Farnborough travel to The Hillgrounds Stadium on Tuesday evening to contest with Play-Off chasing, Kempston Rovers.
A solitary Perry Coles strike – his 16th Farnborough goal of the Season – helped Boro’ to a 1-0 Home win over a mid-table Aylesbury United side at the weekend.
The Yellows made do without Captain, CJ Fearn and striker, Dennis Oli also came off during the First Half as the pair suffered respective injuries.
Speaking ahead of this weeks two trips to Bedfordshire, Manager, Spencer Day said: “We put Kempston and Barton in the same category really – they’re two very long journeys. They’ve got to win but the key to us is that they’re both Play-Off possible opponents.
“There will be a huge amount on the games for them. They’ll be very physical. I’m not sure the quality level will be that great because so much means in for them and we’d like to put a marker down.
“Ultimately it doesn’t really matter because we’re getting towards the end of the Season but I’d much rather be playing them at the end of the month – hopefully on 1st May – having beaten them.”
“Kempston – they’re on a crest of away from last year. They’ve done incredibly well. They’re very direct and they’ll want a punch-up with us.
“We need to make sure that on a long away journey; that we’re up for it and it’s difficult on a Tuesday night with players. We’ve got some knocks aswell, we’re not risking anybody.
“Tough challenges. We’re looking forward to it of course. We’ve got a great bunch at the moment, the attitude is fantastic. We’ll embrace it and go on.”
Farnborough last time out (vs Aylesbury United): Zaki Oualah (gk), John Oyenuga, Keith Emmerson, Josh Huggins, Curtis Osano, Sam Pearce (Capt), Scott Donnelly, Pat Cox, Perry Coles, Dennis Oli, Nic Ciardini; Jack Barton, Ethan Allen, Jamie Cureton, Jordan Graham and Aaron Bufton (gk).
Farnborough recorded a 25th League victory of the Season at the weekend
Led by Joint-Managers, Jimmy Stoyles and Gary Flinn, The Walnuts are currently enjoying a seven game unbeaten run in the League, taking 15 points from a possible 21.
Kempston Rovers won their 18th League game of the Season on Saturday with goals from Jake Newman and Jamaine Ivy settling a 2-1 Home victory over Uxbridge.
The Bedfordshire outfit lost 2-3 Away to Farnborough in the earlier League meeting, despite two late goals from departed striker, Danny Watson and Sam Johnson.
Kempston Rovers last time out (vs Uxbridge): Martin Conway (gk), Munahe Sundire, Michael Lyon, Robbie Goodman, Seb Simpson, Grant Fryer, Luke Heneghan, Sam Macrae, Jamaine Ivy (Capt), Shane Bush, Sam Johnson; Jake Newman, Ben Shepherd, Ash Fuller, George Boland and Alex Stoyles.
Kempston Rovers narrowly lost 2-3 at Farnborough in October last year
Tuesday’s Referee is Daniel Hanna (Peterborough) and his Assistants are Sam Anderson (Wellingborough) and Shaun Barry (Northampton).
Date: Tuesday 4 April 2017
Kick Off: 7:45pm
Competition: Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central Fixture
Stadium Address: Kempston Rovers Football Club, Hillgrounds Stadium, Hillgrounds Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK42 8SZ.
Admission prices for both Home and Away supporters are:
- Adult £8
- Concession (OAP’s/Students) £4
- Under 16’s £1.
- Match Day Programme £1
By Car: Kempston is located just off the A6 and A421, and only 10 miles from the M1 and A1. Parking is a plenty in the car park just outside the ground. The turning into the ground is just after Kempston Pool.
By Train: The nearest rail station is Bedford St Johns, which is a 30 minute walk from the ground. However, trains only run once an hour to this station from Bedford and Bletchley. It is recommended to get a train to Bedford, then catch the #1 bus to Kempston which is about a 5 minute journey, or 40 minute walk if you’re feeling fit.
The Ground has one covered side, which has the choice of seating or standing.
The Bar is located in this stand, and serves food and drink throughout the day. The Bar has a pool table and a fruit machine for visitors to play on.
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