Second placed Eastleigh are the opposition for Farnborough on Saturday afternoon as they return to Skrill South action at Paddy Power Park looking to ward off another challenger to their strong home form in the League. (Skrill South League Fixture – Kick off 3pm)
- Live Football (Saturday February 22: Chelsea v Everton – 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
- Make sure you get into the ground early so you don’t miss the Jets Cheerleaders performing Pre-Match and then again at Half Time!
Despite a disappointing away day at Whitehawk last Saturday, the last two home games have seen a much improved ‘Boro side take 6 points from a possible 6 so far in February.
Last Saturday’s defeat means ‘Boro remain in 15th place in the Skrill South with 30 points but 8 points currently separates ‘Boro from the relegation places.
An all-important win for ‘Boro would see them reach 33 points and could see them rise as high as 12th place, depending on other results.
‘Boro bolstered their attacking options during the week signing of forward Connor French from Walton Casuals. French is available for selection and will go straight into the squad for Saturday’s game against Eastleigh.
The Spitfires are flying high in 2nd place but trail League leaders Bromley by a whopping 11 points although have three games in hand. Of their 11 away fixtures so far this season, The Spitfires have won 6; drawn 1 and lost 4. An Eastleigh win would see them remain in 2nd place but stretch away from chasing Ebbsfleet in 3rd place.
Eastleigh’s last game was an outing to Tonbridge Angels last Monday, where they suffered their fifth defeat of the season, losing out by the odd goal in three. Highlights of that game can be viewed by clicking here.
When Richard Hill’s side suffered defeat against the Angels three months ago, they promptly embarked on a seven match winning streak. They will be looking for a similar reaction, starting with Saturday’s trip to Farnborough. Due to the spate of recent postponements, this will remarkably see The Spitfires play for just the second time in February.
The last time the two sides met was in the League, back in October, at the The Silverlake Stadium when Eastleigh snatched a last minute winner through forward Craig McAllister on a crushing away day for ‘Boro.
Speaking to the Southern Daily Echo, The Spitfires boss Richard Hill insists the Skrill Conference South title is Bromley’s to lose:
“We are under unbelievable pressure to win our games in hand and I genuinely believe it’s going to be difficult to try and close that gap. We had three home games postponed and, on each occasion, Bromley played. We also had a reasonable Trophy run and those two things combined have put us back six games.
“If we’d played those games and maintained our points average, we would be ahead of Bromley by now. But we’ve been 11 points behind for about six weeks and we can’t get close enough to put any pressure on them because we’ve not been playing. In my opinion, the competition is now Bromley’s to lose.
“Monday was just another game ticked off and one less opportunity to claw back points on Bromley. In my opinion, the gap is too big to close now. We need to make sure we secure a play-off place.”
One to watch: Craig McAllister – 8 goals
The Bar will be open from noon and Live Football (Chelsea v Everton – KO: 12.45pm) 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
Skrill South Fixtures – Saturday 22nd February 2014 (All kick off at 3pm)
Bath City vs Basingstoke Town
Bromley vs Boreham Wood
Chelmsford City vs Maidenhead United
Concord Rangers vs Bishop’s Stortford
Eastbourne Borough vs Sutton United
Farnborough vs Eastleigh
Staines Town P-P Whitehawk
Tonbridge Angels vs Dorchester Town
Weston-Super-Mare vs Dover Athletic
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