This Bank Holiday Monday (31 August), Farnborough look to continue their impressive start to the Ryman Premier League Division Season at The Green Elephants Stadium against Burgess Hill Town, kick off 3pm.
Farnborough started their Ryman Premier League Division Season in impressive style at the weekend, cruising to a 5-1 victory over Lewes at The Rushmoor Community Stadium.
Cheltenham Town loanees Harry Williams and Bobbie Dale bagged five goals between them and will be looking to add to their respective tally’s on Monday.
Speaking after Saturday’s 5-1 victory, Manager Spencer Day said: “We’re just pleased to play football. It’s obviously been a long Summer and the guys in the dressing room were desperate to play football. That’s what we are, we’re a football club.
“We’re ecstatic to get the first win. I don’t think we played well at all. [I] don’t think we’ve performed at the standards we’ve set in the last two or three weeks.
“They’re quite disappointed in there, which shows how far we’ve come in the last two/three weeks. We’ll take the positives that we’ve won the game without playing particularly well.
Day explained: “There were a lot of nerves going on today I think and we didn’t really stick to the game plan as much as I would like but it’s the first day. The players have been through a lot as well, people forget about them.
“They were desperate to play and it’s a good marker for us to say: look we’ve won the game comfortably without playing at the high standards we can jump to. Hopefully that’s something we can improve as the Season goes on.”
Farnborough from: Victor Sylvestre Brotons (gk), Timi Abiola, Chinua Cole, Nick Awford, Tom Broadbent, CJ Fearn, Nicholas Brown, Lewis Collins, Bobbie Dale, Harry Williams, Adam Nditi, Nathan Chambers, Jack Barton, Shaun Sims and Martin Dynan.
Farnborough players celebrate an emphatic opening victory at Home to Lewes
The Hillians are managed by Ian Chapman and head into Monday’s clash in 9th place.
At the weekend, Burgess Hill Town recorded their third win of the Season so far, with a 2-1 victory at Merstham, courtesy of first half goals from Lee Harding and Pat Harding.
Monday’s hosts also have former Farnborough midfielder Dan Pearse in their ranks.
Burgess Hill Town from: Josh James (gk), Toby Pointing, Sam Fisk, Darren Budd (Capt), Andy Pearson, Will Miles, Scott Kirkwood, Joe Keehan, Pat Harding, Callum Saunders, Lee Harding, Chris Smith, Dan Pearse, George Branford, Luc Doherty and Dan Perry.
Saturday’s Referee is Graeme Ions (Maidstone, Kent) and his Assistants are Jack Owen (Sevenoaks, Kent) and Lee Martin-Cramp (Lewes, East Sussex).
Date: Monday 31 August 2015
Kick Off: 3pm
Competition: Ryman Premier League Division Fixture
Stadium Address: Burgess Hill Town Football Club, The Green Elephants Stadium, Leylands Park, Maple Drive, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8DL.
Admission prices for both home and away supporters are:
- Adult £10
- Senior Citizens £6
- Under 18s FREE.
Please note that FaST will not be running a Supporters Coach for this game due few bookings and little organisation time.
Leave the A23 at the junction of A2300 north of Hickstead show ground. Follow the signs to Burgess Hill / Wivelsfield Station. Over 1st roundabout, Left at second (past Triangle Leisure centre). Left at next roundabout then Right at the next. Drive up the Hill for 300 yards then take the first left into Maple Drive (please drive carefully as this is residential) the home of BHTFC is about 3/4 mile down this road on the Left hand side look for the parking signs and the floodlights.
The nearest Mainline station is Wivelsfield Station which is located on the Main Victoria to Brighton line and also serves trains from the Lewes line. When you come out of Wivelsfield Station Turn Left and follow Leylands Road for 400 yards The first road on the Right hand side is Leylands Park and the Ground is Located 300 yards into this Estate. Follow the Floodlights (easy).
Enjoy the game!
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