Easter Monday sees us head to the Robert Parker Stadium to face Ashford Town in Farnborough’s final Away game of the Season.

Farnborough

Boro’ currently remain thirteen points clear of third placed Barton Rovers in the League table with just two more games to go before the Play-Offs commence.

A goal in each half from Charlie Allen and Jamie Cureton saw The Yellows seal a fifteenth Home League win of the Season with a 2-1 victory over Histon.

Farnborough’s Away form in the League currently stands at: won 12, drawn 3 and lost 5.

Speaking on Bank Holiday Monday’s opponents, Manager, Spencer Day said: “We didn’t play well against Ashford at Home. I think their position in the League table quite sums it up – they’re quite hit and miss.

“They thumped Kempston after we played them last week, 3-1. They can be very good and I think it’s fair to say; when you’re sitting mid-table they can have their off-days.

On his team, Day added: “It’s difficult to keep them motivated, we’re doing it. We’re on a great run. However, it is trying to keep everybody fit and in-form – it’s not easy.

“We’ll go there and try and be positive and win the game. It’s a big game for them. We know we’ve got a coach of fans going, it’s Bank Holiday, we’re on a great run and we want to keep winning.

“We just want to keep the momentum going, whilst keeping everybody fit.”

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Jamie Cureton scored the winner last time out with his ninth Farnborough goal

Ashford Town

Ben Murray’s side are positioned 12th in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central, currently on 53 points from 40 games.

Ashford Town had to come from behind twice to snatch a point in a 2-2 draw with Aylesbury on Saturday, thanks to goals from Mark Bitmead and Max Herbert.

The Tangerines took the lead in the League meeting at the start of the year through a Kamaron English strike but Farnborough recovered to win 2-1 at The Rushmoor Community Stadium.

Ashford Town (last time out vs Aylesbury): Tyler Tobin (gk), Bayley Mummery, Alex Fisher, Scott Weight, Russell Canderton (Capt), Romario Jonas, Mark Bitmead, Max Herbert, Dan Fleming, Dylan Duby, Jack Beadle; Tom Brunton, Max Webb and Joe Green.

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Bayley Mummery and Nic Ciardini give chase in the earlier meeting in January

Match Officials

Monday’s Referee is Conor Griffin (Hanwell) and his Assistants are Neo Neophytou (Rickmansworth) and Panos Fellas (Bushey).

Match Information

Date: Monday 17 April 2017

Kick Off: 3pm

Competition: Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central 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 £9
  • Student (with Student card)/Jobseekers (with appropriate evidence)/OAPS (aged 65 and over) £5
  • Under 16’s FREE, when accompanied by an Adult paying either full or reduced price, otherwise £2.

This fixture has been selected as a Charity day in aid of and organisation that is very close to the hearts at Ashford Town FC – HASAG Charity. There will be representatives from the Charity onsite throughout the day and any donations are gratefully received.

Supporters Coach to Ashford Town

Seats are still available on the Supporters Coach to Ashford Town, priced at £10 per person.

To book a seat, please email Gary Thornton at: gary_thornton111@yahoo.co.uk

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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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