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Guildford City and Woking to meet for first time in over 50 years

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Guildford City and Woking to meet for first time in over 50 years

Published at 6:00am 15th March 2017. (Updated at 5:21pm 15th March 2017)

Guildford City and Woking Football Club meet for the first time in over 50 years tonight (March 15).

The two sides lock horns in the Specsavers Surrey Senior Cup Semi-Final.

Four divisions separate the teams, City lie in 14th place in the Combined Counties League meanwhile Woking are 21st in the Vanarama National League.

Guildford City dug up this historic information between the two sides:

"The two sides first played each other in September 1921 when City (then Monikered United) won 2-1 in the FA Cup.

"The last meeting between the two sides was on 2 October 1965 when Guildford romped to a 6-0 victory over the Cards in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

"This was the season that City made it through to the second round proper of the competition where they lost to Queens Park Rangers."

Ahead of the game Eagle Radio spoke to Guildford City manager Steve Dormer, who said: "The lads are all looking forward to it.

"We're just going to go out and do what we do best, we're gonna work hard, compete for every ball and play to our strengths.

Steve

(Guildford City manager, Steve Dormer)

"In all honesty if all Woking players are on top of their game and all of our players are on top of their game then I'm sure they'll be stronger than us but no one knows what side Woking are going to put out.

"We've got some key players who are cup-tied which is a shame for us, but we've still a good enough team to compete and we'll give it our best shot.

"I think it's great for supporters, I there's a lot of supporters that are going to come out for this one."

 

Last time Guildford City and Woking met...


Harold Wilson was the UK Prime Minister

England were the current holders of the World Cup, won in 1966

A loaf of bread cost around 5p

The first heart transplant operation was performed

...and the world was in Beatlemania

 

Kick off at Guildford Spectrum is at 19:45.

The other semi-final, between Dorking Wanderers and Merstham, is being played on 21 March.

 

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