This Boxing Day, Farnborough welcome 9th placed Burgess Hill Town to The Rushmoor Community Stadium in the Ryman League Premier Division, kick off 3pm.
Farnborough have a lot of work to do if they are to climb out of the relegation zone. A task that was not made any easier following last weekends 0-1 defeat at bottom of the League Lewes.
The Yellows head into the Festive period rooted to 22nd place in the Ryman League Premier Division, with 20 points from 24 games.
Last Saturday, Farnborough welcomed back midfielder Glen Southam on dual registration with National League South side Basingstoke Town.
Speaking after last Saturdays defeat at Lewes, Manager Spencer Day said: We didn’t deserve to loose the game. We were probably the better team over the ninety minutes but the one bit of pure quality wins the game. It’s a wonder strike – a strike worthy of winning any game.
“I thought you saw two struggling sides. Particularly second half, we were by far the better side on a very heavy pitch and Lewes were hanging on but all credit to them.
“They worked really hard, my lads worked really hard. I was one of those games – that one piece of really quality won it and good luck to them.
Day continued: “I don’t think it was a bad performance at all. We deserved at least a point. Luck’s not really a part of it when you’re down at the bottom of the League. You don’t get luck.
“We had a sure-fire Penalty in the first half – when Jamie White’s been hauled to the ground. That’s a stonewall Penalty. You don’t get luck and you have to earn it when you’re down at the bottom.
“There was nothing in it. If this had ended up a draw, but a draw’s not good enough for us at the moment. We’ve had a very good run, until last week and not we’re into a loosing run so it’s about how we react to turn that around.
“Today, give Lewes some credit. It was a wonderful strike to win the game and we’ve just got to go again.”
Farnborough last time out (vs Lewes): Aaron Bufton (gk), Gary MacDonald, Tom Broadbent, CJ Fearn (Capt), Freddie Grant, Darryl Siaw, Andrew Jenkinson, Lewis Collins, Bodgan Vastsuk, Jamie White, Glen Southam, Jack Barton, Ryan Zidyana, Hussein Mohammamed and John Oyenuga.
Farnborough narrowly lost 0-1 at bottom of the League Lewes last Saturday
Burgess Hill Town, who are managed by Ian Chapman, currently occupy 9th place in the Ryman League Premier Division with 38 points from 23 games.
Last Saturday, The Hillians recorded a comfortable 5-1 Home victory over Merstham, with recent signing Sam Gargan netting four times at Leylands Park.
Burgess Hill Towns current top scorer is striker Chris Smith, who has 10 goals to his name, followed closely behind by Joe Keehan who has 7 goals this Season.
Goals from Lee Harding, Chris Smith and Dan Pearse helped to defeat Farnborough 3-1 in the reverse fixture back in August.
Burgess Hill Town last time out (vs Merstham): Josh James (gk), Will Miles, Sam Fisk, Dan Pearse, Andy Pearson, Toby Pointing, Pat Harding, Joe Keehan, Sam Gargan, Chris Smith, Lee Harding, Darren Budd, Ollie Rowland, Guy Bolton, Elliot Levy and Scott Kirkwood.
Burgess Hill Town won 3-1 the last time they faced Farnborough
Saturdays Referee is Paul Evans and his Assistants are Stuart Jack and Craig Green.
Date: Saturday 26 December 2015
Kick Off: 3pm
Competition: Ryman Premier League Division Fixture
Stadium Address: Farnborough Football Club, The Rushmoor Community Stadium, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8UD.
Admission prices for both home and away supporters are:
- Adult £12
- Concession £8
- Under 16s £3
- Under 6s FREE.
- Car Park £2
- Match Day Programme (Boro View) £2
Please invite your family and friends along!
- Farneys Cafe will be open for business, and the Cherrywood Bar will be open from noon.
- Stoke City vs Manchester United will be shown LIVE in the Cherrywood Bar, kick off 12:45pm.
- The Club Shop will open from 1pm, also now selling sweets, drinks and Match Day Programmes, so make sure you come along to grabs some bargains! A limited number of Home shirts are also available at £25.
- Join the Facebook Event here!
New to The Rushmoor Community Stadium? Find out more ahead of your visit to Cherrywood Road by reading here.
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