Third placed Sutton United are the opposition for Farnborough on Saturday afternoon as they will need to bounce back from what manager Spencer Day labelled Boro’s ‘worst home performance of the season’, 40 odd hours on, from Thursday’s defeat. (Skrill South League Fixture – Kick off 3pm)
- Live Football (West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United – 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
Back-to-back 3-0 defeats have seen Boro go two games without a goal and will need to replicate the performance shown at Hayes & Yeading just under two weeks ago to stop the rot and kick-start March with a positive result.
A win for ‘Boro would see them reach 36 points and start to stretch away from Chelmsford in 15th and the teams below scraping for points.
Farnborough manager Spencer Day was optimistic about Saturday’s visit of the form side in the division, in Sutton: “We are playing good sides at the moment but we’re much better than that. Only this time last week everyone was raving about a fantastic performance and a week later we were really terrible and I’m angry and disappointed and there will definitely be changes for Saturday, and there will have to be because Sutton, I saw them on Tuesday night and they were exceptional, big and strong and it’s going to be a massively tough ask but let’s see what the character is in the dressing room.
“They’re (Sutton) the form side in the division, he’s (Paul Doswell) is the manager of the month, they’ve got a fabulous squad, but he hasn’t seen us tonight. We will have to be up to the level of performance we were at Hayes, to have any chance. Sutton are a very big side, very strong, a lot of experience and we’ve just got to be a lot better.
You’ve just got to take the games, in some respects you’ve got to look forwards to the fact you’ve got to play two of the three best sides in the division next, Sutton and Bromley – two massive games, (we are) massively underdogs, not expected to get anything from them but we have upset the odds at this Football Club while I’ve been here in the last two and a bit years, on numerous occasions and we’ve got to try and do it again and we’ll be positive about it and it’s the best we can take out of tonight. Terrible night on the pitch, and off the pitch with the attendance and we’ve got to bounce back and try and get something against the form side in the division.
Sutton are the second highest goalscorers in the division (52 goals from 29 games) and are flying high in 3rd place but trail League leaders Bromley by 10 points. Of their 15 games on the road so far this season, Sutton have won 6; drawn 6 and lost 3. A Sutton win would see them remain in 3rd place stretching away from 3rd placed Ebbsfleet and hopefully closer to Eastleigh in second.
One to watch: Jamie Slabber – 12 goals
The Bar will be open from noon and Live Football (West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United) 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.
Live Match Commentary – SUFCtv is back on the road this Saturday as we bring you live audio commentary from The Rushmoor Community Stadium, Farnborough v Sutton United from 2.50pm:
The service is available on Apple, PC, and Android devices (you may need to install a app), and is available worldwide. All match commentaries will be available to listen again for 30 days.
Skrill South Fixtures – Saturday 8th March 2014 (All kick off at 3pm)
Chelmsford City vs Bromley
Concord Rangers vs Eastleigh
Dorchester Town vs Boreham Wood
Dover Athletic vs Basingstoke Town
Eastbourne Borough vs Havant & Waterlooville
Ebbsfleet United vs Hayes &Yeading United
Farnborough vs Sutton United
Maidenhead United vs Bath City
Staines Town vs Gosport Borough
Tonbridge Angels vs Bishop’s Stortford
Weston-Super-Mare vs Whitehawk
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