Farnborough wrap up their pre-season campaign six days before the start of the season with the visit of Sky Bet League One side Leyton Orient.
In their last outing on Saturday, Spencer Day’s Farnborough side won 1-0 at Walton & Hersham whilst resting a handful of key players. Those players – Paul Rodgers, Darryl Siaw, Matt Ball, Joe Taylor and Phil Page – are all expected to return to the squad to gain valuable match time leading up to the big kick off at Boreham Wood next Saturday.
The hosts will also have goalkeeper Charlie Grainger eligible to face his parent club. On Friday, Grainger told www.farnboroughfc.co.uk, “I am looking forward to both games and hopefully we can continue our winning streak.
“Both games [against Walton & Hersham and Leyton Orient] are going to be a test which we need going into the start of the season next week! I am looking forward to playing against my own club, it will be strange playing against the people I train with everyday! But will be a game that will be a tough test and one that I’m going to enjoy playing in.”
Management duo Spencer & Leigh are given food for thought on Saturday
Visitors Leyton Orient are managed by Russell Slade and finished 3rd in League One last season making it all the way to the 2013/14 play-off final but The O’s were beaten 4-3 on penalties by Rotherham United. The O’s will be determined to go one further this season and preparations for another campaign have been sucessful as they managed to go the whole pre-season unbeaten, including a 2-2 home draw with newly promoted Premier League side Queens Park Rangers.
Former Farnborough loanee Harry Lee is expected to feature for the visiting Orient side. The young midfielder has made the step up to the first team this pre-season after signing a new contract in March 2014 to stay at The Matchroom Stadium.
Leyton Orient from: Adam Legzdins (gk), Elliott Omozusi, Gary Sawyer, Romain Vincelot, Scott Cuthbert, Mathieu Baudry, Dean Cox, Lloyd James, Kevin Lisbie, Dave Mooney, Jobi McAnuff, Shane Lowry, Shaun Batt, Nathan Clarke (Capt), Harry Lee, Bradley Pritchard, Marvin Bartley, Andis Nikolaou, Chris Dagnall, Jay Simpson, Gary Woods (gk), Darius Henderson, Alex Finney, Sam Ling and Jake Burgess.
Date: Monday 04 August 2014
Competition: Pre-Season Friendly Fixture
Venue: Farnborough FC, Paddy Power Park, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8UD.
Kick off at Paddy Power Park is at 7.45pm and admission prices are:
- Adults £10
- Concessions £8
- Under 16s £3
- The Bar will be open from 4pm and Farneys Cafe will be open at least 2 hours before kick off.
- New ranges have arrived in the Club Shop which will be open at least 45 minutes before kick off.
- Bob Perry will be taking bookings for the FaST Coach to Boreham Wood, at the 50/50 table.
- Mighty Yellows Membership packs also available this Monday.
Unfortunately there will be no match day Programmes available for this fixture but ‘Boro View’ will return for Farnborough’s first home game in the Vanarama Conference South with Weston-Super-Mare on Monday 11th August.
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