This Wednesday evening we welcome famous visitors to the Spectrum in the form of Walton & Hersham (kick-off 7.45pm). In the post-war years and through to the 1970’s Walton & Hersham were one of the very best non-league sides in the country. In 1951-52 and 1952-53 they reached the semi-final of the then hugely prestigious FA Amateur Cup. In the latter year they were watched by a 10,000 crowd when they faced Crook Town at their famous former ground Stompond Lane. In the same decade the club reached the First Round of the FA Cup when they played Southampton in front of 6,000 fans.
Chris Balchin’s City side go in to the game after a hard fought 3-3 draw against rivals Camberley Town after being 3-0 down. Striker Dan Stewart played his 50th game for Guildford City on Saturday scoring 37 times and will be looking to add to his 18 goals this season with this Wednesday’s game.
This season with two promotion places up for grabs they are well in the race as the competition starts to hot up. City were honoured to be Walton & Hersham’s first opponents at their new stadium in October; a match memorably in which City put in a superb performance winning 3-0 with goals from Kieran Campbell, Darryl Siaw and Jordan Gallagher.
Kick off at the Spectrum is 7.45pm this Wednesday and a fine match is in store. Can City achieve a league double or can the Swans maintain the promotion push. Admission is £7 adults, £4 concessions and £1 juniors. Students gain admission for £4 on production of their NUS card, and season ticket holders of all other clubs (except those taking part) get 50% off entry at the gate on production of their ticket.