The departure of former Glovers’ loanee Tahvon Campbell is the talk of the town (well, Woking town) ahead of the visit of Yeovil Town this weekend.

Tahvon Campbell in action for Yeovil Town in 2016. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The striker, who scored 14 times in 22 appearances this season including at Huish Park in December’s FA Trophy tie, joined League Two Rochdale for an undisclosed six-figure fee on Thursday.

Cards’ chief executive John Katz said the 25-year-old had rejected a new contract offer “which would have made him the club’s top earner” and with his deal up in the summer, Woking decided to cash their chips.

Campbell was “not available for selection” for the 1-0 defeat at Bromley in midweek sparking transfer speculation which did not take long to come to fruition.

That was their sixth defeat in the past nine games albeit they picked up a 2-0 win on their last outing at Kingfield beating Wealdstone last weekend with another former Yeovil loanee, Jamar Loza, on target.

The other win saw them edging out bottom-placed Dover Athletic on home soil between Christmas and New Year – something Yeovil Town didn’t achieve.



Woking manager Alan Dowson said he believed that his side were “on the right lines” despite a midweek defeat away at Bromley on Tuesday night.

The Cards’ boss said he thought his side’s second half performance should have seen them go away from Kent with all three points.

He said: “I thought the performance was very good, we were camped in their half for the second half.

“We should have had a goal, we should have had a penalty, it was a freak of a goal, we should have cleared it but then it rebounds off somebody and trickles in the net.

“Apart from that I can’t remember Craig (Ross) having to make a save.

“I thought we were the better team, it’s just those fine margins, but I think we are going in the right direction and the players are battling very hard for each other.

“There’s little tiny things that could have got us the result, we were excellent in the second half and I feel we are on the right lines.”



Woking’s big injury worry from the midweek defeat against Bromley was star midfielder Max Kretzschmar who limped off with a recurrence of a hamstring injury after an hour.

The hosts will certainly be pushing to get the former Wycombe Wanderers man back having found the net nine times this season.

Speaking about Kretzschmar on Tuesday night, manager Alan Dowson said: “He keeps coming off with his hamstring, it’s when he gets tired it’s a weird injury but hopefully he’ll be alright for Saturday.

“He’ll be everything he can to try and get back, it’s a shame because when you have him on the pitch its a goal-scoring threat.”

Definitely out is on-loan Blackburn Rovers’ central defender Louie John Annesley who was sent off for two yellow cards at Bromley.

Defender Josh Casey and midfielder Jermaine Anderson have not featured since the home defeat to local rivals Aldershot Town on January 2 due to COVID-19, but are expected to be available.


Tahvon Campbell and Joe Quigley are two players we can scrub off the list of players on the current staff with connections between both sides since the last time we met at the end of December.

However, Woking striker Jamar Loza is another between the clubs. He played five times on loan from Norwich City in 2015 and returned for his third spell at Woking last season.

He started the last two matches on the bench but did come on to score the Cards’ second in a 2-0 home win over Wealdstone last weekend.

Rohan Ince, who made two Yeovil Town appearances in a two-month stint on loan from Chelsea in 2012, arrived from Maidenhead in the summer returned to the line-up at Bromley in midweek as he makes his way back from injry.

A few other players with connections with both clubs include:

  • Tahvon Campbell
  • Joe Quigley
  • Josh Neufville
  • Jake Gray
  • Kieran Murtagh
  • Nathan Ralph
  • Kevin Betsy
  • Steve Thompson
  • Matt Hayfield
  • Chris Giles
  • Warren Patmore
  • Colin Fielder
  • Kevan Brown
  • Robbie Carroll
  • Richard Nugent
  • Andy Clement
  • Dave Piper
  • Steve Stott
  • Tom White
  • Shaun Donnellan
  • Jamie Pitman
  • Luke Oliver

There are probably more. If you think of any, let us know and we’ll add them to the list.


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