Farnborough take a break from League action to welcome Steve Claridge’s Salisbury in The Emirates FA Cup First Round Qualifying.
Boro’ suffered back-to-back defeats at the end of August, losing to two expected Play-Off contenders.
A controversial late goal saw ten men Farnborough beaten 1-2 at Home by Slough Town on Bank Holiday Monday, after losing 0-3 at Merthyr Town last Saturday.
Some players from Marc Wardley’s Academy side are expected to be drafted for the Emirates FA Cup tie, with a maximum of seven substitutes allowed.
Following a Home defeat to Slough Town at the start of the week, Manager, Spencer Day said: “I said to the lads today before the game, we’ve conceded one goal with eleven men on the pitch (before today) this Season, up until today. So it tells the story.
“We’re our own worst enemies sometimes – red cards not always other peoples fault.
“What a great bunch in there and they’ve shown that. We will try and get a few lads fit for Saturday.
“It’s going to be very difficult for Saturday – it’s probably too soon. We’re probably two to three weeks out before we can get these lads back. They’re all desperate to play.
“We’ve just got to keep going. We’re very close. We know it’s a step up but we’re very, very competitive.”
Farnborough last time out (vs Slough Town): Luke Cairney (gk), James Hammond, Nick Hutchings, Jake Evans, Josh Huggins (Capt), Keith Emmerson, Glen Southam, Connor Calcutt, Jamie Cureton, Perry Coles, Nic Ciardini, Dan Walker, Matt Bunyan, Chris Regis, Matt Roberts and Aiden Upward (gk).
Last five results:
St Neots Town 0-1 Farnborough
Farnborough 0-1 Royston Town
Farnborough 1-3 Redditch United
Merthyr Town 3-0 Farnborough
Farnborough 1-2 Slough Town.
Perry Coles has scored twice in Farnborough’s last two Home games
The Whites are currently members of the Evo-Stik League South West Division, having lost last Seasons Play-Off Final after finishing runners up to Hereford.
Steve Claridge’s side won their Bank Holiday game at the start of the week, beating AFC Totton 2-0 in front of a crowd of 675 at The Raymond McEnhill Stadium.
Former Poole Town frontman, Marvin Brooks netted a goal in each half as Salisbury won their second League game of the Season.
Speaking to www.salisburyfc.co.uk ahead of his sides next game, Mangaer Steve Claridge said: “Next Saturday comes with a different challenge and it is unfortunate that barring a miracle we will be without the services of Kane O’Keefe.
“In spite of more forced changes I would like to think that with whatever side we are able to field we will be in with a good chance, as is nearly always the case in cup competitions.
“Although we are away from home I’m sure that the team will give a good account of themselves against Farnborough who have not been having the best of times in the league.
“If a positive result cannot be achieved on Saturday then a draw would mean a replay here at the Ray Mac, Tuesday 5th September. In the first game your support is vital, and you may be able to play a big part in ensuring that there is no game, for the right reasons, on the following Tuesday!”
Salisbury last time out (vs AFC Totton): Charlie Searle (gk), George Colson, Elliot Wheeler, Thomas Whelan, Rhys Baggridge, Jake Wannell, Lewis Benson, Sam Roberts, Kane O’Keefe, Marvin Brooks, Daniel Young; Stuart Green, Claudio Herbert, Eddie Perrett, Flavio Tavares and Sommerton.
Last five results:
Mangotsfield United 0-5 Salisbury
Paulton Rovers 2-2 Salisbury
Salisbury 3-2 Fareham Town (Emirates FA Cup)
North Leigh 2-1 Salisbury
Salisbury 2-0 AFC Totton.
The Whites are managed by former Football League striker, Steve Claridge
Saturday’s Referee is Daniel Flynn (Bristol) and his Assistants are Nigel Fisher (Trowbridge) and Darron Gay (Radstock).
Date: Saturday 2 September 2017
Kick Off: 3pm
Competition: Evo-Stik League South Premier Fixture
Stadium Address: Farnborough Football Club, The Rushmoor Community Stadium, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8UD.
Admission prices for both Home and Away supporters are:
- Adult £12
- Concession (Over 60 or disabled) £10
- 16-21 year old £6
- Under 16s £3 (Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible Adult)
- Army members
- Car Park £2
- Match Day Programme £2
View our Match Day Timetable here.
Please invite your family and friends along!
- The Cherrywood Bar will be open from 12 Noon and the Turnstiles will open at 1pm.
- The Club Shop will open from 2pm, selling new Home Shirts, Match Day Programmes and much more!
- Join the Facebook Event here.
- Tickets can be purchased in advance online here.
New to The Rushmoor Community Stadium? Find out more ahead of your visit to Cherrywood Road by reading here.
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