Farnborough kick off 2016 with a trip to the Kingsmeadow Stadium to face play-off chasing Kingstonian in the Ryman League Premier Division, kick off 3pm.
Farnborough head to the Kingsmeadow Stadium – for the second time this Season – hoping to start afresh, having not won a League game in 2015.
Spencer Day’s were left to rue early missed chances on Tuesday evening as Boro’ lost 0-2 at Staines Town, stretching their run of away League games without victory this Season to 13.
The Yellows (21st) remain in desperate need of points, especially with Brentwood Town (22nd) having four games in hand on Farnborough.
Speaking to GetHampshire after Tuesday evenings defeat at Staines Town, Manager Spencer Day said: “If it had been a boxing match it would have been stopped in the first half, we were totally and utterly dominant.
“We created some great chances but didn’t hit the target, but we concede two soft-as-you-like goals at the other end and amazingly we go in 2-0 down with a mountain to climb in the second half.
“That was the best we’ve played away from home this season on, undoubtedly, the best pitch in the league. We played some fabulous football in the first half without being ruthless in their box.
Day acknowledged: “In the second half it was a lot more even. We didn’t do enough and fell away a bit, and, in the end, it was a comfortable 2-0 victory for them because the damage was already done.
“Overall, our performances away from home in the last month have not been bad at all. If we’d have been three-up in that first half there wouldn’t have been any complaints but when you concede two desperately bad goals like that then what do you expect?”
Farnborough last time out (vs Staines Town): Aaron Bufton (gk), John Oyenuga, Freddie Grant, CJ Fearn (Capt), Tom Broadbent, Darryl Siaw, Andrew Jenkinson, Lewis Collins, Bodgan Vastsuk, Tommy Wright, Aruna Kamara, Jack Barton, Hussein Mohammed, Andrew Seriki, Dean Joseph-Whittingham and Germeine Dua.
Farnborough picked up 7 points from a possible 21 in December
Kingstonian, managed by Tommy Williams, currently occupy 6th place in the Ryman League Premier Division and are just three points off the final play-off place (excluding goal difference).
The K’s were last in action on Boxing Day, loosing heavily 1-5 away to current League leaders Dulwich Hamlet, despite taking an early lead through striker Ricky Sappleton.
Kingstonian and Farnborough have already met three times this Season – all in Cup competitions. In the last meeting, Tommy Williams side knocked Boro’ out of the Ryman League Cup in the Third Round, winning 2-1 at the Kingsmeadow Stadium at the beginning of November.
The K’s currently have four former Farnborough players in their ranks, in Alan Inns, Dan Bennett, Tyron Smith and Reece Beckles.
In an Interview towards the end of last year, former winger Dan Bennett told YourLocalGuardian: “I’m a creative player so I’ll keep expressing myself as much as possible and that is what the boss wants me to do.
“I’m enjoying my football, I’m happy and hopefully it shows on the pitch.
“It was ups and downs at Farnborough. It looked more negative from the outside than what it was. I’ve not got a bad word to say about my old manager.
“I’m buzzing to be here. They’ve given me the freedom if I work hard and I feel I’m doing that.
“Maybe I could do a bit more, but I’m in a good place.”
Kingstonian last time out (vs Dulwich Hamlet): Rob Tolfrey (gk), Aaron Goode, George Wells, Lee O’Leary, Sam Page, Alan Inns (Capt), Dan Bennett, Harold Odametey, Ricky Sappleton, Pelayo Pico Gomez, Aaron Morgan, Tyron Smith, Malachi Hudson, Reece Beckles, Sean Bonnett-Johnson and Peter Dean.
Kingstonian knocked Boro’ out of the FA Cup in a Replay back in September
Saturdays Referee is John Pike and his Assistant are Lisa Benn and Jamie Collumbell.
Date: Saturday 2 January 2016
Kick Off: 3pm
Competition: Ryman Premier League Division Fixture
Stadium Address: Kingstonian Football Club, Kingsmeadow Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 3PB.
Admission prices for both home and away supporters are:
- Adult £10
- Concession £7
- Children Under 18 FREE (Children under 11 must be accompanied by an Adult)
Norbiton is less than a mile from Kingsmeadow Stadium. Trains run from Waterloo every 15 minutes via Clapham Junction and Wimbledon (terminating at Shepperton or Strawberry Hill). Leave the station via the back exit, and take the first left onto Norbiton Avenue. Turn right at the end onto Gloucester Road, and walk down to Kingston Road, turn left, and the stadium is 400 yards on the right.
If you are disabled or with very young children, you could take the train to Kingston and take the bus the rest of the way.
131: Kingston – New Malden – Raynes Park – Wimbledon – Colliers Wood – Tooting Broadway.
You can take the 131, which stops right outside the ground, from Wimbledon Station or Kingston Town Centre.
From the one way system, and take Richmond Road (A308) towards Kingston Hospital. Turn right onto Cambridge Road (A2043), and the stadium is less than a mile on the right.
From Central London
Take the A3 out of London, exiting at New Malden/Worcester Park. Cross over the A3, and take the Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston. Follow this to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and the stadium is one mile on the left.
From Outside London
M25 Junction 10, take the A3 northbound into London. At the exit for New Malden/Worcester Park, turn off and take the left into Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston Follow this to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and the stadium is one mile on the left.
Happy New Year 2016 and we hope you enjoy the game!
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