This Saturday marks the annual Non League Day event as Farnborough host Havant & Waterlooville in a Hampshire Derby. #thumbsup4NLD

Farnborough will head into Saturday’s Vanarama Conference South fixture with Havant & Waterlooville with plenty of confidence as Spencer Day’s side are unbeaten in three. Two wins over Wealdstone and high-flying Basingstoke Town, followed by a 1-1 draw at Whitehawk have kick-started Boro’s season as they lie in 15th place with seven points.

Ahead of the game, Farnborough Manager Spencer Day told Get Hampshire, “We showed against Basingstoke and Whitehawk, that we can frustrate these teams and are capable of holding on in there when we are under pressure. The longer we do that the better chance we have of nicking something, like we did at Whitehawk on Saturday.

“Havant have some excellent players, I should know as I’ve worked with half of them and I’d have them all back in a heartbeat. But we’re not a bad side either and we can play at bit too, especially in front of our home crowd, so it should be a cracking game.”

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A last gasp goal extended Boro’s unbeaten run to three games last Saturday

Havant & Waterlooville have endured a poor start to the season by their standards as the visitors occupy 17th place with six points. Former Boro favourites such as Nic Ciardini, Josh Huggins, Scott Donnelly, Bradley Bubb, loanee JJ Hooper and trialist Shamir Mullings have all played a part in at least one of The Hawks opening six fixtures.

The Hawks are expected to be without forward Bradley Bubb, as the former Boro’s goalscorer has picked up an injury.

Hawks boss Lee Bradbury told Hawks FM, “Spencer’s teams are a handful going forwards and they will want to get a result against us because we’ve taken a few of their players recently and our lads will want a point to prove as well so hopefully it’s got the makings of a good game of football. Certainly we will come out of the traps from the first minute and work hard for 90 minutes on Saturday.”

Havant & Waterlooville from: Ryan Young (gk), Josh Huggins, Daniel Blanchett, Perry Ryan, Ryan Woodford, Brian Dutton, Ben Swallow, Scott Donnelly, Shamir Mullings, JJ Hooper, Nic Ciardini, Ed Harris, Alek Prezespolewskk, Dan Strugnell, Harry Wedlake, Warren Cummings, Alan Connell and Brian Stock.

Match Officials: Saturday’s Referee is John O’Brien and his assistants are Alex Gray and Dele Sotimirin.

Date: Saturday 6 September 2014

Competition: Vanarama Conference South League Fixture

Venue: Farnborough FC, Paddy Power Park, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8UD.

Kick off at Paddy Power Park is at 3pm and admission prices are:

  • Adults £12
  • Concession (Over 60 or disabled) £8
  • Under 16s FREE
  • Disabled FREE
  • Premier League & Football League Season ticket holders £3
  • Armed Forces £3
  • All NHS and Emergency Service Staff Entry £3
  • NUS/Student Card Holders £3.

ALL above offers will need relative ID passes upon entry.

  • Official Match Day Programme (Boro View) £2
  • Car Park £2

A bouncy castle, face painting, cakes & sweets on sale, ice cream van, match day raffle and matchday mascots will all be on show as well as much much more for all to enjoy! We will also welcome mascots and a guard of honour on the day as well as Match Day Sponsor who will also be running a raffle… and Match Ball Sponsor!

Don’t forget:

Join the Facebook Event here!

NON-LEAGUE DAY is scheduled to coincide with an International break, Non-League day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Vanarama, will make a donation on behalf of every fan attending a Vanarama Conference fixture to Prostate Cancer UK, the event’s charity. Based on last year’s attendance this will be a donation of £4,000. If the matchday attendance across the Vanarama Conference is higher than 50,000, Vanarama will donate at least £10,000. Full details can be found at www.vanarama.co.uk/thumbsup4nld

To help raise awareness for the campaign, join Matt Le Tissier and others, and post pictures of you and your friends with ‘thumbs up’ to @Vanarama and using #thumbsup4NLD, or www.facebook.com/vanarama

Enjoy the game!

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