The FA Cup is back this weekend as Spencer Day takes his Farnborough side to Brackley Town in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the competition.
This Saturday Spencer Day will be looking for his first win in the FA Cup as Farnborough manager as his side’s away form in the league has been a very encouraging sign so far this season with 10 out of 13 points on the board earnt on their travels.
Last time out, Boro came from a goal down at half time to win 2-1 at Staines Town courtesy of goals from Adam Brice and Dan Bennett.
Ahead of the game, Manager Spencer Day told GetHampshire, “We’re certainly due a bit of success, aren’t we. The fans will always remember Arsenal but [they] haven’t had a lot to cheer since and we want to change that.
“Everyone loves the FA Cup and it’s a dream for a club like Farnborough to go on a little run and get that big tie. We don’t budget for it, of course not, but you just hope that one year your luck changes, and who’s to say this isn’t our year?
“It won’t be easy though, Brackley are a tough, well-organised side and will feel as we do that this is a winnable tie. It’s an old cliche, but it’ll be whoever performs the better on the day.”
A last-gasp Dan Bennett winner saw Boro’ come away from Staines with all 3 points last time out
Brackley Town play in the Vanarama Conference North and are managed by Jon Brady who was first appointed as First Team Manager in March 2009.
In their respective league, the Saints are currently lying second bottom in 21st position, with a game in hand, but from their opening nine fixtures the hosts have won two, drawn two and lost five; scoring 6 and conceding 14.
The Saints’ stunning FA Cup run took them to the second round proper last year after a shock win over League One side Gillingham rewarded them with an away trip to Macclesfield Town which ended the impressive Cup run as Jon Brady’s side went down 3-2 at Moss Road.
Last time out in the league, The Saints drew 0-0 away to Bradford Park Avenue and most recently they overcame Daventry Town 2-1 in the Northants Hillier Cup at St James Park on Tuesday evening.
Ex Boro’ winger Declan McAvoy is expected to feature for the hosts. McAvoy got through a full 90 minutes in Brackley’s 2-1 win on Tuesday.
Brackley Town from: Jon Viscosi (gk), Dwayne Samuels, Curtis McDonald, Eddie Odhiambo-Anaclet, Tom Sharpe, Ryan Austin, Jon Brown, Sam Whitall, Ryan Rowe, Sam Smith, Eric Odhiambo, Michael Built, Joe Curtis, Ebby Nelson-Addy, Greg Kaziboni, Greg Pearson and Declan McAvoy.
Match Officials: Saturday’s Referee is Anthony Tankard and his Assistants are David Sullivan and Peter Henge.
Date: Saturday 27 September 2014
Competition: FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Fixture
Venue: Brackley Town FC, St James Park, Churchill Way, Brackley, NN13 7EJ.
Kick off at St James Park is at 3pm and admission prices, which does include access to all seated areas, are as follows:
- Adults £10
- Concessions (Over 60’s and Students with a valid student card) £5
- Under 16s £2
- Under 6s £1.
Also, please note:
- FaST will be running a supporters coach to the fixture – see here for more details.
- From www.brackleytownfc.com, ‘Please note that Match Day Passes and Season Tickets are not valid for this game.’
- The main clubhouse bar will be open and refreshments will be available within the ground.
- There will be no segregation for the fixture.
- Both sides will play in their respective home kits for this fixture and the replay if it occurs.
- Join the Farnborough Football Club Official Facebook page event here!
In the event of a replay, it will be held at Paddy Power Park on Monday 29 September with a 7:45pm kick off.
Enjoy the game!
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