The Skrill South league leaders, Bromley, are in town on Saturday afternoon as Boro will need to bounce back from last week’s narrow home defeat. (Skrill South League Fixture – Kick off 3pm)
- Live Football (Hull City vs Manchester City – 12.45pm) will be screened in the Club Bar from 12:45pm
- A Club Shop Sale continues in the Club Shop tomorrow, with most items reduced to clear
Boro made it to the Russell Cotes Cup Final on Tuesday evening with a 2-1 win at AFC Portchester and manager Spencer Day will be determined to end a good week on a high with a positive result against the Skrill South league leaders Bromley.
Three points for Boro would see them reach 36 points and depending on other results, could rise as high as 14th and closer to league safety.
Farnborough manager Spencer Day was positive ahead of Saturday’s visit of the league leaders, telling BBC Surrey:
“[Bromley are] Top of the league, doing very well having a fabulous season. We’ve had to play all the top sides in the last two-three weeks. We’ve come up desperately close, in certainly the Eastleigh game and Sutton game last Saturday. So it’s about time, I said in the dressing room after the Sutton game, we got a result against one of these sides.
“We didn’t turn up in the away fixture at Bromley, we lost 3-0 and the game was over within ten minutes – we were down to ten men and 2-0 down so I can’t tell you what Bromley are really like because we didn’t turn up. So it’s important that we, with the run of difficult ties, try and get a performance and the points. We were much better against Sutton last weekend and were very unfortunate to lose so hopefully we can turn that round and cause a shock against the league leaders.
“Every game is a massive ask when you start to compare what other teams have got; it is a massive ask. But in some respects, that’s the challenge and you look forward to it and when your successful, and we have been successful this season – we’re desperately trying to stay away from the relegation battle we’re just about managing that but we need to pick up a few more wins.
“There’s nothing better than a challenge against the top of the table side, we’re not expected to get anything from the game but since I’ve been here in the last couple years managing, we’ve managed to overturn the odds on a number of occasions and we’ll try and do that again against the league leaders. We know we’ve got to be ruthless at both ends of the park. It’s a massive challenge and I thought the players did very very well against Sutton last time out and most of them I’m sure will start again against Bromley.
Top of the table Bromley are the highest goalscorers in the division (62 goals from 31 games) in first place but only by two points, and having played two more games than second place Eastleigh who could leapfrog Bromley by the end of the weekend. Of their 15 games on the road so far this season, Bromley have won 9; drawn 1 and lost 5.
Anything but a defeat this weekend is required for Bromley to remain in 1st place, with Eastleigh hosting a Bishop’s Stortford side which will have played 40 odd hours before Saturday’s fixture, on Thursday (13th March).
The Lillywhites are currently on a five match winless streak, having lost their previous three games including Tuesday evening’s defeat to Dover Athletic, where manager Mark Goldberg saw his side ship four goals at home, to deal Bromley’s chances of automatic promotion another big blow.
One to watch: Bradley Goldberg – The Skrill South’s leading goalscorer, on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge until 26th April, with 18 goals.
The Bar will be open from noon and Live Football (Hull City vs Manchester City) will be shown pre-match in the Bar from 12:45pm.
Turnstiles open at 1pm and Admission Prices are:
- Adult – £12
- Concessions – £8
- Children (Under 16’s) – FREE
- Car Park – £2
- Boro View (Match Day Programme) – £2
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.
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.
Skrill South Fixtures – Saturday 15th March 2014 (All kick off at 3pm)
Bath City vs Dorchester Town
Eastbourne Borough vs Chelmsford City
Eastleigh vs Bishop’s Stortford
Farnborough vs Bromley
Gosport Borough vs Boreham Wood
Havant & Waterlooville vs Staines Town
Hayes & Yeading United vs Concord Rangers
Maidenhead United vs Dover Athletic
Sutton United vs Basingstoke Town
Tonbridge Angels vs Weston-Super-Mare
Whitehawk vs Ebbsfleet United
Keep up to date with your club on Social Media: