Farnborough head to Wheatsheaf Park this Saturday (tomorrow) to take on Marcus Gayle’s 18th placed Staines Town.
Farnborough’s away form has been an encouraging sign so far this season with 7 of the 10 points on the board earnt on their travels. Spencer Day’s side’s last away game saw Boro’ take all three points from Maidenhead 11 days ago.
Three points for Farnborough on Saturday would take them onto 13 points and could see them propel into the top half of the league.
Manager Spencer Day will want his side to reach 13 points this weekend
“It’s a massive game because it’s FA Cup the week after. It’s a massive game that we’ve got to try and get something out of. We owe Staines, they’ve had a bit of a mark on us recently. They’re not in the best form at home, however they’re very fast starters, they scored two to start on Sutton in the first five minutes, they scored two early doors against Boreham Wood and beat them at home.
Day added, “They’re a very good side and the surface [at Wheatsheaf Park] will be fantastic as usual. It’s a game that we’ve got to be really positive in before we go off in to the FA Cup. We’ll look forward to it. There’s competition for places, and that’s a good thing, but it’s a very difficult game and we look forward to going down the road to play Staines.”
Farnborough Captain Lewis Ferrell returns his former employees on Saturday and will be even more determined to grab all three points. This week the 23-year-old told GetHampshire, “It’s always nice to go back to your old club and win, especially as captain.
“I had two great years at Staines, it’s a lovely surface there and I made a lot of friends on and off the pitch.
“It’ll be a tough test for us. Staines are physical, quick and direct but we’ve proved we can go there to places like that and get a result.
“At times I don’t think the younger players here realise what they are capable of, it’s about belief.”
Skipper Ferrell returns to his old stomping ground on Saturday
Staines Town are managed by Marcus Gayle and his side finished 8th in the Conference South last season. Of their opening eight fixtures so far this season, The Swans have won three, drawn none and lost five; scoring 13 and conceding 16.
Last time out, The Swans squandered a two goal lead to lose 4-2 at Sutton United. Staines were without Louie Theophanous last Saturday, who was called up to the England C squad this week, but the prolific striker looks to return following a stomach bug.
Hosts Staines Town only recorded their competitive first win over a Farnborough side last season having gone nearly 40 years without – a more in-depth preview by Clive Youlton of GetSurrey can be read here.
Staines Town from: Jack Turner (gk), Sanchez Ming, Max Worsfold, Merrick James-Lewis, Chris M’Boungou, Jerel Ifil, Chace O’Neill, Stephane Ngamvoulou, Calum Willock, Brendan Kiernan, Elliott Buchanan, Danny Bassett, Ashely Lodge, Luke Neville, Erivaldo Felix, Bajram Pashaj and Louie Theophanous.
Date: Saturday 20 September 2014
Competition: Vanarama Conference South League Fixture
Venue: Staines Town FC, Wheatsheaf Park, Wheatsheaf Lane, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 2PD.
FaST will be running a supporters coach to the fixture – see here for more details.
Kick off at Wheatsheaf Park is at 3pm and admission prices taken from http://stainestownfootballclub.co.uk/info/4574168292 are as follows:
- Adults £12
- OAP £6
- Students with proof £6
- Under 15s £5
- Under 5s FREE
- Family ticket (Mum, Dad and two kids) £30.
Radio Wey Sport will be providing live commentary of the game from 3pm – the link is: http://www.radiowey.co.uk/
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