Preview – Whitehawk – Sat 7 Oct – KO 15:00
We welcome Whitehawk to The Vale this Saturday (7 Oct) for our latest Vanarama National League South game kick-off 15:00.
Our visitors are having a wretched season thus far and are presently sitting at the foot of the table on three points and have recently re-appointed Steve King as manager on a three year deal in a bid to turn the ‘Hawks’ season around. In their last league outing they drew at home 1-1 with St. Albans City.
After our FA Cup exit last Saturday it is back to the ‘bread & butter’ of league action for next few weeks, Manager Bobby Wilkinson and the squad will be looking to put points on the board and move up the table. One known absentee from the squad for this game will be Sam Cox who is away on International duty with Guyana who are scheduled to have played Grenada (away) on Friday (6 Oct).
No easy games in this League, the players need to be focussed for the 90+ minutes and the fans noisy and supportive from the off and throughout the match as we look to secure the points on offer.
There will be a bucket collection in and around the ground for Prostate Cancer UK on Saturday as part of Non League Day, please give generously.
The Football club have also pledged to make a donation to the charity based on the number of ‘clicks’ through the turnstiles on Saturday so please encourage friends, neighbours, work colleagues along to what should be an entertaining afternoon.
A Big thank you to our
Match Sponsor: Douglas John West
Match Ball Donation: Steve Counsel & Mike Pullin
Match day Admission: Adults – £13, Concession – £9 (over 65 & students with ID), Under 18s – £3 (Under 14s are FREE when accompanied by an adult).
Our Premiership/English Football League Season Ticket offer applies to this game – just show your current ST at the Turnstile and gain entry to the game for just £9. Armed Services personnel can also gain entry to our League games for just £9 on production of their ID card at the turnstile.
Entry to the stadium is through the Turnstile block on the right as you enter The Vale. If you arrive early you can purchase your Match-day ticket and programme from the pop-up ordering point located just inside the Ruislip Social Club (you can also order your half-time refreshment from the Social Club).
Cash entry is through Turnstile 1 & 2 (plus match-day tickets purchased in advance via the pop-up point and other official passes (players, scout, complementary etc.). Turnstiles 3 & 4 are for the use of WFC Season Ticket holders.
No entry to the stadium will be allowed through the metal gates adjacent to the turnstile block except for suitably badged individuals so please allow plenty of time to get into the ground prior to kick-off.
Parking at the stadium on the adjacent grass pitch area is FREE. If you elect to park in the side streets near to the ground please do not block driveways or access for emergency vehicles, especially within Grosvenor Vale and Cranley Drive. Alternatively, use one of the pay & display car parks which are within 10–12 minutes walk of the stadium (see map HERE for assistance). Please be aware the Local Hillingdon Traffic Enforcement Department will be out and about and if you happen to park your vehicle inappropriately in the one of the side streets you are likely to get a ticket. You have been warned….
Public Transport: Metropolitan & Piccadilly Line services should be operating a normal to Ruislip Manor and Ruislip. The Central Line will also be running a normal service (alight at Ruislip Gardens and then a 12-15 minute walk to the ground or cross the road and catch the E7 bus towards Ruislip) – Check TfL website for latest info HERE
The Ruislip Social Club opens at noon and will showing football on the big screens from 12:30 and at 17:30.
Make sure you pick-up your match-day programme (£3) on your way-in to the ground and your golden goals tickets (£1 a ticket, first goal wins £50 last goal wins £10).
Lynn Evans and her team will be serving hot food (burgers, chicken burgers, bacon and sausage rolls and fish finger rolls hot and cold drinks) from the catering unit situated at the top of the ground. The half-way line tea bar located behind the dug-outs in the ground will also be serving hot and cold drinks as well as snacks throughout the afternoon.
Our record versus Whitehawk since 2012
P W D L F A GD 8 1 5 2 5 9 -4
Our record versus Whitehawk since 2012