Woking v Boreham Wood
3pm on Monday 3 January 2011
Tomorrowâ€™s home game is the Cardsâ€™ only scheduled first team fixture at Kingfield in the whole of January, so donâ€™t miss it! They entertain bottom-of-the-table Boreham Wood knowing that nothing less than three points will do if they are to sustain fansâ€™ hopes of a challenge for a play-off spot. Seven points adrift at present of Welling United in fifth-place, this is the sort of opportunity to make up lost ground that Woking simply canâ€™t afford to spurn. Come on down to Kingfield to cheer them on! If you can, please come down at 11.00am to help take the covers off the pitch.
Graham Bakerâ€™s side should not be short of confidence on the back of a 12-game unbeaten run and after fighting back on Saturday to gain a hard-earned point at Havant and Waterlooville. A win at home on Monday would give them a haul of seven points from their three holiday games: the minimum required to keep in touch with the front runners and the chasing pack.
Subject to any injuries sustained on Saturday, Graham Baker should have plenty of options if he feels the need to change personnel. Up front, neither Craig Faulconbridge nor Dave Gilroy were in the starting XI on Saturday, while in midfield Jerome Maledon came in for the ill Mark Ricketts. At the back Alan Inns continues to warm the bench in spite of being lauded by Graham Baker as â€˜man of the matchâ€™ in his last appearance, at Harlow in the FA Trophy. Aswad Thomas has at least come on as a substitute in both games.
The Wood prop up the table with 11 points from 17 games. They have yet to win away in the league, having drawn two and lost five on their travels. Confidence will not be high after a morale-sapping 3-0 home defeat on Saturday to fellow strugglers St Albans City. Ex-Cards Nicky Nicolau and Michael Kamara are in the Wood squad. Mario Noto just pips Sam Hurrell â€“ who netted four times in his loan spell â€“ as the Woodâ€™s top scorer.