Woking v Slough Town: Laithwaite Community Centre, Kingfield, Woking, Surrey
Saturday 23rd March - Kick-Off 15h00
When Slough Town played Woking at Arbour Park on 17th November, the Cards had just returned to lead the table, together wit Billericay Town, after securing a late 89th minute winning goal away against Gloucester City. Indeed they have netted last gasp goals to either win or draw on seven occasions this season, including their last two outings.
Once again, they netted a late equaliser at Welling last Saturday to go back on top of the table. Their record being:
P35 Home W12 D1 L4 GF33 GA 17 : Away W10 D6 L2 GF 34 GA 20 Points 73 Position 1st
Results (last match first)
HOME: W 2 - 0 Chippenham Town; W 3 - 1 Hemel Hempstead; W 2 - 1 Weston-s-Mare; W 3 - 0 East Thurrock United; L 0 - 1 Dartford; L 0 - 2 Wealdstone; W 2 - 0 Welling United; W 2 - 0 Eastbourne Borough; W 3 - 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough; W 3 - 0 Hungerford Town; L 1 - 3 Bath City; D 1 - 1 Chelmsford City; L 1 - 2 Dulwich Hamlet; W 2 - 1 Billericay Town; W 3 - 1 Truro City; W 3 - 2 Oxford City; W 2 - 1 St. Albans City
AWAY: D 3 - 3 Welling United; W 1 - 2 Oxford City; D 1 - 1 Hungerford Town; W 0 - 1 Truro City; L 2 - 0 Dartford; D 1 - 1 St. Albans City; W 0 - 3 Hampton & Richmond Borough; W 0 - 4 Billericay Town; W 2 - 4 Weston-s-Mare; W 0 - 1 Slough Town; W 3 - 4 Gloucester City; D 2 - 2 Chippenham Town; D 2 - 2 Torquay United; D 1 - 1 Concord Rangers; W 1 - 2 Eastbourne Borough; W 0 - 2 Hemel Hempstead Town; L 1 - 0 Wealdstone; W 0 - 1 East Thurrock United
Latest video highlights:
v Welling United (A): 3m43s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615125 courtesy Louis Clark
v Oxford City (A): 2m30s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3794553 courtesy Daniel Smith
v Chippenham Town (H): 2m47s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615114 courtesy Woking FC TV
The Cards had a superb F.A. Cup run, reaching the 3rd Round Proper where they lost 0 - 2 at home against Premiership Watford. They reached this stage by beating Tooting & Mitcham United 4 - 0 (home, 2Q); Kempston Rovers 3 - 2 (home, 3Q); Welling United 1 - 0 (home, 4Q); Torquay United 0 - 1 (away, 1P) and Swindon Town 0- 1 (away, 2P).
In the F. A. Trophy they beat Folkestone Invicta 2 - 0 (H) in the 3rd Round Qualifying before being beaten in the 1st Round Proper 3 - 2, away, after extra time in a replay following a 1 - 1 home draw against Conference National Maidstone United.
Their leading scorers are Jake Hyde (11 league + 3 cup goals) and Max Kretzschmer (11 league + 1 cup goal).
Their average league home attendance is 1,709 (highest: 2,516 Hampton & Richmond Borough; lowest:1,190 Dartford)
Prior to Rebels 0 - 1 home loss earlier this season, Slough Town last played Woking in Football Conference League season 1997/98, losing both matches - 1 - 2 (home) and 3 - 1 (away). Woking finished the season in 3rd place, whereas Slough Town finished 8th yet were demoted to the Isthmian Premier division owing to their ground no longer complying with Conference League ground regulations.
Bookies current odds: Woking Win 5/9; the draw 17/5; Slough Town Win 19/4
Prediction: Woking's record is better away from home. Could this be only their second home draw of the season?
Woking 2 - 2 Slough Town