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Preview | Gillingham v Woking

Jack Bonham set to return as Gills kick-off their Emirates FA Cup campaign at home to Woking.

6 November 2020

Steve Evans has said he will make changes ahead of Woking's trip to MEMS Priestfield Stadium in the FA Cup.

Gillingham v Woking

Emirates FA Cup First Round

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Saturday November 7

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

Manager Steve Evans will make changes ahead of his side’s FA Cup first round tie against National League Woking. Jack Bonham is set to return in goal having missed the last two games with concussion, whilst John Akinde is likely to start having scored the winner at Crewe on Tuesday night.

QPR loanee Joe Lumley has returned to Loftus Road with Joe Walsh available if needed.

Tommy O’Connor should be fit having been substituted late in the game against Crewe with cramp.

Loanees Josh Eccles and Scott Robertson are in line to return to the matchday squad and have a chance of starting. Declan Drysdale, Matty Willock and Christian Maghoma all may feature having been on the bench against Crewe.

Former Gills fan favourite and England international, Matt Jarvis, will return to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium. Kyran Lofthouse will feature as Malachi Napa begins his recovery from injury.

Josh Davison and Slavi Spasov will fight for a place to start up front and Charlie Cooper may start having been rested against Kings Lynn.


Manager Comments:

Steve Evans - “Woking are a good club. People like Jarvis will cause us problems.

"We want to make progress. Upsets will be announced, we need to make sure we are not one of them.

"We have to prepare properly. We had some wonderful memories last year, but you don't get those without winning the first and second rounds."


John Akinde - “Who doesn’t like the FA Cup? We want to beat Woking and go on to the next round, that’s the plan. You can’t take anything for granted in football, they will want to come and win as well. We’ve got to perform well, work hard and try and get a result.”


Previous Meetings:

Saturday’s game will be the first ever competitive meeting between the two clubs.



Gillingham win - 4/9

Draw - 10/3

Woking win - 9/2

Special Bet: John Akinde to score first and Gillingham to win 2-0 - 20/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Christopher Sarginson

Assistants - Ryan Whitaker & Andrew Aylott

Fourth Official - Michael Ryan



All UK subscribers can watch Saturday’s game for a one-off fee of £10! Click the below image to purchase your match pass.

Woking fans can also stream the fixture via this method. However, a basic account will be required to purchase a video pass.

More information can be found here.


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