With a week now left until their next Vanarama Conference South Fixture, Spencer Day takes his side to Dulwich Hamlet on Sunday (tomorrow) for a Mid-Season Friendly.

Recent signing Louie Theophanous scored Farnborough’s first goal in four competitive games last time out in a 4-1 home defeat to Gosport Borough and the visitors will look to build on this heading into two back-to-back away games next weekend.

Farnborough will have new loan defender from Peterborough United, Michael Richens in the squad, while Spencer Day also hopes that goalkeeper Charlie Grainger will return from Leyton Orient.

Speaking after last Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat, Farnborough boss Spencer Day this week told News & Mail, “I am a lot happier than I was two weeks ago. “All the new boys did well on their first starts and we played some of our best football for a while before we gave away an absolutely kamikaze goal which has changed the game.

Day added, “For 35 minutes we were the better team, playing the better football and creating more chances. But two defensive howlers have left us on the back foot and Gosport are a very difficult side to break down.”

“But Rome wasn’t built in a day and I think we are going to need six or seven games to bed in. Of course we all hoped for an immediate response but it wasn’t to be. However, there were a lot of positives to take.”


Debutant Louie Theophanous (right) won netted his 8th goal of the season last time out

Opponents Dulwich Hamlet compete in the Ryman League Premier Division and currently sit in 4th position, occupying a play-off position.

Managed by Gavin Rose, The Hamlet have scored 29 goals in 18 games in the League, and last time out last Saturday (1 November), they comfortably overcame Chalfont St Peter 3-0 at home in the FA Trophy First Qualifying Round, with former Farnborough forward Dean McDonald grabbing a brace.

Dulwich Hamlet from: Edzin Hoca (gk), Jordan Hibbert, Frazer Shaw, Kershaney Samuels15, Terrell Forbes, Ethan Pinnock, Nyren Clunis, Ashley Carew, Shawn McCoulsky, Xavier Vidal, Dean McDonald, Nicholas Kalakouris, Bagasan Graham, Ramell Lake, Michael Kamara and Kevin James.

Date: Sunday 9 November 2014

Competition: Mid-Season Friendly

Venue: Dulwich Hamlet FC, Champion Hill Stadium, Edgar Kail Way, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8BD.

Kick off at The Champion Hill Stadium is at 1pm and admission is £5 for all non-Dulwich Hamlet season ticket holders and £1 for concessions.

After the game, Boro’ fans can come back to the Club to watch our annual Fireworks Display ‘Farneys Fireworks Extravaganza’ at 7pm and then stick around for a Karaoke in the Cherrywood Bar from 7:30pm!

Don’t forget that Farnborough are next in action NEXT SATURDAY (15 November) away to Ebbsfleet United in the Vanarama Conference South at 3pm.

FaST are running a Supporters Coach to our upcoming away games at Ebbsfleet United next Saturday and then St Albans City on Monday 17 November and it’s not too late to book seats – more details can be found here.

Enjoy the game!

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