The start of August sees Farnborough’s Pre-Season preparations pick up the pace with a visit to Ashford Town (Middlesex) tonight.

Farnborough

Boro’ came out victorious over the weekend, winning the inaugural O’Neills Invitation Cup with convincing victories over Hartley Wintney (5-0) and a youthful Basingstoke Town side (6-0).

Goals from Perry Coles (2), Connor Calcutt, trialist Patrick Ruzicka and Nic Ciardini (Penalty) saw Farnborough overturn Hartley Wintney on Saturday; with Jamie Cureton (2), Jack Smith (2), Nic Ciardini and trialist Ainsley Everett all getting on the scoresheet on Sunday.

Farnborough Manager, Spencer Day is relishing a stern test in tonights Friendly: “A tough game – that’s why we chose it. They’re doing their best on their pitch they’ve told us. They beat us one-nil – the only team to be us in a very long time at their place – although to be fair we could have scored ten. It was one of those days where it wouldn’t go in and it’s the type of test we want.

“We want to go away from home. We’ve had a fantastic weekend here but we want to go to tough places and Ashford; they’re a strong side, they’re a settled side and it’ll be a tough game, just as Winchester will be next weekend which is another reason I chose that.

“We want tough tests before the League Season starts. So as much as this weekend has been great to score eleven goals without conceding, I also want to see when things go wrong. This is the opportunity to try and fix problems before it matters in the League matches.”

Farnborough last time out (vs Basingstoke Town): Luke Cairney (gk), Jack Barton, Nic Ciardini, CJ Fearn (Capt), Josh Huggins, Jack Smith, Keith Emmerson, Kieron Forbes, Jamie Cureton, Perry Coles, Connor Calcutt; John Oyenuga, Ethan Allen, Patrick Ruzicka (T), Laste Dombaxe (T), Ainsley Everett (T), Riccardo Andrady (T), Danny Patterson (T) and Aiden Upward (gk).

(T) denotes a trialist.

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Striker Jamie Cureton [left] scored twice at the weekend on his return to Farnborough

Ashford Town

The Tangerines finished 10th and on 59 points in last Seasons Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central, scoring 73 and conceding 71 in the League.

Ashford Town lost 1-2 at Farnborough on 2 January; but won the reverse fixture 1-0 on 17 April, being the only team to beat Farnborough between 25 February and the end of the League Season.

Ben Murray’s side saw off a Woking XI 3-1 in their Pre-Season Friendly at the weekend with First Half goals from Jack Beadle, Janes Cottee and Jamal Harvey.

Last four results:
Abbey Rangers 1-1 Ashford Town (Middlesex)
Westfield 8-5 Ashford Town (Middlesex)
Spelthorne Sports 1-4 Ashford Town (Middlesex)
Ashford Town (Middlesex) 3-1 Woking XI.

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Farnborough’s John Oyenuga takes on Romario Jonas in the most recent meeting

Match Information

Date: Tuesday 1 August 2017

Kick Off: 7:45pm

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly Fixture

Stadium Address: Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club, Robert Parker Stadium, Short Lane, Stanwell, TW19 7BH.

Admission prices for both Home and Away supporters are:

  • Adult £5
  • OAPs £3
  • Children Under 16 FREE.

Directions to the Robert Parker Stadium

From M25
Take M25 to Junction 13
Leave motorway to join A30 towards London
Stay on A30 through Crooked Billet Roundabout towards Ashford Hospital.
After passing hospital at large crossroads, stay on A30 and take the 3rd left hand turn by a blue footbridge over the road into Short Lane. Ground is signposted from main road.
Ground is about quarter of a mile on the right hand side. (signposted)

From Kingston area
Head towards Sunbury on A308
At Sunbury Cross roundabout, take 3rd exit towards Staines, still on A308
Turn right at third cross roads onto School Road (B378)
Stay on B378 over next major cross road and proceed to roundabout
Take 2nd exit onto Clockhouse Lane
At top of road, turn left at roundabout onto the A30 towards Staines
After approx half mile, turn right into Short Lane by bearing left into slip road at footbridge and then turning back on yourself. Ground is about quarter of a mile on the right hand side (signposted).

By Train
Ashford railway station is over two miles away. A walk from the station will take approx. 20 to 25 mins. Taxis are available near the station (approx. fare £5.50 – £6.00). Alternatively, the 555/557 services towards Heathrow can be caught from the town centre, which is a short walk away. Alight at Long Lane and then follow the directions from Long Lane as shown below.

By Tube
Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly line is the nearest tube station. Take the 203 bus towards Staines from Stand D or 555 (Walton on Thames) or 557 (Addlestone) from Stand E. Whichever you catch (services are quite frequent), alight at Long Lane, Stanwell. Walk down Long Lane, past the (now closed) Three Crowns pub, until you see Short Lane on your left. Proceed along Short Lane and the Ground will appear on your left.

Ground information is available here.

Enjoy the game!


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