Woking V Basingstoke Town
5:23pm, Fri 10th Sep 2010
Woking vs Basingstoke Town
Blue Square Bet South
3pm on Saturday 11th September 2010
The Cards host Basingstoke Town on Saturday afternoon as they continue their somewhat inconsistent form in the league. In their last three matches theyâ€™ve come away with a win, a loss and a draw, and theyâ€™ll be hoping to steady the ship tomorrow afternoon. A single Ricky Anane goal was enough to seal victory for Woking last week against St Albans, but theyâ€™ll need to ensure they improve against Basingstoke Town if they are to please the fans.
The Cards won their last outing against St Albans 1-0, thanks to a Ricky Anane goal, but despite the win, some fans will no doubt remain worried by the sideâ€™s inconsistency. Graham Baker will be happy with a win on Saturday, but will also be looking for that hunger and fluency that has so far been missing from Wokingâ€™s season.
The Club has said goodbye to striker Gomez Dali this week, after he revealed that he was yearning for more first team football, something he was not prepared to wait for at Kingfield. However, his absence will not worry the Cards as they can still rely upon top scorer Dave Gilroy upfront, partnered no doubt by either Andy Forbes or Craig Faulconbridge.
Jerome Maledon has been impressive in midfield recently, and will be hoping to be handed a starting place in the side tomorrow afternoon. Heâ€™ll face tough competition from captain Mark Ricketts and the creative Daryn Hennessy, however. Out wide Moses Ademola seems to be the favoured option on the right in recent times, but the manager will have to decide whether Sam Hurrell or Toby Little deserve to start against Basingstoke.
Woking currently lie 10th in the league, only two points ahead of Basingstoke, who will be looking to leapfrog the Cards at Kingfield. A win could see the Cards push upto 6th spot, which in turn, should help settle a ship that currently years for some consistency.
Basingstoke lie in 15th place, five places below Woking, but their goal difference is actually better, at -2, than Wokingâ€™s, which currently stands at -3. They donâ€™t seem to concede many and their defence will prove a tough obstacle to beat for the Woking forwards tomorrow afternoon.
Frank Gray will hope the short journey to Kingfield ends favourably for The Dragons on Saturday, but having lost their last two matches, Basingstoke will be short of confidence, and will not be looking forward to the away trip.
Basingstoke are still searching for their first away win of the season, and to make matters worse, key striker David Pratt starts a three game suspension tomorrow afternoon, so Gray will lose some firepower upfront.
Heâ€™s hinted at making some changes to his team as they get ready to travel to Woking, so expect a refreshed, and excitable side to turn on tomorrow afternoon as they continue to search for that away win.
Adult - Â£12
Juniors (u16s) - Â£2
Concessions / Students - Â£8
Come on, you Cards!