This Saturday, Farnborough open their FA Cup campaign at Home to Hellenic Premier League outfit, Longlevens, kick off 3pm.
Farnborough are in good form on Home turf, having won their previous two competitive Fixtures, scoring seven times in the process.
Spencer Day’s side made sure they took another three points in the League with a 4-0 Home victory over a ten-man Egham Town side. Keith Emmerson, Jamie Cureton and Nic Ciardini were the scorers for Boro’ in midweek.
Farnborough have reached the Fourth Qualifying Round twice in the last seven years and have not gone out in Preliminary Round since 2007/08 season.
The Yellows welcome Gloucestershire based, Longlevens to The Rushmoor Community Stadium for the first time on Saturday.
Farnborough last time out (vs Egham Town): Joel Driscoll (gk),Josh Huggins, Keith Emmerson, CJ Fearn (Capt), Curtis Osano, Terrell Forbes, John Oyenuga, Jack Barton, Dennis Oli, Jamie Cureton, Nic Ciardini, Eddie Smith, Jack Battie, Sam Shaban, Jordan Goater and Jamie Cunningham (gk).
Nic Ciardini rifles the ball home during Tuesday’s 4-0 win over Egham Town
Visitors, Longlevens are members of the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division and are currently in 9th place. The Levens are managed by James French.
Longlevens overcame Bedfont & Feltham 4-2 in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round, courtesy of goals from Ryan McDonald, Shaun O’Connor, David Rich and Brad Martin.
Last time out, Longlevens recorded a comfortable 5-0 victory Away to Brackley Town Saints – Jack Byard, Bradley Vanstone (2), Ryan McDonald and Brad Martin were the scorers in the win.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s tie, Manager James French told Non League Daily: “We can’t look past Farnborough.
“We know the enormity of the task that faces us. They’ve got a fantastic facility, they have great players and not too long ago they were competing in step two of the non-league pyramid.
“We realise how tough it is and we know we have to go there fully prepared so we aren’t looking at who we could face in the next round.
“We are confident that we can go and get something but realistically we aren’t look beyond Saturday.
“The lads that missed Saturday’s game will all be in contention for Saturday at Farnborough.
“But they all look as if they will be available apart from Ellis Sausman. He was injured in the Bedfont and Feltham game and unfortunately it has been diagnosed as an anterior cruciate ligament injury so we don’t think he will be back this season.
“Apart from that it is minor strains and niggles so we should go to Farnborough with a full squad”
“The club have got behind us massively again.
“We have filled one bus and we are starting to fill another bus. The Third team have rearranged a game so most of those guys are coming up and we are just waiting on the second and fourth teams because they want to get behind the lads on a big day for the club”
Longlevens last time out (vs Brackley Town Saints): Ollie Hall (gk), Mark Harris, Ryan Dunn, Edward Smyllie, Adam Hughes, Josh Westcarr, Craig Beaton, Jack Byard, Dave Merrick, Craig Martin, Jonty Welch, Demetri Bernard, Shaun O’Connor, Brad Martin, Bradley Vanstone and Ryan McDonald.
Saturdays Referee is Martin Bloor and his Assistants are Andy Roberts and Dominic Wynter.
Date: Saturday 20 August 2016
Kick Off: 3pm
Competition: The Emirates FA Cup 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 FREE.
- Car Park £2
- Match Day Programme £2
Please invite your family and friends along!
- The Cherrywood Bar will be open from Noon, now also selling Doom Bar Real Ale. The Turnstiles will open at 1pm.
- The Club Shop will open from 1pm, also now selling sweets, drinks and Match Day Programmes so make sure you come along to grabs some bargains!
- Join the Facebook Event here!
New to The Rushmoor Community Stadium? Find out more ahead of your visit to Cherrywood Road by reading here.
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