Moses doubtful for tomorrow
9:17am, Fri 4th Sep 2009
Hampton and RB v Woking
3pm, Saturday 5 September 2009
The Cards, unbeaten on their travels so far with two wins and a draw, will be expecting a tough game against last seasonâ€™s runners-up, Hampton and Richmond Borough, on Saturday. Why not make the short trip to the Beveree and cheer the team on?
Moses Ademola (pictured) is the main injury worry, according to Graham Baker, when I spoke to him earlier this morning. Graham rated him as â€˜doubtfulâ€™. If Moses is ruled out, Graham will no doubt look to one of Luke Medley, Delano Sam-Yorke or Charlie Moone to start alongside Craig Watkins.
Jon Boardman returns to full training on Monday. Billy Hussey is progressing slowly from his knee injury.
Graham added that Ben Akwuegbu, the former Nigerian World Cup player who has turned out a couple of times for the reserves, will probably continue to train with the squad but isnâ€™t in the reckoning for a first team place at present.
The reserve team on Saturday, at home to Bedfont Green Reserves in the Suburban League Cup (see details at end), will be a youthful side. On Monday the Academy side has a tough opening game in the FA Youth Cup, away to Worthing, who usually have a strong youth team. Anson Cousins is still eligible to play along with two or three other players with experience of last seasonâ€™s campaign but most of the side will comprise first year Academy players.
HAMPTON AND RICHMOND BOROUGH
Last year the Beavers finished in second place in the BSS, only three points behind AFC Wimbledon. They knocked out Chelmsford City in the play-offs before losing the final 3-2 to Hayes and Yeading.
Alan Devonshireâ€™s side started this season with a couple of tough games against Basingstoke Town and Newport County, both of which they lost. But they have rallied subsequently, gaining 11 points from the following five games. There have been wins over Bromley (away) 2-1, a 2-2 draw at home to Braintree Town, a 3-1 win at Bath City, a 1-1 draw at home to Thurrock and, on Monday, a 2-1 win at St Albans City.
The Beavers will be without Dean Wells and Ian Hodges, who are both suspended. Ex-Card Michael Charles, a recent signing from Farnborough, may be in contention for a call-up to the side, having scored three goals in a midweek reserves game on his return from injury. Striker Craig Dundas, signed from Sutton in the summer, has been in good form.
Â£11 adults; Â£5 concessions; and Â£3 U12s.
Please see yesterdayâ€™s news item.
Come on, you Cards!
P.S. If you canâ€™t get to the Beveree on Saturday but can make it to Kingfield, the reserves are at home to Bedfont Green Reserves in the Suburban Football League Cup. Kick-off is at 3pm and admission is Â£4 for adults and Â£2 for season ticket holders/OAPs/children.