Boxing Day sees us head to 16th placed Fleet Town for a highly-anticipated Hampshire derby at Calthorpe Park.

Farnborough

Farnborough head into the Boxing Day fixture top of the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central, tied level on 48 points with Royston Town.

Boro’ last played on 17 December, with a Sam Pearce brace helping us to overcome AFC Dunstable 2-1 in an action-packed encounter at The Rushmoor Community Stadium.

Speaking after his sides victory over AFC Dunstable, Manager, Spencer Day said: “Really pleased for the fans. We made life difficult. I thought we dominated the First Half. We’ve missed an absolute sitter for three-nil.

“The third goal wouldn’t come – we’ve missed a Penalty, we’ve hit the post, the keepers made a couple of saves. We’ve seen it out comfortably, albeit they’ve only had ten men and overall I thought it was a decent performance.

Day added: “Fantastic character shown because we certainly deserved to win the game. I think it was a very entertaining game and we gave our all and I’m delighted we’re still top of the League. That’s where we are and we should be positive about that and move forwards to the next game.

“Christmas is one of those periods where the players have got to look after themselves. We’ve had a good 2016 on the pitch, from where we started. We’ve got a great core of fans.”

Farnborough last time out (vs AFC Dunstable): Aaron Bufton (gk), Jack Barton, Ollie Treacher, CJ Fearn (Capt), Josh Huggins, Sam Pearce, Sam Shaban, Keith Emmerson, Perry Coles, Dennis Oli, Nic Ciardini, Lewis Hayden, Josh Barrett, Jordan Goater, Ioannis Ntema and Joel Driscoll (gk).

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Farnborough won 2-1 at Home to play-off chasing AFC Dunstable last time out

Fleet Town

Hosts, Fleet Town occupy 16th place in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central with 28 points from 23 games.

The Blues have won 3, drawn 4 and lost 4 in the League at Calthorpe Park so far this Season.

Last time out, Craig Davis’ side came from a goal down to snatch a point in a 1-1 draw Away to mid-table Bedford Town.

Top-scorer, Pat Cox bagged the equaliser which was the front-mans 23rd goal of the Season.

Speaking to their Official website, Player-Manager, Craig Davis previewed the Boxing Day clash with Farnborough: “It’s a big game. They’ve got visions of winning the League, they should win the League with the players they’ve got

“Them and Royston – they are where they should be.

“In my opinion, it’s a bigger game for them. They wouldn’t want to drop any points against us so a lot of pressure on them.

Davis admitted: “They should roll us over. It’s a free hit for us. Certainly not scared of them, we’ll look forward to the game and we’ll prepare for it like we do and we’ll see what that game brings.”

Fleet Town last time out (vs Bedford Town): Ryan Pryce (gk), Dan Williamson, Jordan Chandler, Ben Toye, Dan Rousell, Josh Harfield, Simba Mlambo, Craig Davis, Ben White, Pat Cox, Rob Carr; Zach Hawker, Olie Short (gk), Archie Fawcett, Danilo Cadete and Craig Martin.

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Fleet Town lost the earlier meeting between the two sides 3-4 back in August

Match Officials

Monday’s Referee is Louis Marks (Denmead, Waterlooville) and his Assistants are Anthony Cross (Gosport) and Jacob Wright (Southsea).

Match Information

Date: Monday 26 December 2016

Kick Off: 3pm

Competition: Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central Fixture

Stadium Address: Fleet Town Football Club, Calthorpe Park, Crookham Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 5FA.

Admission prices for both Home and Away supporters are:

  • Adult £9
  • Concession £6
  • Under 18’s FREE.

Directions to Calthorpe Park

Our Ground is situated next to Calthorpe Park and is accessed via driveway on Crookham Road, Fleet.

Postcode GU51 5FA also includes some nearby residential roads, make sure you are looking for Crookham Road in Sat Nav.

Please note that Parking in the Car Park will be for players and club officials only. There is sufficient Parking in neighboring streets or in the town which is just a short walk away.

From London and the South travel via M3, exit at junction 4a, follow signs into Fleet (Town Centre), past Railway station and into town, continue along Fleet Road to the major crossroads by Oatsheaf public house. Carry on across lights into Crookham Road, follow road down hill, the entrance road is on right, just past Glen Road (on the left), the club has its own car park, but if this is full, please use suitable road parking away from the ground or town centre public car park, not in front of residential properties in the entrance road.

From the West travel via M4 to the main Reading junction, near the Madjeski Stadium, follow A33 south (towards Basingstoke), after dual carriageway turn left following signs to Hartley Wintney and Fleet. In Hartley Wintney turn left onto A30 for short distance, then right onto A323 to Fleet, this road also feeds into the Oatsheaf crossroads, at these lights turn right into Crookham Road, then follow as above.

Enjoy the game!

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