This Saturday, Farnborough host 7th placed Concord Rangers at Paddy Power Park in their final Vanarama Conference South fixture of the season.
Relegated Farnborough will want to end their Vanarama Conference South season on a high infront of their own supporters as Concord Rangers are the visitors to Paddy Power Park this weekend.
Speaking to GetHampshire about last Saturday’s stalemate at Eastbourne Borough, Manager Spencer Day said: “It was a really good effort on Saturday but now the players need to prepare for a huge, very different, task on Saturday.
“While Concord are one of the biggest and most physical sides in the league they are also a good team and are not sitting in sixth place for nothing. They love playing us, so it’ll be nice to break our duck against them and finish the season on a high.
Day continued: “We’ve been using these games to get some positivity for next season and we certainly did that on Saturday. We took on an Eastbourne side who had won their last five matches with just 13 players and came away with a result and a clean sheet which will do wonders for confidence.
“We had two players out there aged 24 and the next oldest was 20, yet we matched one of the in-form sides of the division.
“It was a game ruined by the wind really but although they had a lot of possession in the second half I thought we were good for the point. We hit the post twice through Jamie [White] and Stéphane [Ngamvoulou] would’ve scored the follow up nine times out of 10 at the end. It was excellent defending.”
Jamie White came closest to breaking the deadlock last Saturday, hitting the post
Ahead of the final game of the season, Concord Rangers occupy 7th position, with 62 points from 39 games. The Beach Boys have scored 57 times so far this season but have conceeded 44 goals.
Concord Rangers’s top scorer is midfielder Steve Cawley, who scored once against Farnborough in the return fixture, with 11 goals.
Last time out, Concord Rangers were defeated 1-0 at home to a Hayes & Yeading United side who had Greg Morgan sent off for an off-the-ball incident, courtesy of a fourteenth minute goal from defender Christian Smith.
The visitors also have former Farnborough loanee Alex Woodyard in their squad. Farnborough Football Club would like to congratulate the 21-year-old midfielder on being called up to the England ‘C’ squad in February.
In the reverse fixture, Farnborough were comfortably beaten 7-0 at The Aspect Arena, with Joe Gardener (2), Lewis Taaffe, Gary Ogilvie, Steve Cawley, Taylor Miles and Sam Collins all netting for Concord Rangers.
Speaking to www.concordrangersfc.com following last Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Hayes & Yeading United, defender Matt Fry said: “We were devastated after Saturday’s game because we have worked so hard this season to get into that position.
“And the fact that we got so close and it was snatched away hurt more. I think our performances over the season meant we deserved to be challenging until the end.
Fry claimed: “I don’t think we always get the credit we deserve. We speak to other players in our league and they say their managers describe us as a hard-working team.
“But we are more than that – we have some very good players. We [also] met our target of reaching the first round proper of the FA Cup this year.”
Concord Rangers from: Josh Vickers (gk), Alex Woodyard, Danny Glozier, Joe Gardener, Steve King, Matt Fry, Taylor Miles, James White, Lewis Taaffe, Sam Collins, Gary Ogilvie, Jeremy Walker, Jay Dowie, Steve Cawley, Tony Stokes and Harry Elmes.
Concord Rangers won 7-0 in the reverse fixture back in December last year
Match Officials: Saturday’s Referee is Simon Knapp (Bristol) and his Assistants are Joshua Ainscow (Swindon, Wiltshire) and Daniel Jacecko (Swindon, Wiltshire).
Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
Competition: Vanarama Conference South League Fixture
Venue: Farnborough FC, Paddy Power Park, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8UD.
Kick off at Paddy Power Park is at 3pm 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 will be open from 9am and the Cherrywood Bar will be open from noon showing live football.
- There will be a sale in the Club Shop so why not come inside and grab some bargins from 2pm?
- ‘Supporters Player of the Season’ and ‘Goal of the Season’ awards will be presented before kick off.
- There will be a minutes silence before kick off to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City Fire Disaster.
- Join the Facebook Event here!
New to Paddy Power Park? Find out more ahead of your visit to Cherrywood Road by reading here.
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