Farnborough return to the Vanarama Conference South this Saturday as Spencer Day’s side travel to Vauxhall Road to take on 10th placed Hemel Hempstead Town.

Farnborough head into the Saturday’s Vanarama Conference South encounter at Vauxhall Road in 19th place with 23 points from 22 games.

Spencer Day’s side are 15th in the away League form table although the Yellows last three points on the road came in a 3-2 victory at St Albans City on 17 November.

Defender Darryl Siaw and forward Phil Page are doubts for the visitors through injury.

The Club can also confirm the departure from the player squad of wide-man Dan Bennett to Isthmian League Division One South side Redhill. We thank Dan for his contribution to the Football Club over the past few years and wish him all the best for the future.

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Thanks for all the memories Dan!

Speaking after Farnborough’s last game, Monday’s 1-0 FA Trophy victory over Maidenhead United, Manager Spencer Day told GetHampshire:

“It’s the last 16, we’re three games from Wembley and it’s a winnable one. I said to the players beforehand that this is one hell of an opportunity for us, it really is now, it’s a massive result for the club.

“North Ferriby, though, will be saying exactly the same. They’re tenth in the Conference North so they’re obviously a good side and we’ll need to play better than we did in the first half on Monday night, no question.

“It’s a huge game for both teams, but we’re just delighted that for the first time in God knows how long we have a home tie, but it’s going to be one hell of a game with so many big Conference clubs playing each other.

Day also added: “It was one of the strangest half-time team talks I’ve ever had because I genuinely didn’t know what to do as I walked in. There were some very strong words said and I made my feelings known.

“It took me 15 minutes to decide what to do because we had three players on yellow cards and we were playing poorly. Thankfully we got it right and [substitute] Pagey [Phil Page] helped change the game. We terrorised them and could have won it by more in the end.”

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Louie Theophanous’ 70th minute winner sent Farnborough into the FA Trophy 3rd Round Proper on Monday evening | Photo credited to Jemma Phillips Photography

Managed by Dean Brennan, Hemel Hempstead come into Saturday’s clash in 10th place and on the back of a 3-1 FA Trophy victory at home to Concord Rangers.

Forward Dennis Oli opened the scoring in the first half with his second goal in three games, Concord Rangers equalised in the second half, then Oliver Hawkins continued his impressive run of form by scoring two goals to secure the win for The Tudors – that makes it eight goals for Oliver so far this season, doubling his League tally from last season.

The Tudors are now unbeaten at home in fourteen League and Cup games and are unbeaten home and away for seven consecutive games.

In his programme notes, Tudors boss Dean Brennan is expecting a tough test from Saturday’s visitors: “Our opponents Farnborough are in a good vain of form. They knocked Maidenhead out of the FA Trophy on Monday night and fully deserved their 1-0 victory.

“They defended extremely well on that night; I also watched them beat Whitehawk recently and once again they defended really well, won 2-0 and kept a clean sheet.

Brennan continued: “Farnborough have a young team that are prepared to put their bodies on the line to get results. Their players work extremely hard and they have a centre-forward who is one of the top goal scorers in our league.

“It’s another great test for our team; we have set some high standards over the last six weeks, we have to continue this to achieve the required standards if we are to win and take the points.”

Hemel Hempstead Town from: Laurie Walker (gk), David King, Lee, Jordan Parkes, Ed Asafu-Adjaye, Jorell Johnson, Dennis Oli, Oliver Hawkins, Mo Shariff, James Potton, Moussa Diarra, Daniel Talbot, Zane Banton, Kyle Connolly,  Zach Reynolds, Matty Harriott  and Jamal Lowe.

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Second top-scorer with six goals, Oliver Hawkins leaps for a header

Match Officials: Saturday’s Referee is Carl Fitch and his Assistants are George Laflin and Oliver Morris-Sanders.

Date: Saturday 17 January 2015

Competition: Vanarama Conference South League Fixture

Venue: Hemel Hempstead Town Fooball Club, Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 4HW.

Kick off at Vauxhall Road is at 3pm and admission prices are:

  • Adults £10
  • Concessions £6
  • Under 18s £3
  • Under 12s £1
  • Under 5s FREE.
  • Match Day Programme (The Tudor) £2.50

Concessionary price is available for over 65’s, students in full-time education and military personnel. Identification will be required.

Identification

For Concessions, Under 18s and Under 12s, the following forms of identifications are acceptable:

Current Passport
EU National ID Card
Current Full UK Driving Licence
Student Identification Card (or ISIC)
UK Armed Forces ID Card
OAP Travel Pass

*Concessionary age of over 60’s has risen to over 65’s. The entrance fee to the planned new seated stand will be reviewed upon completion and may incur an extra fee.

Directions

Leave M1 at Junction 8. Follow dual carriageway across two roundabouts. After second roundabout take first turning on the right approximately 150 yards along dual carriageway into Leverstock Green Road. Approximately 100 yards down this road at two mini roundabouts, turn left into Vauxhall Road. The ground is 75 yards along , to the right of the roundabout.

If coming via Hemel Hempstead town centre or A41, follow directions to magic (Multi) roundabout. Take the dual carriageway in the direction of the M1. Take slip road or straight across roundabout at Tesco/ Leisure World to next roundabout. Carry straight on at this roundabout, past the Catholic Church on your right and take the third turning on the left into Leverstock Green Road. Approximately 100 yards down this road at two mini roundabouts, turn left into Vauxhall Road. The ground is 75 yards along , to the right of the roundabout.

Please note parking is limited at the ground.

Vauxhall Road and the surrounding streets will be very busy during the lead up to this game, please arrive early to avoid traffic and queues, please park with consideration for local residents.

Please also note the Dacorum Education Centre on Tenzing Road can no longer be used for matchday parking. Access to the ground is still possible through the turnstile on this side of the ground but parking is prohibited.


 

You can still book a seat on the FaST Supporters Coach to the game which leaves the Club at 13:00 – find out how to book here.

Don’t forget to head back to www.farnboroughfc.co.uk on Saturday evening to vote for your Farnborough Man of the Match against Hemel Hempstead Town here.

Enjoy the game!


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