The new Season is here! Farnborough kick off the 2016-2017 campaign with a curtain raiser at Home to Bedford Town, kick off 3pm.

Farnborough

Farnborough will head into the new campaign with plenty of momentum and looking to pick up where they finished last Season.

The Yellows wrapped up Pre-Season 2016 with a 3-1 win at Chertsey Town on Tuesday evening, courtesy of goals from Sam Shaban, Jack Barton and Nic Ciardini.

Academy players, Jordan Goater (who turned 16 on Thursday) and Jamal Batchilly have also consistently featured for Boro’ throughout Pre-Season.

Manager, Spencer Day is currently awaiting international clearance for Curtis Osano & Habib Sissoko and this week told GetHampshire: “It’s causing me a monumental headache which I really didn’t need ahead of such a busy first week of the Season.

A frustrated Day added: “All we can do is wait and hope for the best.”

Farnborough last time out (vs Chertsey Town): Melvin Minter (gk), John Oyenuga, Josh Huggins, CJ Fearn (Capt), Marcus Moody, Terrell Forbes, Jack Barton, Jack Battie, Dennis Oli, Eddie Smith, Nic Ciardini, Habib Cissoko, Jordan Goater, Curtis Osano, Sam Shaban, Joel Driscoll (gk), Ryan Zidyana and Jamal Batchilly.

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Midfielder, Sam Shaban celebrates his equaliser at Alwyns Lane

Bedford Town

Managed by Jon Taylor, The Eagles finished last Season in 16th place in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central, with 49 points.

Bedford Town rounded of their Pre-Season with a 7-3 victory at Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division side, Ardley United last weekend.

Saturday’s visitors have also added vastly experienced striker Leroy Griffiths to their squad – the former Farnborough Town striker is currently ages 39.

The last meeting between the two sides was in the Southern Premier League back in March 2010 when Farnborough won 6-1 at Cherrywood Road.

Bedford Town from: Ashley Harris (gk), Ben Farrell, Lee Hawkes, Tommy Hull, James Peters, Adam Watkins, Dominic Morgan-Griffiths, Josh Beech, Leroy Griffiths, Danny Watson, Phil Draycott, Luke Knight, Devante Stanley, Billy Pinney, Ollie Swain, Ben Sawyer, Marcus Campbell, Jaiden Irish and Matt Clifford.

Match Officials

Saturdays Referee is Craig Robinson (Southsea) and his Assistants are Lukasz Sipior (Chichester) and Declan Hellyer (Waterlooville).

Match Information

Date: Saturday 6 August 2016

Kick Off: 3pm

Competition: Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central 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 FREE.
  • Car Park £2
  • Match Day Programme £2

Please invite your family and friends along!

Don’t forget:

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

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Enjoy the game!

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