Cards look to new boys

Brian Caffarey
5:19pm, Thu 15th Nov 2012
Woking v Alfreton Town
3pm on Saturday 17 November 2012

Your Club needs you! The Cards could really do with a win on Saturday, so please come down to Kingfield if you possibly can and cheer Garry Hill’s entertaining side onto three more points. There have been goals galore in Woking’s games this season but Garry will be hoping that new loan signing, experienced left-back John Nutter, can help shore up the defence, and won’t mind if other new loan signing striker Jayden Stockley gets in on the act at the other end of the pitch. Come down early and watch the SKY game live from 12.45pm before the main feature! The bar is open from 12 noon – Alfreton fans are very welcome too!


Garry made it clear after last week’s defeat at Grimsby Town that he felt he needed to bring in one or two players to boost his very small squad as they fight to stay on course for the 50 points that he has proclaimed as the minimum target this season. It’s not that the team has been playing badly – the standard of football and the entertainment value have usually been excellent – but the side has seemed unable to capitalise on the very promising starts which it tends to make in games, with early leads being forfeited fairly rapidly.

Garry has also got to contend this weekend with three players serving one-match suspensions: Lee Sawyer, Bradley Bubb and Mike Cestor. So, the new boys’ arrival is very timely.


Alfreton are in their second season in the BSP. Last season they rallied after a very difficult start and finished in 15th place. Manager Nicky Law will be hoping that they can at least better that this season. They currently sit in 16th place, one berth below Woking but have played two fewer games. Their away record is very respectable, with three wins, two draws and three defeats. Last week they recorded a fine 4-3 win at home over league leaders Newport County. They’ve also had a good FA Cup run, beating Gateshead 2-0 at home before surprising Wrexham 4-2 at the Racecourse Ground. They now host Leyton Orient in the next round.

Alfreton are not prolific goalscorers this season – their total of 22 league goals is considerably less than Woking’s 34 – but their defence has been tighter than the Cards’, conceding 29 goals against Woking’s 40. The top scorers at present are midfielder Dan Bradley with seven, whilst striker Ben Tomlinson has six. Ex-Card Tom Denton is in Alfreton’s squad but is on loan at Worksop Town.

Nicky Law has recently strengthened his squad with the loan signing of Sheffield United midfielder Matthew Harriott.


Adults £15
Over 65s/Students £10
U16s £5

The game is not segregated.


The 56-page programme includes Malcolm Wyatt’s amusing account of his trip to Newport County and an opposing view from an Alfreton fan, plus all the news from the BSP, match reports, previews, superb action photos and much more. If you can’t get to the game, you can order a copy from the Club Shop on


The Cards are at home to neighbours Farnborough next Saturday in the FA Trophy. Come down to Kingfield and enjoy what should be a well-contested local derby!

Come on, you Cards!

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