Eager to get past the first hurdle, this Monday evening Farnborough host Kingstonian in an The Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualfying Round Replay, kick off 7:45pm.
Kingsmeadow was the venue at the weekend for Farnborough’s first The Emirates FA Cup tie of the Season, as Spencer Day’s side earned an impressive 1-1 draw against Kingstonian.
Farnborough had defender Martin Dynan harshly sent off just 11 minutes into the tie, for what the Officials deemed a last man foul on striker Ricky Sappleton.
Sappleton dispacted the resulting Penalty, but top scorer Bobbie Dale hit back almost instantly, bagging his sixth goal in Farnborough colours this Season.
Reading loanee, Lewis Collins returned to the starting line-up after a combination of injury and illness had kept him out of action, while Dean Joseph-Whittingham also came off the bench to make his Farnborough debut.
Despite his red card on Saturday, defender Martin Dynan will be available for selection as his ban doesn’t start until a later date.
Doubts for Monday’s Replay include trio Timi Abiola (injury), Nicholas Brown (injury) and Bradley Fraser (pending International clearance).
Farnborough from: Victor Sylvestre Brotons (gk), Jack Barton, Adam Nditi, CJ Fearn (Capt), Martin Dynan, Chinua Cole, Lewis Collins, Jordan Wynter, Bobbie Dale, Harry Williams, Yasin Benel-Mhanni, Nathan Chambers, Nick Awford, Meuga Lereux, Shaun Sims and Dean Joseph-Whittingham.
Bobbie Dale netted his 6th goal of the Season at the weekend
Ricky Sappleton’s first half Penalty wasn’t enough to set Kingstonian on their way in The Emirates FA Cup at the weekend, at the K’s could only manage a 1-1 draw at Home to 10 men Farnborough.
The K’s ended Saturday’s game with four former Farnborough players on the pitch, in: Alan Inns, Tyron Smith, Arron Hopkinson and Dan Bennett.
Top scorer with 7 goals, Pelayo Pico Gomez, is likely to sit out the tie after the K’s striker picked up a knee injury in a recent victory at VCD Athletic. However, Kingstonian may be able to welcome back wide-man Peter Dean.
Striker Ricky Sappleton, who was replaced after 16 minutes on Saturday, is a doubt through a hamstring injury along with midfielder Daniel Sweeney.
Speaking to Kingstonian TV immediately after Saturday’s 1-1 draw, K’s boss Tommy Williams said: “It was frustrating, certainly. I didn’t think we were nowhere near our standards that we’ve set of late. I don’t think we had enough movement off the ball today – certainly first half.
“We turned the screw a bit, certainly the last 25 minutes, but couldn’t break them down and in the end, for all their hard work and effort – Farnborough – they probably deserve a Replay.
“They’re a young side, so maybe that might help them in terms of recovery. We weren’t at our best today. Under par performances. We need to be better come Monday night. As a group we need to be better than we were today.
On Monday’s Replay, Williams explained: “They’re the home side now. I’m sure they’ll be a bit more offensive – they will be with obviously 11 players on the pitch. So we need to recover well, physically. And we need to go there on Monday and play at the standard we’ve set of the last couple of days.
“We were very flat today, didn’t have enough tempo about us and we wasted minutes on the football pitch. Last 25 minutes we turned the screw a bit and we got into key areas and didn’t really take the chances.”
Kingstonian from: Rob Tolfrey (gk), Aaron Goode, Dylan Casey, Tyron Smith, Max Hustwick, Alan Inns (Capt), Dan Bennett, Harold Odametey, Ricky Sappleton, Jake Kempton, Malachi Hudson, Arron Hopkinson, Sam Page, George Wells, Ben Dudzinski and Filippo Di Bonito.
Rob Tolfrey couldn’t prevent Bobbie Dale from adding to his goal tally
Date: Monday 14 September 2015
Kick Off: 7:45pm
Competition: The Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualfying Round 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 note that Season Tickets are NOT valid for FA competitions.
Please invite your family and friends along!
- Farneys Cafe and the Cherrywood Bar will be open for business.
- The Club Shop will open from 7pm, also now selling sweets, drinks and Match Day Programmes, so make sure you come along to grabs some bargains!
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New to The Rushmoor Community Stadium? Find out more ahead of your visit to Cherrywood Road by reading here.
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