Match preview: Woking (a)

The Spirietes will be searching for a fourth successive away game without defeat when they take on Woking live on BT Sport today (12.30pm).

The game will prove pivotal in the battle for third place in the National League.

Here’s all you need to know…

Match details

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023

Opponents: Woking

Kick-off: 12:30pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: The Laithwaite Community Stadium


Matchday Coverage

TV Coverage

The game will be live on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting from 12pm.

Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis.

Don’t forget that 1866 Sport is on air 24-hours a day, seven days a week! 

You can download the app from the Apple Store here:

If you’re an Android user, you can download the app here:

Alternatively, you can listen online here:          

It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley and is sponsored by National Windscreens.

Social media

Our official Twitter page ( will provide regular updates on the match. It is also the place to find our exclusive goal GIFs, which are used when a player scores a goal. 

Key news will also be posted on our Facebook page, which can be found here:

Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories:

The post-match interview with a member of the management team will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished:

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube channel.

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: Woking Football Club

Nicknames: The Cardinals

Founded: 1887

Stadium: The Laithwaite Community Stadium

Capacity: 6,036

Manager: Darren Sarll

On Woking

Formed in 1887, Woking Football Club joined the West Surrey League in 1895/86. The club first came to national prominence as they went through five qualifying rounds in the FA Cup before falling to Bolton Wanderers in 1908. Woking also won the FA Amateur Cup in 1958 when they beat Ilford 3-0 at Wembley Stadium.

As the noughties loomed ever closer, the Cards found success specifically in the FA Trophy – winning the competition three times in four years. They were also runners-up twice in the Conference during that run.

Woking were relegated to the sixth tier in 2008 and 2018 but found their way back to the National League in relatively quick time – the second promotion came within a year of relegation.

One to watch

Padraig Amond knows how to score goals and that has shown from the start of his career with Shamrock Rovers – scoring 15 goals from 62 appearances. The striker played for a few different clubs around the Republic of Ireland and even Portugal. However, he moved to England after a successful loan spell with Accrington Stanley with the deal being made permanent. Amond spent time with various Football League and National League sides with his best stint coming with Grimsby Town, he bagged 37 goals in 55 games as the Mariners won promotion to League Two. Amond won another promotion with Exeter City last season, this time to League One. The 34-year-old made the move to Woking during the summer and has bagged seven goals this campaign.

Recent Form

The Spireites’ last three: (W/D/W)

Won Southend United 1-2 ChesterfieldVanarama National League

DrewChesterfield 1-1 Yeovil Town Vanarama National League

WonWealdstone 0-4 ChesterfieldVanarama National League

Woking’s last three: (W/D/L)

WonWoking 1-0 Yeovil TwonVanarama National League

Lost Oldham Athletic 1-0 WokingVanarama National League

WonWoking 2-0 Maidenhead UnitedVanarama National League

Last Time We Met

The two sides met last month at the Technique Stadium, where three first half Woking goals took the game away from the Spireites. Liam Mandeville reduced the deficit early in the second half, but the Cards came away with the victory.

Team News

Paul McCallum is being assessed ahead of the fixture and could play a part after suffering a knock to the ankle against Wealdstone.

Armando Dobra could be in-line to make his return from injury.

From the dugout

Danny Webb said: We’ve got to go there and use this recent form, I’m not a massive believer in form. We’d obviously rather go there four unbeaten than four without a point.

“We are in good form as are they. It should be a real good fixture for those watching at home on the telly.