Merstham v Woking
Surrey Senior Cup 2nd Round
7.45pm on Tuesday 27 November 2012
Assuming the Moatsidersâ€™ pitch is playable, the Cards will attempt once more to begin their Surrey Senior Cup campaign with a trip to Merstham tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. Merstham currently lie in mid-table in the Ryman League Division One South. Garry will no doubt give priority in selecting his side to those members of his first team squad who did not get ninety minutes on the pitch on Saturday.
Garry Hillâ€™s side, boosted by the return of Billy Knott and fine performances by other loanees Brett Williams, Jayden Stockley and John Nutter, produced some scintillating football on Saturday to thrash Farnborough 7-0 in the FA Trophy.
Garry will no doubt want to give some pitch time on Tuesday night to those players who didnâ€™t figure on Saturday and those who didnâ€™t play the full 90 minutes, whilst also wanting to maintain the momentum generated at the weekend, bearing in mind that the Cards have two difficult away fixtures coming up against Hyde and Lincoln City.
The winners of Tuesdayâ€™s tie will travel to Farnham Town in the next round.
The Moatsiders, much like Woking, donâ€™t seem to have much difficulty in scoring goals but seem to find it hard to keep a clean sheet. So far, theyâ€™ve scored 32 goals in 16 games but have let in 33. A couple of weeks ago they were involved in an amazing 6-6 draw away to Walton Casuals, coming back from 6-1 down to share the points. On Saturday they drew 2-2 away at Sittingbourne, Lee Newman netting both goals, but lost their last home game 2-1 to Faversham Town.
There are a few familiar names in the Merstham squad, including striker Mark Nwojeki, who has scored against us for Staines and AFC Wimbledon and is on loan to Merstham from Kingstonian; Luke Lâ€™Anson, once of Dover Athletic; and central defender Tutu Henriques, who made over 350 appearances for Bromley.
Tel: 01737 6444046
The Cards Trust is not running a coach to this game.
The AA recommended route is as follows. Leave the M25 at J8 (signposted Reigate/Redhill) and join the A217. Then turn left again after about 700 yards onto A242 and then left again onto A23 (London/Croydon). After about 800 yards turn right onto Station Road South (signposted Station). Continue forward onto School Hill (look for the brown information sign) and then turn left onto Bletchingley Road. Turn right onto Worsted Green and then right onto Weldon Way. The clubhouse and a small car park are just over 100 yards on your right.
You can either change at Clapham Junction or travel via changes at Guildford and Redhill. Look up www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com for more details. Leave Merstham station by the main entrance (using the footbridge if necessary) and take the road to the left (Station Road South). Go to the top of the road and turn left down School Hill. Take 5th right (Weldon Way).
The Cards are away to Hyde on Saturday (1 December) and Lincoln City the following Tuesday (4 December). The next home game is against Stockport County on Saturday 8 December, followed by an FA Trophy tie at Kingfield against Welling United on Saturday 15 December.