This Saturday, Spencer Day takes his relegated Farnborough side to 11th placed Eastbourne Borough for their penultimate game in the Vanarama Conference South.
Having been relegated from the Conference South last weekend, Farnborough will still want to end the season with as many points as possible, as they have two games left of the season.
Heading into their penultimate and final away game of the season, Spencer Day’s side are rooted to 20th place with 29 points, scoring 42 but conceding a whopping 98 goals so far this season.
Last time out, ten men Farnborough were relegated on home soil going down 3-1 to Chelmsford City, with loan striker Jamie White netting his second Boro’ goal.
Striker Jordan Robertson is a strong doubt for the game after leaving last Saturday’s game on crutches, as a result of a poor challenge from a Chelmsford City defender.
Farnborough claimed the three points the last time the two sides met with a 2-1 victory, at Paddy Power Park back in February this year, courtesy of two goals from forward Dan Bennett, who departed the Club last week along with Jamie Hand.
Speaking to Jon Couch after Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Chelmsford City, Manager Spencer Day said: “When we needed that little bit of luck in the last month of the season, we haven’t had it and it’s sealed our fate.
“It probably won’t kick in until the summer but right now we’re trying to be positive.
“Relegation is a part of football, the horrible part, but these are the times when everyone at the club has to stick together.”
Farnborough from: Magnus Norman (gk), Michael Richens, Aaron Tumwa, Courtney Fearn, Darryl Siaw, Ollie Treacher, Josh Webb, Harry Grant, Jamie White, Josh Shama, Freddie Grant, Stéphane Ngamvoulou, Nathan Chambers and Adam Brice.
Sutton United loanee Jamie White netted Farnborough’s consolation goal last time out
Managed by Tommy Widdrington, hosts Eastbourne Borough head into Saturday’s game in 11th place with 53 points from 38 games, scoring 51 and conceding 50 goals so far this season.
Last Saturday, Eastbourne Borough lost 2-1 at top of the table Bromley, with young midfielder Ryan Worrall netting his sides goal.
The Sports’ top scorer is striker Darren Lok with eight goals.
Speaking to BBC Sussex’s Kevin Anderson following his side’s narrow 2-1 defeat at League leaders Bromley last Saturday, Manager Tommy Widdrington said: “We didn’t [deserve something out of that game] because we conceded two ridiculously sloppy goals.
“I’m sick of people telling me how good a team we are and how well we played, but – because the ‘but’ has been hanging around all season. These lads went on a five game winning streak and took a lot of plaudits.
Widdrington blasted: “You’ve got to take a kick up the backside as far as I’m concerned because you’ve come to a team that are going to win the League [Bromley]. We’ve had them on the back foot for the vast majority of the game but we’ve conceded two goals, and that’s not down to my goalkeeper – who I think has been outstanding all season – it’s down to a mentality of a group of players who have found themselves where they are because that’s what they are. When they understand that and listen to me then we might be able to move forward.
“We are very much a front foot team, we’re a possession side, we like to move the ball around and we want to occupy the opposition third. I’ve got to say, if it was a boxing match we would have won on points but it’s not a boxing match, it’s a Conference South football match.
“I’m going to say it, people don’t really want to be entertained that much, they want to win football games. Managers are the same – we want to win football matches. Yep we’d love to do it pretty, but I’d rather win ugly than loose pretty.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that we’ve got bad players, we’ve got naïve players and when they understand when I talking to them about management of games and management of situations on the pitch during the game.
“They’ve got to listen to me because I have been there and I have done that and they look at me blank sometimes and I think to myself sometimes; am I barking up the wrong tree? Will this person ever learn? So that’s something I’ve got to sort out in the dressing room.
Eastbourne Borough from: Lewis Carey (gk), Adam Watts, Sam Beale, Jack Evans, Ian Simpemba (Capt), Kiran Khinda-John, Ryan Worrall, Gavin McCallum, Richard Pacquette, Simon Johnson, Darren Lok, Matt Aldred, Nathaniel Pinney, Chris Sessegnon, Jake Botting and Kane Haysman.
Farnborough won 2-1 at Paddy Power Park in the reverse fixture
Match Officials: Saturday’s Referee is Richard Hulme (Radstock, Somerset) and his Assistants are Chris Felton (Hayes, Middlesex) and Neil Morrison (Staines, Middlesex).
Date: Saturday 18 April 2015
Competition: Vanarama Conference South League Fixture
Venue: Eastbourne Borough Fooball Club, Priory Lane, Langney, Eastbourne BN23 7QH.
Kick off at the Priory Lane is at 3pm and admission prices are:
- Adults £12
- Concessions £8
- Child under 16 £1
- All Stand Transfers Free of Charge
By road from the north or west
Head towards Polegate, and continue along the A27 to the B2247 Stone Cross (not Pevensey bypass).
Turn right into Friday street.
After 2 mini-roundabouts turn left, and follow the signs for the crematorium.
At the mini roundabout after crematorium, turn right into Priory Road.
The ground is quarter of a mile along on the left hand side.
By road from the east
Take A259 to West Ham and Stone Cross. Turn left and continue as above.
Car parking for approximately 400 vehicles is available in the large River End car park, and the smaller Priory Lane car park.
Spectators are kindly requested to use the car parks provided and not to park in Priory Road, or the surrounding roads.
Join Ambience Catering at Eastbourne Borough FC on Saturday, with the full menu running before the game and the match day all day! View the menu’s here.
FaST Supporters Coach
Spaces are still available on a confirmed FaST Supporters Coach running to the game, which will depart the Club at 12:00 noon. Prices are reduced by over 50%! Find out how to book here.
Enjoy the game!
Reading FC Women vs Yeovil Town Ladies FC @ Farnborough FC
Not heading to Eastbourne on Saturday? Head down to Paddy Power Park as Reading FC Women take on Yeovil Town Ladies in the WSL 2. Kick off is at 6pm.
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