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FOOTBALL: PRESSURE is mounting on Woking’s board of directors to make wide-scale changes, both on and off the pitch, writes Andy Fitzsimons.

It comes after a minority, but nonetheless hard-core group of Cards supporters chanted “sack the board”, both during and after the club’s 2-0 home defeat against Bromley last Saturday.

 

Woking fans at the Bromley defeat last Saturday

For the full story and more on The Cards, see the 19 April ’18 printed edition.

FOOTBALL: KNAPHILL kept their top-seven finish hopes alive after they tore apart Chertsey Town last Saturday at Redding Way, writes Josh Boothroyd.

Danny Taylor’s brace inspired The Knappers to a convincing 4-1 win, as they turned tiredness into determination against a relegation-threatened Curfews side.

Jimmy Norman in action against Chertsey Town

For the full report, match photos and more on The Knappers, see the 19 April ’18 printed edition

RUGBY: WHEN Chobham entertained a strong Havant side at Fowlers Wells on Saturday, safety was definitely the order of the day.

Buoyed from the previous week’s emphatic win at Tottonians, the hosts knew they had to up the ante to seriously challenge their opponents, otherwise they would be in for a long afternoon.

The Surrey Heath side started brightly as they took the game to their Hampshire visitors. It wasn’t long before the pace and agility of Chob’s frontline told, when left-winger Josh Devitt went over for the first five-pointer of the game. Ollie Turner then kicked extras to give the hosts a 7-0 lead.

Josh Devitt scores his first try.                     Picture courtesy of Chobham RFC

 

For the full report and more match photos, see the 19 April ’18 printed edition

CRICKET: WHITE-ball specialist Jade Dernbach could well be spearheading Surrey’s attack when they launch their bid for the Specsavers County Championship title this weekend.

The 32-year-old, who was brought in up Woking after his family moved from South Africa and attended The Winston Churchill School, has played 24 one-day internationals and 34 Twenty20s for England.

 

Jade Dernbach could lead the Surrey attack

 

For the full article, see the 19 April ’18 printed edition.

ATHLETICS: WOKING Athletic Club’s senior sprinters helped get their new Southern Athletic League season off to the best possible start at the Sheerwater track last Saturday.

In their bid to gain promotion back to Division One, Woking’s speed demons were ‘off and running’ from the get-go as their edged past Newbury in the medals tally, leaving Epsom & Ewell and North Devon trailing behind.

 

Alex Hanson dominated the 200m

 

For the full report, see the 19 April ’18 printed edition

FOOTBALL: WESTFIELD let their guard down, as they surrendered a two-goal lead against an already-relegated Epsom & Ewell last Saturday, writes Josh Boothroyd.

Despite clinching the Combined Counties League Premier Division title two days earlier, Yellows’ boss Tony Reid was bemused by his side’s lackadaisical showing in a fixture that had three points written all over it.

For the full report, match photos and more on The Field, see the 19 April ’18 printed edition

Woking Football Club’s End of Season Awards Dinner will take place in the Geoff Chapple Lounge on Saturday, 28 April ’18.

The event will start at 5pm and will include a two-course meal and the presentation of the end of season awards.

Tickets are available at £30 (inc VAT) each (£24 for player sponsors). The tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To secure a booking contact Jess Holmes on 01483 772470 / 07990 781598 or  jess.holmes@wokingfc.co.uk

Player of the Season voting is also now open, click here to vote

 

FOOTBALL: WHEN Woking entertain Bromley this Saturday in the Vanarama National
League, it will be their 1,000th match in the fifth tier of English football.
Befitting of the milestone, caretaker manager Geoff Chapple, who was at the helm when
The Cards first got promoted into the League (formerly GM Vauxhall Conference) back in
1992, will again take centre stage at The Laithwaite Community Stadium almost 16 years on.

Darren Hay

For the full story and more photos, see the 12 April edition

SWIMMING: WOKING Swimming Club and Team England athlete Anna Maine exceeded all expectation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Queensland, writes Andy Fitzsimons.

The 17-year- old competitor from Woking Swimming Club performed well to progress through the heats to reach the semi-finals in both the Women’s 100m and 50m backstroke events.

For the full story, see the 12 April edition

 

FOOTBALL: WOKING defender Josh Staunton scored against his former club as a new era under Geoff Chapple began with a 1-1 draw away to Dagenham & Redbridge last Saturday.

The five-time FA Trophy winner, however, took more of a back seat in the directors’ area, leaving assistant Jason Goodliffe and former Aldershot Town first team coach Matt Gray to call the shots from the Cards’ technical area.

For the full match report and more photos, see the 12 April edition

See also, Hill To Cards’ Rescue? on page 31