Boro are back at home on Thursday night for the visit of neighbours Basingstoke Town, kick off 7.45pm, in the Skrill South.

‘Boro Camp

Despite not being able to break down a tough Ebbsfleet side on Saturday, Boro will take plenty of confidence from a spirited performance into the first of three home games in a row, starting with Thursday’s visit of Basingstoke Town.

After Saturday’s defeat and some midweek results fortunately falling Boro’s way, Spencer Day’s men remain in 14th place in the Skrill South with 33 points but 8 points currently separates Boro from the relegation places.

An all-important win for Boro is likely to keep them in 14th place with 36 points. New forward Jamal Lowe is expected to make his home debut for Boro. Meanwhile, O’s loanie Harry Lee has re-signed on loan until 5th April and is expected to be available for selection.

Opposition Camp

The visitors currently occupy 10th place in the Skrill South and lie 8 points off the Play Off places despite having played two more games than Boro. Of their 13 away fixtures so far this season, The Stoke have won 5; drawn 1 and lost 7. A Basingstoke win could see climb one place to 9th place depending on goal difference.

Last time out in the Skrill South, on Saturday Basingstoke squandered a two goal lead in a 2-2 draw with Boro’s relegation rivals Maidenhead United. The hosts were not at their best at the Camrose on Saturday, but will feel that they should have picked up three points after leading by two goals early in the second half.

Following Saturday’s disappointing draw, Basingstoke responded with a close 3-2 win at the Skrill South’s 2014 FA Trophy finalists Gosport Borough. Bearing in mind The Stoke will have to play against on Thursday, manager Jason Bristow fielded the following starting XI on Tuesday: Wells, Rice, Green, Dunn, Adams, Ray, Holder-Spooner, Jenkinson, Matthews, Ibe, Barrett. 

The last time the two sides met was in the League, on Boxing Day, at the Camrose when The Stoke contributed to ‘Boro’s poor away record this season, shipping goals four goals from Kezie Ibe, Manny Williams, Shaun McAuley and Louie Soares.

One to watch: Manny Williams – 7 goals

Important Info

The Bar will be open from 5pm.

The new Turnstiles open at 6pm and Admission Prices are:

  • Adult – £12
  • Concessions – £8
  • Children (Under 16’s) – FREE
  • Car Park – £2
  • Boro View (Match Day Programme) – £2

Disabled Facilities  Any visiting disabled fans are requested to contact us at least 48 hours prior to the match so that arrangements can be made to make sure their visit – and that of their carer’s if applicable – is an enjoyable one. Wheelchair users will pay the entrance cost appropriate to their age/status and if the attendance of a carer is required, the carer will be admitted free of charge. Please contact the Club on 07950 394150.

Platinum Lounge – Entrance will be by the club guest list, plus Supporters, on a charge of £5.00, this will be for admission to the bar before and after match (players are usually in the bar after the game) and a cup of tea at half time. For the full Platinum Lounge Update, please click here.


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