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Cards hoping to find form against near-neighbours

Glen Harrington
5:59pm, Mon 13th Dec 2021
Woking vs Westfield
Surrey Senior Cup – First Round
Tuesday 14th December 2021


The Cards will be looking to end a run of three consecutive defeats when they host neighbours Westfield in the Surrey Senior Cup.

Woking, who last won the competition in 2017, hold the record for the most Surrey Senior Cup final appearances (29), and they’ll be aiming to bring up number 30 by the end of the season. Only Dulwich Hamlet (16) and Sutton United (15) have won the competition on more occasions than the Cards (13). Manager Alan Dowson has a mixed record thus far having suffered two quarter-final exits during his time at the club – against Banstead Athletic in 2019 and Dorking Wanderers in 2020. The competition did not take place last season.

Dowse could use this an opportunity to experiment with his team, so expect a miss of fringe players and youngsters. Defender Kyran Lofthouse and midfielder Solomon Nwabuokei missed the last league game, against Boreham Wood, through illness, although Max Kretzschmar and Rohan Ince are fit again and played the full 90 minutes on Saturday.

Westfield play in the Isthmian South Central Division, the eighth tier of English football, to which they were promoted in 2018 after winning the Combined Counties Football League. They are currently in 10th place with 16 points from 15 games. In 2019 they finished in a hugely respectable fifth place, losing their play-off semi-final to Bracknell Town. The following year they sat fifth again when the season was curtailed with ten games to go, whilst last season they were 11th after just seven completed fixtures. Their squad includes Woking loanee Sam Evans, who has scored seven times in all competitions this season, including a hat-trick in the preliminary round of this competition last month.

The two teams last met in a pre-season friendly in August when Woking won 4-0, with Jack Skinner and George Oakley amongst the scorers. Their last competitive meeting was in this competition in February 2016 when the Cards won 4-1 thanks to a Joe Quigley brace, an own goal, and Jake Caprice.

There are reduced admission prices for this game - £5 for adults, £3 for next-gen and £1 for Under 16s – so come along if you can and cheer on the teams! For more information and to book your tickets please click here.

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