Woking v Barnet
Skrill Premier League
Tuesday 8th October 2013
Kick-Off 7.45 pm
Stadium: Kingfield, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AA
Telephone: 01483 772 470
Club Colours: Red, White and Black
Nickname: The Cardinals
Brief Directions by Road: Not an easy one this. From the M25 come off at Chertsey Junction 11, and at the top of the slip road turn right, following the signs for A320 Woking and Guildford. Basically stay on this A320 road which is regularly signposted Guildford and eventually you will reach the ground. The real secret in finding Kingfield was always to follow signs to the Woking Leisure centre which is opposite the ground.
Car Parking: Options are either street parking or for ease at the leisure centre. Park near the entrance/exit if you can it will save some time getting home, trust me.
Directions by Train: Trains from London Waterloo which will take approx. 40 minutes and go directly to Woking Station. Woking train station is in the Centre of town approximately a mile and a half from the ground and about 30 minutes brisk walk. Stuff that, it’s a cab journey Reckless, made for sharing and leaves time for an extra beer!
Supporters Coaches: Barnet Football Club will be running a coach to every way first team game this season. The 2013-14 Travel Club is now open for fans to join by a monthly fee system or one off individual booking.Monthly Travel Club Memberships cost £38 for Adults, £30 for Concessions & Juniors and just £20 for U10s.
As a member of the Bees Travel Club, the club guarantee your seat on every trip of the season. All the coaches are stewarded.For further information on the Bees Travel Club, please call the ticket office on 020 8381 3800 and select option two or visit The Hive in person. Please see elsewhere on the site for details of pick-up and drop-off points.
Eating and Drinking Locally: The nearest pub to the ground is the the Kingfield Arms. It is located about 300 yards from the ground on Kingfield Road. My choice would be the 'The Sovereigns' which is an Ember Inn on the Guildford Road (A320) purely because one of my spies told me about the awesome Ultimate Mixed Grill on offer for about £11.00 - rump steak, gammon steak, a whole chicken breast, two pork, leek and bacon sausages,two fried eggs, chips, a grilled flat mushroom, onion rings, garden peas and half a grilled tomato. He is a big lad believe me and struggled to finish it! The catering inside Kingfield was always decent and according to my spies is still as good.
Social Club: Away fans are welcome in The Cardinals Bar and it can be found behind the main stand.
Ground Description: Kingfield's main stand or actually stands, as it is split into two, have been around for some 50 years and occupy half of one touchline. Open terracing is to be found either side. To the left is the home end or Kingfield Terrace. Opposite is the uncovered Chris Lane terrace which is allocated to away fans. Woking’s pride and joy can be seen to the right. The Leslie Gosden stand was built in 1995 and towers over the rest of the ground. It offers a superb view of proceedings although you will be open to the elements if you sit at the very far ends.
Admission Prices: Adults £15, Concessions £10, U16s £5.
Previous Meetings and Memories: Our last meeting was in January 2005 when a Lee Roache goal won us a point. A Barnet match against Woking over the years has usually been exciting, but not normally rewarding. A George Cleary last minute penalty in front of a massed North Terrace got the Bees a reply in the FA Cup, in 1978 (what a great goal celebration that was). 3-3 the final score but we would have won at Underhill that day if it hadn’t been for Jimmy Greaves getting himself a red card! The replay also finished 3-3 at Kingfield but the Cards gave us a lesson in finishing at Brentford’s Griffin Park 3-0 in the 3rd game. After two further fantastic FA Cup draws at Underhill 4-4 and 2-2 in successive seasons (1994 and 1995) the Bees lost both replays at Kingfield.