Pictured above: Former Farnborough favourite James Smith, who was a tower of strength at the heart of the Thurrock defence.

A Thurrock side who belied their league position saw off a ‘Boro side evidently short on confidence, as a long week for the Yellows concluded with a second defeat in four days.

After shading the opening 45 minutes, the Ship Lane outfit took full control of the tie with two goals in five second half minutes.

A predatory finish from Lee Boylan and a lovely, deftly taken effort from Paul Terry sunk a Farnborough team now without a win in their last six outings.

After the match, home manager Garry Haylock gave a frank and honest interview to the media, heavily suggesting that changes were imminent to a playing staff that has already lost one of its most experienced members in recent days. Matt Pattison left the Club on Friday, and Haylock was quick to point out that he wouldn’t be the last.

A full match report will be available tomorrow, including Haylock’s thoughts in full.

With the first team now without a scheduled fixture until the visit of Sutton United in two weeks time, there is still plenty going on at Cherrywood Road.

Chris Palmer’s U18 side will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season tomorrow night, as they entertain Camberley. Kick off for that one is 7.45pm, with prices starting at a £1 for conessions and children, and only £3 for adults.

On Tuesday afternoon, Paul Harkness’ reserve team will take on an Army U23 over at the Military Stadium in Aldershot. More details are expected to be announced on that game tomorrow, alongside confirmation of the re-arranged date for the Hampshire Senior Cup tie against Fleet Town.