In their penultimate game of 2014, Farnborough welcome Maidenhead United to Paddy Power Park this Saturday in the Vanarama Conference South.
Farnborough return to Vanarama Conference South action this Saturday, heading into the game still in 18th place also knowing that three points this weekend could see them rise to as high as 16th place.
Speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 FA Trophy win at Weston-Super-Mare, Manager Spencer Day told News & Mail: “It was a thoroughly deserved win and it’s great to be back to winning ways.
“We were completely dominant, except for two moments in the first half, and we protected our lead relatively comfortably.”
Farnborough boss Spencer Day also told BBC Surrey: “We started very brightly and showed the character of the side; we had that bit of bad luck and thoroughly deserved to be leading at half time and we got a little bit of luck with the third [goal], there’s no doubt – it was a keepers error.
“But I thought we defended so much better today after a bad week of defensive performances. We thoroughly deserved to win the game and I’m delighted, particularly for the small travelling band of supporters who’ve done such a long trip again this week.”
Midfielder Aaron Dawson has returned to his parent club Exeter City after his loan expired – the Club would like to thank Aaron for his contribution to the team and wish him good luck for the future.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Ashley West has also joined Isthmian League Division One South side Walton Casuals on dual registration.
Johnson Hippolyte’s 14th place Maidenhead United side come into Saturday’s game off the back of a 2-1 FA Trophy victory at home to Poole Town.
Speaking to the Maidenhead Advertiser after his sides victory over Poole Town last Saturday, The Magpies boss Johnson Hippolyte said: “I said at half-time that if we believed, we would score in the second half and go on to win it.
“I believed it, I’m not sure if they did, but fair play to them we got there in the end. We know confidence is important and they’re confidence is very high at the moment. They are used to winning.
“We have been a little bit down recently so had to dig deep. At the start of the second half we had to ride our luck, they hit the crossbar and Will [Britt] had to save two or three, but I think we shaded it over 90 minutes.”
Also giving his thoughts on the upcoming FA Trophy Second Round Proper tie, in which Maidenhead United will host Farnborough on 10 January 2015, Hippolyte said: “I’ll take that draw and I honestly believe that if they turn up and we turn up then we’ll go through because we’re more than good enough to win the game.
“It could have been a lot worse because there are some big Conference sides still left in the competition.”
The Magpies current leading goalscorer is former Farnborough favourite Dave Tarpey who has nine goals to his name heading into this weekends clash.
Saturday’s visitors will also have well known forward DJ Campbell in their side. The 33-year-old forward, who appeared in the Premier League for Birmingham City, QPR and Blackpool, joined Hippolyte’s men towards the start of October 2014.
Maidenhead United from: Will Britt (gk), Devante McKain, Leon Soloman, Ashley Nicholls, Mark Nisbet, Simon Downer, Danny Green, Ryan Upward, DJ Campbell, Reece Tison-Lascaris, Dave Tarpey, Tashan Adeyinka, Bobby Behzadi, Sam Barratt, Jacob Erskine and Eljvis Putnins (gk).
Match Officials: Saturday’s Referee is Savvas Yianni (Weston-Super-Mare) and his assistants are Chris Felton (Hayes) and Nicholas Mackenzie (Slough).
Date: Saturday 20th December 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 £3
- Under 6s FREE.
- Official Match Day Programme (Boro View) £2
- Car Park £2
- Farneys Cafe will be open from 7.30am right up until kick off at 3pm.
- The Cherrywood Bar will be open from noon, also showing Sky Sports coverage of Live Football between Manchester City and Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League at 12:45, followed by Nottingham Forrest and Leeds United in the Barclays Premier League at 5:15pm [unless a function is on].
- Replica Shirts will continued to be sold in the Club Shop which open is due to open at 1:30pm.
- Bookings for potential FaST Coaches to upcoming away games at Chelmsford and Maidenhead will be taken at the 50/50 table.
- Christmas Raffle tickets will be sold up until half time – the draw will take place after the game.
- Mighty Yellows Membership packs available, please ask at the club shop for more details.
- Join the Facebook Event here!
Don’t forget to head back to www.farnboroughfc.co.uk on Saturday evening to vote for your Farnborough Man of the Match against Maidenhead United here.
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