On Saturday 14th April, Neil Smith returns to former stomping ground The Laithwaite Community Stadium, as his Bromley side take on Woking in the Vanarama National League, in what is the Ravens’ penultimate away league fixture of the season.
Club address: The Laithwaite Community Stadium, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9AA
The ground is situated on the A247, opposite the entrance to Woking Park, midway between the town centre and Old Woking. Leave the M25 at either junctions 10 (Wisley) or 11 (Chertsey) and follow the signs towards Woking. When nearing the town centre follow the brown signs showing Heathside car park. The ground is about 15 minutes’ walk from the car park. Come out of the car park and follow the signs for Woking FC (the first route described below for rail travellers). Travelling supporters are requested to use Heathside car park as there are no parking areas around The Laithwaite Community Stadium.
It has been brought to our notice that cars parking in Westfield Avenue have been subjected to parking tickets, this also applies to cars parking on the grass verge near the ground. We therefore suggest that you try to park elsewhere to avoid this happening.
If you are travelling by train, there are frequent fast services from Waterloo to Woking, with a journey time of about 28 minutes (but check for weekend engineering works!). The ground is about 15 minutes’ walk from the railway station, which is in the town centre.
Leave the station by the exit on platform 5. You then have a choice of two routes. You can either follow the signposted route ahead of you down White Rose Lane or turn immediately right along the station approach road to take the more direct route.
If you take the first, more scenic, route, go straight ahead across the car parking areas and along White Rose Lane until you come to the pedestrian crossing. Go across Oriental Road and then, further on, cross over Heathside Road. Carry on down White Rose Lane until, about 75 yards past the turning for Ockenden Road, you reach the entrance to Woking Park on your right. Go in, turn left and follow the path round the cricket square. Then take the path on your left that runs parallel to the back of the Swimming Pool. At the end of the pool, fork left and follow the path which bisects the two car parking areas and which runs parallel to the road leading to the entrance to Woking Park. The ground is in front of you when you reach the main road. If you take the alternative route from the station, turn immediately right down the station approach road until you come to the pelican crossing. Cross over towards the Magistrates’ Courts. Keeping the Magistrates ‘ Courts and the Police Station to your left, follow the A320 out of town towards Guildford. About 300 yards past the Police Station turn left down Constitution Hill (past Southview Surgery). Some 75 yards further on you will come to the entrance to Woking Park on your left. Turn in, continue down through the barrier and take the first path on your right. Follow this path all the way through the park, keeping the Swimming Pool to your left, and continue on through the middle of the parking areas. The path will bring you out to the main road directly opposite the ground. Alternatively, if you don’t want to walk through the park, continue along the A320 until you reach the junction with the A247 and follow the signs towards Dorking. You will then reach the ground on your right.
Adults – £18
Senior Citizens (over 65) – £13
Disabled (including carer) – £13
Student (Under 19, with valid ID) – £5
Child (Under 16) – £5
We plan to bring you live audio match commentary from the Laithwaite Community Stadium, starting at around 2:50pm, and accessible via the club website.