FC Halifax Town return to competitive action this Saturday after a break of just over a week and a half due to the first-round FA Cup fixtures that took place over the course of last weekend. This weekend’s visitors are Woking FC who were in action in the cup against Bury on Sunday therefore have not had an extended rest.
- Woking is a town that can be found in the northwest region of Surrey. It’s football club, Woking FC was founded in 1889, making it 128 years old.
- Woking’s home ground is the Laithwaite Community Stadium, commonly and historically known as the Kingfield Stadium. The venue has a capacity of 6,036.
- The visitors carry the nickname of ‘The Cardinals’, or ‘The Cards’ for short.
- Woking have won the FA Trophy a record equalling three times, although their most recent success was back in the 1996-97 season.
- Woking’s biggest rivals are said to be Stevenage and Aldershot Town. Aldershot also feature in this season’s National League and the two sides will meet for the first time this season on Boxing Day.
- Woking’s population according to the 2011 Census was 99,198 whereas Halifax’s population is in 2015 was estimated to be marginally over 90,000.
- The away side have failed to come out on top in their last four matches in all competitions.
- Woking’s mascot is known as the K.C Kat.
- This season is the club’s fifth consecutive year in the fifth tier of English football.
- Celebrities such as Delia Smith and Harry Hill were born in Woking.
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