A long trip to Wales awaits Spencer Day’s side at the start of a busy weekend as Farnborough visit promotion candidates, Merthyr Town in the Evo-Stik League South Premier.
Boro’ face a tough challenge on Saturday making a 150 mile journey (each way) to Wales, before a quick turnaround sees Merthyr Town’s fellow promotion contenders, Slough Town visit The Rushmoor Community Stadium on Monday afternoon.
Last weekend, The Yellows suffered a second consecutive loss in the League, crashing to a 1-3 Home defeat to Redditch United.
It will be a touch-and-go decision on some players for Manager Spencer Day, who is having to deal with a number of injuries to his squad members.
Speaking on the upcoming weekend, Manager Spencer Day said: “We’ve got a very long trip followed by a ridiculous turn-around. We’ll embrace it as two very big games.
“Two Play-Off sides up next. It’s not getting any easier and we really are bare bones.”
On Merthyr: “They had the best Home record in the League [last Season]. It’s an artificial pitch – unfortunately we haven’t managed to train on one.
“We’ll get them in this week, we’ll have a good look at everybody and set up right for a very difficult long journey on Saturday but we’re going to give it a go. We’re not going to roll over. We’re a really good bunch.”
Farnborough last time out (vs Redditch United): Liam Stone (gk), John Oyenuga, Nick Hutchings, CJ Fearn, Jack Saville, Josh Huggins (Capt), Keith Emmerson, Chris Regis, Jamie Cureton, Perry Coles, Nic Ciardini; Jack Barton, Jake Evans, Ethan Allen, Matt Roberts and Luke Cairney (gk).
Last three League results:
St Neots Town 0-1 Farnborough
Farnborough 0-1 Royston Town
Farnborough 1-3 Redditch United.
Perry Coles opened his Farnborough account for the Season last week
The Martyrs are managed by former player, Gavin Williams and his side finished third in last Seasons Premier Division, subsequently making the Play-Offs but going out in the Semi-Finals on Penalties to Hitchin Town.
Merthyr Town picked up their first three points of the Season with a 6-0 thrashing of Dunstable Town last week. Corey Jenkins (2), Stuart Fleetwood (2), Ashley Evans and Kyle Copp all got on the scoresheet.
Saturday’s hosts bolstered their squad last week with the loan signing of striker Momodou Touray from League Two outfit, Newport County.
Williams’ side are unbeaten in their opening three games and are expected to be pushing for promotion this Season with experienced striker Stuart Fleetwood leading the frontline.
Merthyr Town last time out (vs Dunstable Town): Oliver Davies (gk), Adam Davies, Cameron Pring, Robbie Patten, Jarrad Wright (Capt), Scott Tancock, Corey Jenkins, Eliot Richards, Stuart Fleetwood, Kyle Copp, Kerry Morgan; Jake Bowen, Momodou Touray, Ashley Evans, Ben Watkins and Ian Traylor.
Last three League results:
Merthyr Town 0-0 Hitchin Town
Stratford Town 2-2 Merthyr Town
Dunstable Town 0-6 Merthyr Town.
The 10,000 capacity Pendydarren Park is the largest Stadium in the Southern Premier
Saturday’s Referee is Dale Wootton (Cheltenham) and his Assistants are Darren McMillan (Dursley) and Spencer McNaught (Lydney).
Date: Saturday 26 August 2017
Kick Off: 3pm
Competition: Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central Fixture
Stadium Address: Merthyr Town Football Club, Penydarren Park, Park Terrace, CF47 8RF.
Admission prices for both Home and Away supporters are:
- Adult £10
- Over 65s £8
- Under 16’s £1.
- Merthyr Town FC Offer: All drinks on draught are £2.50 per pint, from 1pm to the end of the night.
Directions to Penydarren Park
FROM SOUTH: Take the M4 (West), crossing into Wales via the Severn Bridge. Leave the M4 at Junction 32 and join the A470 to Merthyr Tydfil. After approx 22 miles at the fourth roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout take first exit and go straight on through two sets of traffic lights. At third set turn left (ground signposted Merthyr Tydfil FC from here). After 50 yards take first right, then first right just after Catholic Church into Park Terrace. The ground is at the end of the road approx. 200 yards on.
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