Club Profile

First Played: 1987-8

Win Rate: 30% (from 40 games)

Last Updated: 04 July 2022

Barcelona and Real Madrid? Celtic and Rangers? River Plate and Boca Juniors? Nah, it’s all about Woking and Stevenage! Out of nowhere came a fierce rivalry during our hotly-contested time at the top of the Conference. It was most likely because the Cards couldn’t seem to win the title. It’s all rooted in jealousy, you see. The tale of us and them came to life in the Conference, but it started seven years before we took our seat at non-league football’s top table; the 1987-8 Vauxhall Opel League Division One season where it all began.

April 1996. To take a punt on who’d win the Conference title meant either betting on Stevenage Borough or Woking. On Easter Sunday, we found out just how good Cloughie’s side was. We absolutely blew them away in a 4-0 tour de force. It’s still one of our best ever showings. Well, we think so. It also made sure that our pals from Surrey had to settle for second again. Think Spurs and the Premier League.

The Cards never again came as close to the Football League as that again.

Woking did, however, have the FA Trophy to fall back on – and Boro’ couldn’t stop them from making it three pots in four years, despite an epic semi-final tussle in 1996-7. You can even relive the encounter on the “You Choob“. Still can’t work out why a two-legged tie had to go to a replay, mind. After that, things kinda tailed off. Both us and them spent a bit of time being a bit rubbish as a new wave of clubs left Boro’ and the Cards pining for those titanic mid-1990s times.


Woking: The Facts

The Laithwaite Community Stadium
Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AA

01483 772470



Who are Woking?

Woah – have you not been paying attention? Or is it more a case of the Cards fading into insignificance for us over the last few years? Either way, let’s have a crash course in all things Woking Football Club. The story is one we’ll be picking up in 1887. Yep. They’re that old and still haven’t ever made the Football League. You’d have thought they’d had enough practice. OK – enough jibes. Let’s move things forward a bit to 1911 when they first joined the Isthmian League. What followed was a long association with the competition.

A long association, yes. One that yielded much success? No. The 1956-7 campaign was their best finish up ’til that point; runners-up behind Wycombe Wanderers. The start of an ongoing habit, eh? The next season did end with an attractive piece of silverware, however; the Cards winning the FA Amateur Cup. But the league was something they couldn’t master. And the 1980s were a particular nadir for the side from Surrey.

Why do we know the Cards?

The Cards were relegated not once but twice during the decade; winding up in Division Two South. In fact, we were already in Division One by the time they returned in 1987. The difference between us was that Woking kept up their momentum; promoted to the Premier Division in 1990 and then the Conference in 1993.

Under the leadership of Geoff Chapple, the Cards enjoyed epic FA Cup runs and picked up the first of their three FA Trophy titles in 1994; finishing third in the league while at it. The league (and promotion to the League) was the next milestone to reach for the premier non-league side they wanted to be. In 1994-5, Macclesfield Town pipped them to the crown by five points. In 1995-6, it was our turn; eight points the margin. In 1995 and 1997, the Cards completed the hattrick of FA Trophy wins. But they’d start to fade from the summit of non-league football after that.

Woking: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 40 12 9 19 51 64 -13 42 30%
Home 18 5 5 8 20 26 -6 17 28%
Away 21 7 4 10 30 36 -6 25 33%
League 32 11 9 12 44 47 -3 42 34%
Cup 8 1 0 7 7 17 -10 n/a 13%

* league points only

Woking: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Saturday 01 November 2008

Tuesday 08 April 2008

Saturday 22 December 2007

Tuesday 09 October 2007

Tuesday 06 March 2007

Tuesday 03 October 2006

Tuesday 24 January 2006

Tuesday 16 August 2005

Tuesday 05 April 2005

Wednesday 30 March 2005

Saturday 15 January 2005

Tuesday 07 December 2004

Saturday 06 March 2004

Tuesday 07 October 2003

Saturday 15 March 2003

Saturday 28 September 2002

Saturday 09 February 2002

Friday 05 October 2001

Monday 26 March 2001

Tuesday 26 September 2000

Saturday 12 February 2000

Saturday 18 December 1999

Tuesday 09 November 1999

Monday 12 April 1999

Saturday 20 March 1999

Tuesday 31 March 1998

Saturday 11 October 1997

Wednesday 16 April 1997

Saturday 12 April 1997

Saturday 05 April 1997

Saturday 02 November 1996

Tuesday 15 October 1996

Monday 08 April 1996

Tuesday 05 September 1995

Saturday 11 March 1995

Saturday 04 March 1995

Monday 05 September 1994

Saturday 12 March 1988

Saturday 24 October 1987

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How to get to Woking – Travel Information – Distance: 55 miles

By Road

When travelling to Woking, the M25 is predictably your biggest obstacle to getting there. If you do make it around the M25 without too much fuss, you want Junction 11 for the A320. From here, simply follow the signs for Woking until you reach the town centre.

Continue along through the town centre – passing various iconic landmarks including the multi-storey car park and theatre. At the junction with the A247, turn left and right shortly afterwards onto local roads. Kingfield should now be visible.

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The advice to away fans is to park in the Heathside car park. There are no parking spaces around the stadium and using local streets could land you with a parking ticket.

By Rail

Station: WOKING

It’s a fair walk from the station. But there are two routes to choose from.

The first is the easiest and involves following a signposted route down White Rose Lane. Otherwise, there’s a more scenic route. And we mean ‘scenic’ by Woking standards.

Turn right out of the station and go across the car parking areas and down White Rose Lane until you come to a crossing. Here, cross Oriental Road and then over Heathside Road too. Keep going down White Rose Lane past the turning for Ockenden Road.

At the entrance to Woking Park, go in and turn left to follow a path that runs around the cricket square. Then go left in parallel to the rear of the swimming pool, before heading out to the left for a path that goes between two car parks and runs in parallel to a road.

The ground is in front of you when you reach the main road.

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