Desperate for a win, ‘Boro entertain Tonbridge Angels, in what is shaping up to be the battle for survival, this Saturday. (Skrill South League Fixture – Kick off 3pm)
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‘Boro lie just two points above the Skrill South relegation zone in 17th place, so will be desperate for three much needed points to prevent being dragged into an end of season relegation dogfight. Three points for ‘Boro could see them leapfrog Monday evening’s opponents Boreham Wood, and lift them one place to 16th.
Following the departure of forward Elvis Hammond to Eastbourne Borough in the week, Manager Day is hoping to add to his squad with at least one new forward in time for Saturday’s game. Reading loanee Jack Jeffrey returns to the squad and will be available for selection after he was ineligible for ‘Boro’s defeat at Havant & Waterlooville last Monday.
Ahead of the game, ‘Boro boss Spencer Day told gethampshire:
“This Saturday’s home game with Tonbridge is my second most important game as manager of this football club [after the crucial home game with Havant the season before last].
“If we win it gives us a bit of daylight, if we lose we are absolutely right in the middle of it.
“In fact, these next three games, especially the two at home, are beyond massive. I’ve simply got to go for it otherwise we are staring down the barrel of a gun.”
Of their 12 away trips so far this season, The Angels have won 3; drawn once and lost 8, but find themselves in 19th place on goal difference.
The Tonbridge front line has recently been assisted by the loan signings of Gavin McCallum, from Sutton United and Tom Collins, from Hyde; despite shipping out promising youngster Luke Blewden to Lewes on loan. One-time ‘Boro target, forward Nathaniel Pinney may take his place on The Angels bench after returning from a short loan spell at Dulwich Hamlet. Canadian midfielder, Phil Appiah is an ex ‘Boro player also expected to make up part of the visiting Tonbridge squad. Tonbridge will be without the services of midfielder Lee Browning through suspension.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game, The Angels skipper Gary Elphick told Kent and Sussex Courier:
“We’ve got Farnborough on Saturday and we’ve got to beat teams in the bottom half. Games like that are make or break for us. Farnborough hasn’t been a good hunting ground and last year you had the Mikel Suarez injury. Hopefully we’ll have better memories this time.”
One to watch: Nathan Green – 3 goals
The Bar will be open from noon.
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 25th January 2014 (All kick off at 3pm)
Basingstoke Town vs Sutton United
Bishop’s Stortford vs Whitehawk
Boreham Wood vs Dover Athletic
Bromley vs Hayes & Yeading United
Chelmsford City vs Dorchester Town
Concord Rangers vs Staines Town
Eastbourne Borough vs Bath City
Eastleigh vs Ebbsfleet United
Farnborough vs Tonbridge Angels
Havant & Waterlooville vs Maidenhead United
Weston-Super-Mare vs Gosport Borough
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