Tomorrow (Saturday) Farnborough travel to north-west London to take on Gordon Bartlett’s Conference South newcomers Wealdstone.
Boss Spencer Day is backing his new-look Farnborough side to recover from a stuttering start to the season, which has produced three straight defeats. But despite still awaiting their first point of the new campaign, Day refuses to push the panic button and this week told Get Hampshire, “There’s plenty for the fans to be encouraged and positive about. We could quite easily be sat here with four or six points out of nine and that represents a decent start for anybody.”
“We’ve had three tight games against tough sides. I’d be more concerned if we weren’t taking chances, we are not far away at all.
“Saturday was frustrating because we certainly deserved at least a point, if not all three. It was much the same as Weston-Super-Mare really, we had the chances to win it but we’re just lacking a bit of quality in the final third at the moment.
“I don’t need to change an awful lot at this stage. The players are young and learning all the time and there’s a great spirit in the dressing room. It’s very early days still and it is slowly coming together. It’s just a case of taking any chances when we get them and getting that bit more luck go our way.”
Hosts Wealdstone won the Isthmian League Premier Division last season with 96 points to runners up Kingstonian’s 85 and subsequently gaining promotion to the Conference South.
The Stones are managed by Gordon Bartlett and are currently unbeaten three games into the season although Saturday’s hosts have drawn all three of their Vanarama Conference South games so far.
Wealdstone drew 1-1 in their opening game at home to Eastbourne Borough, followed by a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Bishop’s Stortford and they most recently gained a point away to Gosport Borough in a game which ended up 0-0.
Wealdstone from: Jonathan North (gk), Jack Mills, Toby Little, Tom Hamblin, Sean Cronin, Carl Martin, Jonny Wright, Luke Pigden, Scott McGleish, Tom Hickey, Michael Malcolm, Elliott Godfrey, Tom Collins, Joey Turner and Luke O’Nien.
Date: Saturday 23 August 2014
Competition: Vanarama Conference South League Fixture
Venue: Wealdstone FC, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, HA4 6JQ.
Directions to Grosvenor Vale can also be viewed on the Wealdstone website here.
Supporters are also encouraged to visit Wealdstone’s the ‘Rollin Kitchen’ to experience pre-match food, at a sensible price, the like of which you might not have tasted before at a non-league game.
Kick off at Grosvenor Vale is at 3pm and admission prices taken from http://wealdstone-fc.com/2014/posts/next-up-at-the-vale-farnborough-sat-23rd-aug-ko-3-00pm/ are as follows:
- Adults £12
- Concessions £7
- Under 16’s £2
- If you hold a Season Ticket for a Premier or Football League side you can gain entry to the game for just £6 on production of said Season Ticket.
- Wealdstone FC’s Match Day Programme (as pictured below) £2.50
Enjoy the game!
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