This Saturday, Farnborough begin their Buildbase FA Trophy campaign at Home to Barnstaple Town at the Preliminary Round.


Farnborough take a break from League action with Barnstaple Town the visitors to The Rushmoor Community Stadium in the Buildbase FA Trophy Preliminary Round.

Last weekend, Farnborough had to come from behind twice to rescue a point in a 3-3 Home draw with Arlesey Town in the League.

Striker, Perry Coles scored twice on his full debut with Eddie Smith also netting from the Penalty spot in a game which saw Boro’ take a share of the spoils and still remain top of the League.

Manager, Spencer Day will have to make do without strikers, Dennis Oli and Eddie Smith who both suffered serious injuries over the past two games.

Wide-men, Keith Emmerson and John Oyenuga have also recently suffered knocks in what as been a bad week past week on the injury front for Farnborough.

Ahead of Saturday’s tie, Farnborough boss, Spencer Day said: “There’s no easy games. We’ve got to re-focus. The [FA] Trophy is vital – we need the income.

“We’re really gutted we made a mess of Swindon [Supermarine], although taking nothing away from them.

“We need the fans to back us. We need people to support this Team. We need everyone to support – there’s loads of positivity about the Club, it’s a really exciting place.

“We’re in a little bit of a rut and I think that’s good news because it shows how good we can be and we’ve already been and we will strive to get back to that level of performance as soon as possible and hopefully that’ll be next Saturday.”

Farnborough (vs Arlesey Town): Aaron Bufton (gk), Josh Huggins, Keith Emmerson, CJ Fearn (Capt), Curtis Osano, Terrell Forbes, John Oyenuga, Jack Barton, Perry Coles, Dennis Oli, Nic Ciardini, Eddie Smith, Sam Shaban, Lewis Hayden, Jamal Batchilly and Brendan Norris (gk).


Perry Coles (middle) bagged a brace on his full Farnborough debut last Saturday

Barnstaple Town

Barnstaple Town compete in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West and currently occupy 17th place with 10 points from as many games.

Managed by Barry Yeo, The Barum have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 6 so far in the League this Season.

Last weekend, Barnstaple Town let a two-goal lead slip Away to Mangotsfield United, going on to lose 2-3 in the League.

Speaking to North Devon Journal this week, Manager, Barry Yeo said: “We are going to Farnborough away, in a 7,000-seater stadium on a surface that is immaculate.

“It is a stage for the players and it is about them trying to perform and going out there to express themselves.

“What’s the worst that can happen?

“If you go down trying no one will complain – it’s when people don’t see the effort and work that they can.”

Barnstaple Town last time out (vs Mangotsfield United): Steven Oliver (gk), Kyle Paine, Steven Holland, Craig Allan, James Mayne, Aaron Harper-Penman (Capt), Jed Harper-Penman, Jack Jenkins, Ryan Turner, Dave Pearse, Lee Francis, Shaun Coff, Scott Sharp, Niall Heeney and Scott Huxtable.


Barnstaple Town boss, Barry Yeo

Match Officials

Saturday’s Referee is George Warren (London SW16) and his Assistants are Timothy Dowdeswell (Epsom) and Anand Desai (Surbiton).

Match Information

Date: Saturday 8 October 2016

Kick Off: 3pm

Competition: The Buildbase FA Trophy Preliminary 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 £10
  • Concession £8
  • Under 16s £3.

Please invite your family and friends along!

Don’t forget:

  • The Cherrywood Bar will be open from Noon and the Turnstiles will open at 1pm.
  • The Club Shop will open from 1pm, also now selling Sweets, Drinks and Replica Shirts, Match Day Programmes and much more!
  • Join the Facebook Event here!
  • Tickets can be purchased in advance online here.

New to The Rushmoor Community Stadium? Find out more ahead of your visit to Cherrywood Road by reading here.


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