The Reds go into the fixture having had the best possible week – topping the Isthmian Premier League table for the first time this campaign thanks to two victories in four days:
First, Worthing came out on top of a nine-goal thriller at home to Sussex rivals Lewes 5-4 in front of 1,600 supporters, which kept them within a point of then-league leaders Enfield Town with a game in hand to be played on Tuesday:
Despite Merstham going 1-0 up half time, second half goals from Ollie Pearce and Reece Meekums earned Worthing a 2-1 win to a crowd of a thousand.
Meanwhile, hosts Chertsey have had a turbulent week, seeing their league fixture against Bracknell Town abandoned after 80 minutes, resulting in player-manager Kevin MacLaren resigning a day later.
The Curfews defeated VCD Athletic 2-1 in the second round of the competition to set up the tie at Alwyns Lane, and also reached the final qualifying stage of the FA Cup, losing 4-1 to Southend United of the National League.
Tickets can be purchased online via Chertsey’s websiteor on the gate. Prices are as follows:
Online – £9, On gate – £10
Online – £7, On gate – £6
Online & On gate – £2.
Gates open at 12 noon.
DIRECTIONS BY ROAD FROM M25
• Leave M25 J11 sign posted Chertsey.
• On leaving the motorway take A317 (St. Peter’s Way) sign posted Weybridge.
• At the next roundabout take 1st exit sign posted Chertsey.
• Stay in the left hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights into Eastworth Road.
• At the mini roundabout turn right into Free Prae Road, this will bear left into Pound Road.
• At the junction at the end of the road turn left into London Street.
• Straight on at the next mini roundabout.
• Go past Ye Olde Swan Pub and turn left just after that into Alwyn’s Lane.
DIRECTIONS ON FOOT FROM CHERTSEY TRAIN STATION
On foot from the railway station, walk out of the station car park near the taxi ranks, turn left and head up Guildford Street. At the end of Guildford Street (with the church in front of you) turn left into London Street. Walk along past Ye Olde Swan Pub and then Left into Alwyns Lane.