It’s a six-pointer at The Brentwood Centre this weekend as Farnborough face Brentwood Town in a massive Ryman League Premier Division fixture, kick off 3pm.

Farnborough Camp

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Essex, Farnborough were boosted with a 1-0 Home win over Hendon at the start of the week.

Bogdan Vastsuk’s second half winner took Spencer Day’s side onto 16 points, but the Yellows still occupy 22nd place in the Ryman League Premier Division table.

Three points this weekend would see Farnborough leapfrog their opponents, Brentwood Town and rise one place to 21st.

Two more new additions joined the Squad last week, with striker Jamie White returning on loan from National League South side, Gosport Borough, and midfielder Andrew Jenkinson joining following his recent departure from Maidenhead United.

Speaking to GetHampshire after Monday’s victory, Manager Spencer Day said: “It’s a massive week for us. It doesn’t define a season but if we can follow up this result with a result at Brentwood on Saturday then it makes our task a lot more manageable for the rest of the season, and hopefully we can start playing our football again.

“We haven’t played well yet we’ve got 10 points from 12 at home. That’s a massive plus for us and this was a massive three points.

“In the first half we could have been three down. It was as bad a first half as I’ve seen from us. We had to keep changing the system to try and get a foothold in the game and, to be honest, I was thrilled at half-time to go in 0-0.

“I’m concerned it takes an 18-year-old Academy boy in Ryan Zidyana to lift the tempo but we were better in the second half. It wasn’t pretty at times but we put our bodies on the line and, in the end, a wonder goal has won it.”

Farnborough last time out (vs Hendon): Aaron Bufton (gk), Jack Barton, Freddie Grant, CJ Fearn (Capt), Gary MacDonald, Darryl Siaw, Andrew Jenkinson, Lewis Collins, Bogdan Vastsuk, Jamie White, Nicholas Brown, Ryan Zidyana, Dean Joseph-Whittingham, Josh Francis, Harry Knight and Germeine Dua.

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IN FORM: Striker, Bogdan Vastsuk has scored six goals in nine competitive games

Opposition Camp

Managed by George Borg, Brentwood Town currently sit in 21st place with 18 points from 19 games.

The Blues were last in action on Saturday 28 November, suffering a heavy 4-0 defeat away to Needham Market in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Speaking to Brentwood Gazzette this week, Manager George Borg said: “We’ve got players that aren’t really fit enough for this level and this is what’s going to happen,” said Borg. “I can only lead the young lads so far and they need to do the right things on the football pitch, which does take time and it’s frustrating.

“Hopefully we can settle the side down and we can get a formation that we like and, with a bit more luck, start getting some results.

“We’re starting from square one really because when Dean [Holdsworth] left, other players had gone as well but I’m hoping a couple of them will come back.

“They’re good players and they shouldn’t have left the club but my biggest concern is our fitness and that’s why we’re conceding goals.

“Dean had the squad intact that he had but when players went to see him about not playing he just let them go.

Borg stated: “It doesn’t matter who you play against, top or bottom, what you have to be is prepared to go out there and work your socks off and give 100 per cent to try to play as well as you possibly can,” he said. “I don’t talk about opponents because I’m not scared about playing anyone whether it’s against top or bottom.

“Unlike Saturday, we’ve got to stop these silly mistakes when the ball is ending up in the back of the net and that’s where I do need to bring in a few experienced players.”

Brentwood Town last time out (vs Needham Market): Martyn Guest (gk), Ritchie Jones, Andrew Freeman, Martyn Stokes, Ryan O’Rawe, Philip Anderson, Connor Hogan, Mitch Hahn, Jamie Guy, Liam Hope, Bradley Nobbs, Ryan Boswell, Nicky Symons, Joshua Banton, Dwade James and Matt Belcher.

Match Officials

Saturday’s Referee is Matt Cortlett and his Assistants are David Moreno-Rojas and Val Anekwe.

Date: Saturday 5 December 2015

Kick Off: 3pm

Competition: Ryman Premier League Division Fixture

Stadium Address: Brentwood Town Football Club, The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN.

Admission prices for both home and away supporters are:

  • Adult £8
  • Concession £4
  • Under 16s £1.
  • Match Day Programme £1

Facilities for the Disabled

There is easy access to the clubhouse and toilet facilities for disabled visitors.

Directions

By Road
The centre of Brentwood is approximately 1½ miles from junction 28 of the M25. From the eastern end (Wilsons Corner) of the High Street, turn North into Ongar Road. At the third mini roundabout take the right hand fork into Doddinghurst Road. The Brentwood Centre is a further half a mile, on the right just after the A12 bridge. Once you enter the Centre the football ground entrance is in the far right hand corner of the car park. There are normally vast amounts of parking available, but beware when special events are taking place at the Brentwood Centre, as the car park can then become very congested.

By Train
Brentwood station is on the Great Eastern Line, approximately 35 minutes from Liverpool Street, and is about 1¾ miles from the Brentwood Centre.

By Bus
The No. 73 runs approximately every 15 minutes from Brentwood station, via the High Street and Doddinghurst Road, to the Bishops Hall Estate, turning off into Elizabeth Road opposite the Brentwood Centre. The station is about 10 minutes walk from the High Street from where the 261 runs every hour, on the half hour, to The Brentwood Centre.

Enjoy the game!

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