Hungerford Town v Woking
When: 2nd March
Where: Bulpit Lane, RG17 OAY
Only 10 games left to play and the finish line is getting ever closer. Hungerford need points after last week’s 1-0 loss to Welling left them four points from safety. There are very much winnable games left to play but also some tricky ones which include this weekend’s match versus title contenders Woking. Having dropped down from the national league last season, Alan Dowson’s side have adjusted well to life in the national league south and look likely to go up if either through the play offs or winning the title. Hungerford will need luck on their side to win this one but anything can happen at the Bulpit.
Form guide- Woking got an impressive 1-0 away win at Truro on Tuesday night bouncing back from a 2-0 loss to playoff contenders Dartford. That loss came after three straight home victories. On the other hand Hungerford have been struggling. Their 5-0 thumping of St Albans, 2 weeks ago, has been the only success since the 5th of January.
Team news-Just hours before their match with Truro, the Cards announced the signing of Olu Durojaiye from Haringey Borough. Armain Little returned from a 3 match suspension to score the only goal of the match. The Crusaders are likely to be without midfielders Dan Bailey and Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis. Cameron Hargreaves serves the second match of s three match ban
Star man- Dave Tarpey is on loan from national league side Barnet but is a prolific goalscorer in the national league south and will be a threat to the home defence on Saturday. Marshalling him will be Josh Martin and Marvel Ekpiteta. The defensive duo is always at the heart of the Crusaders defence and despite recent losses their standards never drop. They’ll be key players if the hosts are to get anything at the weekend.
Head to head- These sides have only met once before which was in the reverse fixture. On a Tuesday night in October the Cards came out on top by three goals to nil but the visitors could have got one or two of their own if they’d have shown some ruthlessness in front of goal.