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Cards aiming for back-to-back home victories in challenging match-up

Glen Harrington
7:25pm, Mon 1st Nov 2021
Woking vs Bromley
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Woking will be aiming to make it six points out of six when they entertain Bromley on Tuesday evening in the second-half of a National League double header at the Laithwaite Community Stadium.

The Cards got back to winning ways on Saturday but were made to work hard for the result against an understrength, but nonetheless stubborn and resilient Altrincham side. Goals from Max Kretzschmar and Inih Effiong saw the hosts come from a goal down to lead midway through the second-half, before Tahvon Campbell struck a late winner, after the visitors had pegged one back. Assistant manager Ian Dyer was full of praise for the performance as the Cards moved back into the top-half of the league table and ended a run of four straight defeats in all competitions.

Tuesday evening’s rearranged tie sees Alan Dowson’s side take on a Bromley side who look a strong bet for a play-off place after an excellent start to the season, amassing 24 points from their first 12 games to sit seventh, just six points off the league leaders Boreham Wood and still with two games in hand on each of the teams above them. However, the home side will be going all out for a result. With the Cards knocked out early from this year’s FA Cup, it means no game for Dowse and his squad next Saturday, with the next game not until the following weekend away to Southend United. Remember, you can still get your football fix, with Woking hosting Brentford B on Friday 05 November.

Opposition Watch

Bromley raised a few eyebrows last season when they sacked long-serving manager and former Woking favourite Neil Smith, after five years in charge and more than a decade at the club, but new manager Andy Woodman has enjoyed a brilliant start to life at Hayes Lane. He led the Lilywhites to a seventh-place finish last season, losing out in the end of season play-offs to eventual winners Hartlepool United, and looks well placed to challenge again this campaign.

The former Arsenal goalkeeping coach has an excellent squad at his disposal. The ever-dangerous Michael Cheek has 10 goals in 12 games this season, whilst James Alabi and Corey Whitley have chipped in with three apiece. Their summer signings include defenders Joe Partington (Eastleigh) and Omar Sowunmi (Colchester United), Millwall duo Sam Skeffington and George Alexander, plus the returning Louis Dennis who re-joins from Leyton Orient.

Defender Chris Bush is the one ex-Woking connection in the squad, although back-up goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook is the younger brother of former Cards, Regan Charles-Cook, and Anthony Cook.

Recent Meetings

• Woking 3-4 Bromley – 13th April 2021, National League (Diarra, Cook, Dalby)
• Bromley 2-2 Woking – 26th January 2021, National League (Wareham 2)
• Bromley 1-1 Woking (Woking won 7-6 on penalties) – 19th January 2021, FA Trophy (Kretzschmar)
• Woking 2-1 Bromley – 26th November 2019, National League (Tarpey, Hyde)
• Bromley 1-0 Woking – 24th September 2019, National League

On the Day

Ticket prices are £18 for Adults, Concessions £13, Students and Next Generation £10 and £5 for 16-year-olds and under – click here for more information and to book your tickets online.

This match will be segregated, with Bromley fans being allocated the Chris Lane Terrace and some seats in the Seymours Community LGS.

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