A Farnborough XI claimed a hard-fought 5-4 win over the British Army Team at the Aldershot Millitary Stadium last night.

The Army took an early lead through Kev Haley but Woking loanee Reece Beckles levelled the scoreline with a fantastic lobbed finish over the hosts goalkeeper from the left wing.

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Phil Page then gave Farnborough the lead with a low right-footed from inside the box after good work on the right. But Calum Wilkinson drew level for the hosts just before half time with a well-placed strike into the net from close range.

Half Time: British Army Team 2-2 Farnborough XI

After the break, on 55 minutes Manager Spencer Day replaced Phil Page, scorer of Farnborough’s second goal, with Academy player Nathan Chambers in a like-for-like change.

Minutes later, good work from the right resulted in Louie Theophanous lashing home a strike into the net from 16 yards to give the visitors the lead for the second time in the game.

On 70 minutes, Sam Agar then leveled for Army after beating offside track and rounding Dillon Barnes before slotting home into empty net.

Farnborough responded once again on 78 minutes when Dan Bennett released Reece Beckles through the middle and the 20 year-old calmly finished with aplomb to claim his second of the night.

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5 minutes later, the Army pulled level once again with the eighth goal of the night.

But when it look liked the game would end as a draw, Farnborough substitute Nathan Chambers found himself in the right place at the right time to bag a late winner making it 5-4 to the visitors.

The youngsters late goal sealed a Farnborugh XI a hard-earned win ahead of Saturday’s FA Trophy tie at Sholing

Speaking to www.farnboroughfc.co.uk after the game, match winner Nathan Chambers gave us his thoughts on the win. “Leading up to the game I was a bit nervous but once I came on it was good and also really good experience for me.”

“I was quite surprised that I had actually scored at first but I was really happy that we won the game and to get the winner makes it feel even better.”

We thank the British Army for hosting us in a Friendly fixture and wish them good luck for the future.

FaST have confirmed a Supporters Coach for this Saturday’s FA Trophy tie at Sholing and you can still book seats – see here for more.


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