In search of a crucial three points, this weekend Farnborough make the short journey to take on 14th placed Sutton United in the Vanarama Conference South.

Farnborough head into the Saturday’s Vanarama Conference South clash at Gander Green Lane in 20th place with 23 points from 23 games, although they do have three games in hand on 19th placed Bishop’s Stortford.

Last time out, Farnborough were knocked out of the FA Trophy in the 3rd Round Proper by North Ferriby United but will be looking to respond with three points at the weekend.

Defender Darryl Siaw returns from his one-match suspension and will be available for selection.

The Club can also confirm that defender Simon Cox has joined Southern League Division One Central side Egham Town on dual registration.

Speaking ahead of his sides trip to Gander Green Lane, Manager Spencer Day told GetHampshire: “It couldn’t get any tougher, could it?

“The league table would suggest we’d get beaten by all three, but we played well on Saturday without any reward and we’ll go to Sutton on Saturday with a positive attitude and we’ll see what happens.

“If we play like we did in chunks on Saturday we have a chance.”

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Top scorer Louie Theophanous will be looking for his 12th goal of the season this weekend | Photo © Don Blandford

Managed by Paul Doswell, Sutton United head into Saturday’s clash in 14th place and on the back of a 2-1 Vanarama Conference South victory at Hemel Hempstead Town in midweek.

The U’s controversially scraped a 1-0 win the last meeting between the two sides at Paddy Power Park back in October. But the last time Farnborough travelled to Gander Green Lane the two sides played out an entertaining 3-3 draw.

Sutton United from: Aaron Howe (gk), Louis John, Jamie Collins, Michael Spillane, Shaun Cooper, Ricky Wellard, Damian Scannell, Glen Southam (Capt), Dan Fitchett, Bedsente Gomis, Dan Wishart, Jamie White, Dale Binns, Kevant Serbony and Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick.

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New signing Dan Fitchett bags his fourth goal in two games | Photo © Paul Loughlin

Match Officials: Saturday’s Referee is Carl Brook and his Assistants are Matthew Goldsmith and Leigh Crowhurst.

Date: Saturday 31 January 2015

Competition: Vanarama Conference South League Fixture

Venue: Sutton United Fooball Club, The Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY.

Kick off at Gander Green Lane is at 3pm and admission prices are:

  • Adults £12
  • Senior Citizen (60 and over)/Student £6*
  • Junior (16 and under) £2
  • Stand Transfer £1

*Valid student ID photocard required

Directions

By Car
Travel along the M25 to junction 8. Then north on the A217 for about 15-20 minutes. Ignoring signs for Sutton itself, stay on the A217 to the traffic lights by the Gander Inn (on the left), turnright into Gander Green Lane. The Borough Sports Ground is about 200 yards up this road on the left hand side, if you reach West Sutton station you have gone too far.

By Rail
West Sutton railway Station is adjacent to the ground. It is served by Thameslink trains via Wimbledon or Sutton. Come out of West Sutton station and turn right into Gander Green Lane and the ground is about 100 yards further along.

By Bus
The 413 hoppa service runs past the ground down Gander Green lane. The bus will stop on request anywhere in Gander Green Lane. The bus leaves Sutton Town centre from outside the main post office. The 80 route from Hackbridge to Belmont runs down Collingwood Road. The ground can be reached by taking the path through Collingwood Rec. Buses cost £1.20 for adults and 40p for children. All children under 11 travel free.

Parking
There are about 200 parking spaces in the car park behind the grandstand and lots of roads around Gander Green Lane to park.

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.

Can make the game? SUFCTV are due to provide Commentary of the game live from Gander Green Lane – follow the game 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 Sutton United here.

Enjoy the game!


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