This Saturday, Farnborough travel to Imber Court to take on 13th placed Metropolitan Police in the Ryman League Premier Division, kick off 3pm.

Farnborough Camp

Farnborough made it to 31 points with a vital victory last Saturday, however Spencer Day’s side have nine Cup finals remaining to save their Season.

22nd placed Boro’ came out firing last weekend, with a convincing 5-0 Home win over a Grays Athletic side that ended the game with nine men.

The Yellows are five points adrift of 20th placed Needham Market, who currently have 36 points on the board.

Relegation rivals, Brentwood Town (21st) have a number of games in hand, one of which they lost 0-3 at Home to League leaders, Hampton & Richmond Borough on Tuesday evening.

In the reverse fixture last September, a single Jon Nurse goal helped Metropolitan Police to a 1-0 win at The Rushmoor Community Stadium.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Metropolitan Police, Manager Spencer Day told GetHampshire: “The spirit in the camp is as high as I’ve known it for a long time, especially after Saturday, but it doesn’t change our thought process.

“It is still a momentous task to avoid double relegation and although we are trying to win every game we have to look at the bigger picture and plan ahead.

Day added: “There’s a real buzz about us at the moment but I didn’t expect it to click quite as much as that. When it did I think we were full value for the result [against Grays Athletic].

“We’re working really hard but that given everyone at the club a real lift.”

Farnborough last time out (vs Grays Athletic): Aaron Bufton (gk), John Oyenuga, Freddie Grant, Terrell Forbes, Jack Smith, CJ Fearn (Capt), Josh Gallagher, Charlie Allen, Dennis Oli, Bogdan Vastsuk, Andrew Jenkinson, Usman Adeniji, Ryan Zidyana, Harry Knight and Melvin Minter (gk).


New signing, Dennis Oli netted on his Home debut last weekend

Opposition Camp

Metropolitan Police sit 13th in the Ryman League Premier Division with 50 points from 36 games.

Managed by Jim Cooper, The Met have drawn 8 and won and loss 14 so far in the League.

Last Saturday, Metropolitan Police were held to a 2-2 draw at Home to play-off hopefuls Enfield Town, with Will Salmon and Charlie Collins netting for The Blues.

Manager, Jim Cooper added former Farnborough winger, Roman Michael-Percil to their squad from Grays Athletic last week.

Another former Boro’ winger, Orlando Smith has recently returned from a loan spell at Walton & Hersham to make up the squad.

Farnborough’s Young Player of the Season in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, Ollie Treacher joined the Imber Court side from Tooting & Mitcham United in November 2015, and has so far made 19 appearances.

Metropolitan Police’s top scorer is striker, Charlie Collins who currently has 11 goals to his name.

Speaking ahead of Saturdays game, Manager Jim Copper told the Official Metropolitan Police FC website: “Farnborough’s recent form has certainly improved and they are fighting for their lives down at the bottom. They have certainly added quality to their ranks recently in the guise of Dennis Oli, Terrell Forbes and others so the game will be very competitive.

“Our own squad has changed significantly. We have recently lost the services of Nathan Campbell, Billy Crook and Joe Turner to VCD Athletic, Enfield Town and Kingstonians.

“We have added the following players. Roman Michael-Percil has arrived from Grays Athletic. Roman impressed me significantly every time I saw him play. He played very well against us recently so we are thrilled to have him with us. He was an ex Professional at Spurs and is an exciting prospect.

“Our newest signing is Andrew Jenkinson. Our opponents will know all about Andy as we signed him from them this week.

“We have been watching him over the past couple of weeks and when Billy Crook decided to leave, we knew that to build for next season we needed to get players into the club now.”

Metropolitan Police last time out (vs Enfield Town): Oliver Pain (gk), Will Salmon, Ollie Treacher, Tom Hickey, Steve Sutherland, Mekhail McLaughlin, Charlie Collins, Elliot Taylor, Leon Smith, Ryan James, Roman Michael-Percil, Jay Lovett, Neil Barrett, Orlando Smith, Jon Nurse and Scott Tarr.


Former Farnborough striker, Jon Nurse bagged the winner in the reverse fixture

Match Officials

Saturdays Referee is Matthew Lee (Chichester) and his Assistants are Derek Hughes (Newport IOW) and Peter Lowe (Gosport).

Date: Saturday 12 March 2016

Kick Off: 3pm

Competition: Ryman Premier League Division Fixture

Stadium Address: Metropolitan Police Football Club, Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 0BT.

Admission prices for both home and away supporters are:

  • Adult £10
  • Concessions – OAPs & Under 16’s £5.
  • Match Day Programme (available on the gate) £2

Enjoy the game!



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