Basingstoke Stands In The Way Of Woking

Last updated : 12 January 2006 By Stray Shots Team
Aldershot Town go into the quarter finals with a trip to Conference South side Basingstoke Town this Saturday following their 3-0 victory over Fleet Town last Tuesday.

Once again it is likely Brown will field a strong, mixed side, although they will be without Darren Barnard and Steve Watson, still ineligible until they serve their suspensions.

Brown will be looking to avoid the same factors on Saturday as he was on Tuesday with Matt Somner and Ryan Scott currently sitting on four bookings. Should they receive one more caution on Saturday they too will join the suspended list for the trip to rivals Woking on Tuesday night.

With the side coming through Tuesday night relatively unscathed, Brown will also be hoping for another injury-free game this weekend.

Brown told the Aldershot News, “I was very pleased with my senior players they showed a good attitude. Gary Holloway scored a goal, which is fantastic, overall the idea was to get through without picking up any injuries and apart from a couple of knocks we've got through scot-free.

“Basingstoke will be up for it, and it isn't the easiest of places to go. It's a game I could have done without but it's the only Cup we're in so we can't really complain,” added Brown.

However, the boss admitted he did have one eye on Tuesday's night derby clash saying: “The Woking game takes priority it's a massive game and we can't get beaten.

“The next week is big for us, we can't afford to lose too many, out of the next 20 we can only really lose three or four games to have any chance of getting in the Play-Offs.

“I need to get players in sooner rather than later, we'll have a few back from injury as well so I'm sure I'll cheer up if we beat Woking.”

With thanks to the Aldershot News.