In what is the first of two home games in a week for Spencer Day’s side, Farnborough take on second place Boreham Wood at Paddy Power Park in the Vanarama Conference South this evening.
At the weekend, a deflected shot was the only goal of the game as Spencer Day’s side narrowly went down 1-0 at 4th place Havant & Waterlooville.
Farnborough will be looking for a change of fortune back on home turf this evening. The Paddy Power Park pitch is currently becoming one of the best in the League as a result of some fantastic maintenance by the Reading FC groundsmen.
Speaking to Hawks FM after Saturday’s narrow 1-0 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville, Manager Spencer Day gave his views on Monday’s upcoming clash with Boreham Wood: “Very different game (to Saturday’s game). Our pitch is probably now coming into the top two or three in the League because of Reading looking after it.
“That will suit Boreham Wood; no question about it. They’ve got some outstanding touch players.
“It’s going to be a very difficult game but I understand they’ve had a bad result today; so that’s two bad results. Lets go and be really positive.
“We’re really not far away. Again, Sutton last week we got beat (by the) second goal in stoppage time; today we’ve been beaten by a deflected goal.
“There’s no need to panic here – we’re not getting cut short. We’ve got a couple of games in hand on other teams. We’ve got more players (that) we’re going to get back in. If we show the type of battle and fight against quality sides at the top, as we’ve done in the last week, we’ll be alright.
“It doesn’t get any harder – we’ve got another play-off looking side, Hemel [Hempstead] on Saturday, who’ve only just beaten us comfortably, and then Bath away on a Tuesday night. We knew this particular month was very difficult, and lets try and pick up some points in it.
“As I said, the application today was very good, and it’s taken a big deflection to beat us. And that’s the second time this season because, of course when we played you [Havant & Waterlooville] at home, the first goal game-changed on a terrible deflection.
“We’re in it – give the home side credit for seeing it through, but we were in that game right to the end and we can take a lot of positives from that, but I also know [that] we’ve got to start winning.
“We’ve got to start scoring some goals and winning and it was only a couple of weeks ago we were beating Maidenhead in the Trophy and having a really good go and we know it’s going to be tough.
“But lets take the positives out of it [Saturday’s game]. It’s a quick turnaround – no point putting our heads down. It’s a 1-0 defeat and lets go again.
Managed my Ian Allinson, tonight’s visitors sit second in the Vanarama Conference South after being knocked off top spot after Bromley’s emphatic 6-0 victory over Staines Town.
Last time out, The Wood conceded three first half goals with no response which saw them go down 3-0 at 3rd place Whitehawk.
Recently, Boreham Wood have added former Farnborough playmaker Daryl McMahon to their ranks as well as the addition of Tyrell Miller Rodney from Brentford.
Whilst leaving the Meadow Park outfit are strikers Lewis Toomey who was released for a nominal fee, and Austin Lipman, who returns to parent club Arsenal.
Boreham Wood from: James Russell (gk), Luke Garrard, Jordan Brown, Sam Cox, Ben Martin, Callum Reynolds, Matt Whichelow, Ricky Shakes, Lee Angol, Daryl McMahon, Graeme Montgomery, Junior Morais, Scott Thomas, Josh Hill, Tyrell Miller-Rodney and James Courtnage (gk).
Match Officials: Monday’s Referee is Constantine Hatzidakis (Kent) and his Assistants are Jason Connolly (Surrey) and Chris Felton (Hayes, Middlesex).
Date: Monday 9 January 2015
Competition: Vanarama Conference South
Venue: Farnborough FC, Paddy Power Park, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8UD.
Kick off at Paddy Power Park is at 7:45pm and admission prices for both home and away supporters are:
- Adults £12
- Concessions (Over 60 or disabled) £8
- Under 16s £3
- Under 6s FREE.
- Official Match Day Programme (Boro View) £2
- Car Park £2
- Farneys Cafe/Cherrywood Bar will be open for business from 5pm.
- Replica Shirts will continued to be sold and courtesy of Vanarama, tickets for the 2015/16 Football Conference Promotion Final will be on sale in the Club Shop which will be open pre-match.
- Bookings for the FaST Coach to our next away game at Gosport Borough will be taken at the 50/50 table.
- Mighty Yellows Membership packs available, please ask at the club shop for more details.
- Join the Facebook Event here!
New to Paddy Power Park? Find out more ahead of your visit to Cherrywood Road by reading here.
Don’t forget to head back to www.farnboroughfc.co.uk on Monday evening to vote for your Farnborough Man of the Match against Boreham Wood here.
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