UP FOR THE CUP: This Saturday (12 September), Farnborough enter the The Emirates FA Cup 2015-2016 with a tie at League rivals Kingstonian, kick off at The Kingsmeadow Stadium is at 3pm.
With Spencer Day’s side taking a break from Ryman League Premier Division action, Farnborough come into Saturday’s clash following two Home back-to-back defeats.
Striker Bobbie Dale bagged another two goals over the extended weekend to bring his tally up to five for the Season.
Over last weekend, Farnborough completed the signing of Cheltenham Town midfielder Jordan Wynter, 20, on a 28 day loan deal. Wynter, who is 6ft tall, started Monday’s 2-3 Home defeat to Staines Town.
Speaking to Jon Couch after Monday’s Home defeat, Manager Spencer Day said: “[Dan] Bennett will murder us if we leave him that open. We know what Dan is like and if we go missing then we’re in terrible problems.
“Hopefully we have learned a lesson from tonight as it’s a massive game for us [on Saturday]. We talked at half-time about managing the game but two or three lads just didn’t do it.
“We played some exceptional stuff at times and Staines were gone at 2-1, but instead of comfortably seeing the game out we kept bombing on and trying to play like Barcelona. That lack of discipline has killed us.
Day stressed: “We’ve gifted the three points away and I’m absolutely livid. They play some lovely stuff and they’ll get a lot of plaudits but it’s an excuse I’m getting bored of because we should have seen that out. It’s very hard to take at this moment in time.”
Doubts for Saturday’s tie include trio Timi Abiola (injury), Lewis Collins (injury/illness) and Bradley Fraser (pending International clearance).
Farnborough from: Victor Sylvestre Brotons (gk), Yasin Benel-Mhanni, Chinua Cole, Jack Barton, Tom Broadbent, CJ Fearn, Nicholas Brown, Jordan Wynter, Bobbie Dale, Harry Williams, Adam Nditi, Nathan Chambers, Nick Awford, Shaun Sims and Martin Dynan.
Bobbie Dale’s two goals couldn’t prevent Farnborough from falling to a defeat on Monday
The K’s are managed by Tommy Williams and occupy 8th place in the Ryman League Premier Division going into Saturday’s FA Cup tie.
On Tuesday evening, Kingstonian won 3-0 at bottom of the Table, VCD Athletic, courtesy of second half goals from Ricky Sappleton (2) and Arron Hopkinson.
Kingstonian have a number of former Farnborough players in their ranks including Alan Inns, Dan Bennett and Arron Hopkinson.
Speaking to YourLocalGuardian ahead of the game, K’s Manager Tommy Williams said: “You’ve got to balance the books. I’m always looking at players and looking to improve. Any manager would say the same.
“If something comes a long that is right for us and is at the right price then we might look to do something. But things are tight and you’ve got to work to the budget we have and that is what we are doing at the moment.
“Competition for places is healthy. We did not have it last season and that halted us in terms of getting into the play-offs.
“We have been a bit hot and cold so far, but we are now moving in the right direction. Everybody wants a cup run. It brings financial rewards if you can get through a few rounds.
“It is hugely important to the club. We want to start building momentum for the season by winning games.
“Farnborough are struggling in the league, but the cup is completely different. They have a lot of young players that have been at pro clubs, so it will be tough.”
Kingstonian from: Rob Tolfrey (gk), Aaron Goode, Dylan Casey, Tyron Smith, Max Hustwick, Alan Inns, Dan Bennett, Daniel Sweeney, Jake Kempton, Pelayo Pico Gomez, Peter Dean, Harold Odametey, Malachi Hudson, Ricky Sappleton, Sam Page and Arron Hopkinson.
Saturday’s Referee is John O’Brien (London) his Assistants are Peter Georgiou and Orville Bentley.
Date: Saturday 12 September 2015
Kick Off: 3pm
Competition: The Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualfying Round Fixture
Stadium Address: Kingstonian Football Club, Kingsmeadow Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 3PB.
If Saturday’s game ends in a draw, a Replay is likely to take place at The Rushmoor Community Stadium on Monday 14 September, kick off 7:45pm.
Admission prices for both home and away supporters are:
- Adult £10
- Senior (60 & over) £6
- Student (upon production of a Student Card) £4
- Junior (Under 16) FREE.
Tickets are available on Match Day’s on the turnstiles at the far end of the ground (next to the Athletics Stadium).
FaST Supporters Coach
FaST will be running a Supporters Coach to the game, which departs from the Cherrywood Road Car Park at 12:30.
Click here for more details on how to book.
Norbiton is less than a mile from Kingsmeadow Stadium. Trains run from Waterloo every 15 minutes via Clapham Junction and Wimbledon (terminating at Shepperton or Strawberry Hill). Leave the station via the back exit, and take the first left onto Norbiton Avenue. Turn right at the end onto Gloucester Road, and walk down to Kingston Road, turn left, and the stadium is 400 yards on the right.
If you are disabled or with very young children, you could take the train to Kingston and take the bus the rest of the way.
131: Kingston – New Malden – Raynes Park – Wimbledon – Colliers Wood – Tooting Broadway.
You can take the 131, which stops right outside the ground, from Wimbledon Station or Kingston Town Centre.
From the one way system, and take Richmond Road (A308) towards Kingston Hospital. Turn right onto Cambridge Road (A2043), and the stadium is less than a mile on the right.
From Central London
Take the A3 out of London, exiting at New Malden/Worcester Park. Cross over the A3, and take the Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston. Follow this to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and the stadium is one mile on the left.
From Outside London
M25 Junction 10, take the A3 northbound into London. At the exit for New Malden/Worcester Park, turn off and take the left into Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston Follow this to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and the stadium is one mile on the left.
Enjoy the game!
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