Woking aim to make the Quarter Finals for the first time in 10 years – and bag £7000 in prize money – as they host Vanarama National League South Oxford City.
Woking Team News:
The Cards are without a win in three games having drawn at home to Halifax (1-1) and Barrow (2-2) with a defeat at Altrincham (3-1) sandwiched in-between. This week, Garry Hill bolstered his attacking options bringing in Yeovil Town striker Shaun Jeffers on a 28-day loan. It is expected that he’ll go straight into the match-day squad. Chris Arthur is still suspended following his straight red against Halifax. There are no known injuries.
Player to watch: John Goddard
The tricky winger looked back to his best last week against Barrow and will want to add to his 14 goals this season.
Oxford City Team News:
Oxford City have enjoyed a good season so far, they sit in fifth place with 39 points from 23 games. However, they have only won twice in their last nine, with three defeats. Their away form is particularly impressive, they’ve won six, drawn three and lost just one.
Player to watch: Bradley Bubb
A player well-known to Woking fans having made 36 appearances for the Cards scoring 18 goals in 2012-13. He’s City’s top scorer this season with 10 goals. Bubb is quick, powerful and knows where the goal is. Woking will certainly need to keep him at bay if they hope to progress.
Match Facts & Stats
Road to the Last 16.
First Round: Boreham Wood (A) 1-2 Saah and Sole.
Second Round: Maidenhead United (H) 6-1 Sole, Murtagh x2, Massey OG, Quigley, Arthur.
Fourth Round Qualifying: Marlow (H) 6-3
First Round: Ebbsfleet United (H) 3-1
Second Round: Cheltenham Town (H) 2-2
Replay: Cheltenham Town (A) 0-3
Woking and City met in the FA Trophy Second Round last season. The Cards threw away a two-goal lead at Oxford but won the replay 2-1.
The Cards are the most successful club ever in the competition having won the Trophy in 1994, 1995 and 1997.
This is the furthest round Oxford have reached.