run down the left from Tolaj saw his ball into the box misread by Cuthbert, and there was Tyler Frost to tap into an empty net. It was all Aldershot for the rest of the half, and a big chance came in first half injury time as a cross from Stokes was emphatically met by Tolaj, but his bicycle kick went just wide of the top corner. An even first half, but the Shots had been clinical, in particular Tolaj.

Half-time: Woking 1-2 Aldershot Town

Aldershot got the second half underway, with Woking kicking towards the Leslie Gosden Stand. The game had gone pretty flat when Michael Doyle sent on Reece Grego-Cox in place of Paul Osew on 63 minutes. A Shots defender gave the ball away minutes later to Browne, but there was Cian Harries to make a good sliding challenge.

Another Aldershot mistake saw van Stappershoef almost slice the ball into his own net from what seemed an innocuous backpass, before the resultant corner saw Dennon Lewis force the Dutchman into a save under his own crossbar.

After Jack Barham was slipped in behind the Woking defence on 73 minutes, he rounded Andre Jr before drilling the ball towards goal, but Dan Moss made a superb block on the line and received the plaudits from his goalkeeper afterwards.

But Barham would get his name on the scoresheet on 82 minutes. A well worked free kick saw Haji Mnoga’s header parried by Andre Jr but the striker nipped in to tap into an empty net and put the result beyond doubt.

Or so Aldershot thought. Out of nothing, Amond’s cross found Grego-Cox, and cushioned header beat van Stappershoef and nestled into the bottom corner on 88 minutes. Josh Stokes’ dive inside the box saw him receive his marching orders for a second yellow.

But despite a lengthy amount of injury time, it was the Shots who prevailed. Clinical when it mattered and showed good game management to see the game out at 3-2. Woking will travel to Solihull on Saturday looking to put things right.

Woking: Alexis Andre Jr, Dan Moss, Josh Casey, Scott Cuthbert, Luke Wilkinson, Manny Oyeleke (Akinola 4’), Paul Osew (Grego-Cox 63’) Rohan Ince (Anderson 77’), Padraig Amond, Dennon Lewis, Rhys Browne

Unused subs: Jaaskelainen, Odusina, Anderson

Bookings: Ince 65’, Lewis 79’, Casey 79’, Grego-Cox 86’

Goals: Browne 28’, Grego-Cox 88’

Aldershot Town: Jordi van Stappershoef, Haji Mnoga, Ollie Harfield, Cian Harries, Coby Rowe (Glover 75’), Stuart O’Keefe, Tyler Frost, Lorent Tolaj (Bray 88’), Josh Stokes, Olly Scott, Jack Barham (Thomas 88’)

Unused subs: Widdrington, Bray, Willard

Goals: Tolaj 25’, Frost 35’

Bookings: Rowe 50’, Harfield 74’, Stokes 79’, 90+1’, Tolaj 79’

Sent off: Stokes

Attendance: 5321
1Alexis Andre Jr.
2Dan Moss
3Josh Casey
6Luke Wilkinson
4Scott Cuthbert
24Rohan Ince ('77)
18Manny Oyeleke ('4)
37Paul Osew ('63)
11Dennon Lewis
14Rhys Browne
10Padraig Amond
22Will Jaaskelainen
21Timi Odusina
16Tunji Akinola ('4)
23Jermaine Anderson ('77)
9Reece Grego-Cox ('63)
Aldershot Town LINEUP
1Jordi van Stappershoef
2Haji Mnoga
3Ollie Harfield
4Cian Harries
5Coby Rowe ('75)
18Olly Scott
7Stuart O'Keefe
8Tyler Frost
10Josh Stokes
22Jack Barham ('88)
9Lorent Tolaj ('88)
6Theo Widdrington
11Ryan Glover ('75)
14Ollie Bray ('88)
27Tommy Willard
39Kwame Thomas ('88)

Woking 2-3 Aldershot Town | Extended Match Highlights

Woking 2-3 Aldershot Town | Michael Doyle Interview

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