Five-star Farnborough extend their winning run
Spencer Day’s side made it four consecutive wins on the bounce with a comfortable 5-0 win over Histon in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central.
Farnborough took their time to get going and Joel Driscoll had to be alert to deny Histon’s Simon Unwin with a strike from distance.
Niall Conroy was first tested by Dennis Oli whose snapshot was tipped over the bar by the Histon keeper.
At the other end, Histon threatened from a corner as Jordan Traynier saw his goalbound header cleared by John Oyenuga on the far post.
An Osano cross from the right was cleared as far as Fearn who skipped away from a number of challenges before being brought down by Cameron Watson for a free-kick right on the edge of the Histon box.
On 26 minutes, up stepped Nic Ciardini who opened the scoring with a trademark free-kick into the top corner, leaving Histon keeper, Niall Conroy stranded. Histon 0-1 Farnborough.
Ciardini came close to a second just minutes later, cutting inside from the left and fizzing a right-footed strike just wide of Conroy’s left-hand post.
Ten minutes later, Ciardini got his second of the game, taking down a long clearance from Emmerson out of the sky before cutting inside of Pat Bexfield and slotting the ball through the legs of Conroy with his right-foot. Histon 0-2 Farnborough.
Farnborough extended their lead seven minutes before Half Time when Jack Barton collected a short Histon clearance before lofting the ball over Conroy for his second goal in as many games. Histon 0-3 Farnborough.
Minutes later, Conroy stood his ground to save a tame effort from Ciardini from inside the Histon box.
HALF TIME: Histon 0-3 Farnborough
Boro’ were hungry for more goals after the break and as Jamie Cureton latched onto a through ball the experienced striker lifted an effort over the Histon goal from just inside the box.
Cureton had another chance from distance a few minutes later but the Farnborough striker could only curl a right-footed strike comfortably wide of the Histon goal.
Conroy was off his line well to deny Cureton from inside the Histon box after a clever low through ball.
Emmerson dribbled forwards from defence and struck a low shot well wide of Conroy’s left-hand post.
On the 60 minute mark, Boro’s lively John Oyenuga made himself a yard inside the Histon box before rifling a powerful strike past the helpless Conroy. Histon 0-4 Farnborough.
That was the Oyenuga’s first goal of the Season, and boy did he deserve it!
Eddie Smith replaced Dennis Oli up-front in a straight switch for Farnborough on 64 minutes.
From a Farnborough attack on the left, Emmerson picked out Fearn inside the box who skipped past Hyem before having a low shot deflected just past the post by Histon Captain, Max York.
A Farnborough corner on the right was recycled back to Ciardini whose right-footed cross was met by the head of Smith who was denied by Conroy and then Huggins sliced the rebound over from inside the five yard box.
Fearn set Oyenuga free inside the Histon box with a through ball but the Farnborough wide-man was caught late by Seaber-Shinn, who was booked, for a Penalty.
Nic Ciardini made no mistake from the spot, firing into the bottom left hand corner to complete his hat-trick and putting the game truly out of sight. Histon 0-5 Farnborough.
Manager, Spencer Day then brought on Midfield duo, Sam Shaban and Jamal Batchilly who replaced Jamie Cureton and John Oyenuga, who took a knock for the Penalty, on 72 minutes.
Ciardini looked to add to his total as the Farnborough fans favourite drove forwards and had a left-footed shot deflected behind by Bexfield from just inside the Histon box.
Histon’s Bexfield and Farnborough’s Smith were booked following an altercation infront of the dugouts.
Smith, Shaban and Batchilly combined in another Farnborough attack which saw the latter hook a deflected volley behind for a corner.
Ciardini had a left-footed shot from free-kick from long range deflected behind for a corner.
Fearn did well to track back and block a low shot from Histon substitute, Russell after good play from Bexfield and Ourtilbour down the right.
Emmerson did equally well to recover and block from Yeomans as the Histon striker was about to pull the trigger from inside the Farnborough box.
Farnborough saw the game out to record their third clean sheet in the League and now turn their attentions to Monday’s Bank Holiday clash with Hampshire rivals, Fleet Town.
FULL TIME: Histon 0-5 Farnborough
A massive thank you to our fantastic supporters who traveled up to Cambridgeshire on Saturday!
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