Farnborough commence the new Evo-Stik League South Premier Season this Saturday at the Premier Plus Stadium against St Neots Town.

Farnborough

Looking to build on last Seasons success, Farnborough begin life back at Step 3 with a tricky test at St Neots Town this weekend.

Spencer Day’s side recovered from a two-goal deficit to rescue a draw (3-3) in a Pre-Season Friendly at Molesey on Tuesday evening, courtesy of late goals from Matt Bunyan and Connor Calcutt.

Boro’ have scored 19 goals over the course of Pre-Season, with the following players all finding the net: Perry Coles (4), Jamie Cureton (3), Connor Calcutt (3), Nic Ciardini (2), Jack Smith (2), Patrik Ruzicka, Ainsley Everett, John Oyenuga, Matt Bunyan and a trialist.

Speaking after Thursday’s training session, Manager Spencer Day said: “Everyone at the club are excited that the competitive action is about to start.

“St Neots away is certainly a tough challenge and they have had an excellent pre-season. We’ve had a horrible last week with injuries but it’s time to band together again and get a result.

“The last 18 months have been excellent overall, we have good momentum and I just want the team to go out and give it everything.”

Farnborough last time out (vs Molesey): Luke Cairney (gk), CJ Fearn (Capt), Nick Hutchings, Chris Regis, Jack Saville, Josh Huggins, Matt Bunyan, Kieron Forbes, Jamie Cureton, Perry Coles, Connor Calcutt, Nic Ciardini; Jack Barton. Ainsley Everett. Ethan Allen, Trialist and Liam Stone (gk).

Pre-Season results:
Fleet Town 0-1 Farnborough
Havant & Waterlooville 2-0 Farnborough
Farnborough 5-0 Hartley Wintney
Farnborough 6-0 Basingstoke Town XI
Ashford Town (Middlesex) 1-3 Farnborough
Winchester City 0-1 Farnborough
Molesey 3-3 Farnborough.

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Captain, CJ Fearn in action during our Pre-Season win at Winchester City

St Neots Town

Saturday’s hosts are managed by Matt Clements and his side finished 19th out of 24 in the Southern League Premier last Season, ending up just a point above the relegation zone.

During May, St Neots Town announced the signings of Luke Knight, Danny Watson and Scott Sinclair, from last Seasons Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central Play-Off Finalists, Barton Rovers.

The Cambridgeshire outfit played nine Friendlies in Pre-Season, winning six and losing three.

In their final Pre-Season run-out, The Saints beat Bedford Town 2-1 on Home turf through goals from Jack Bradshaw and Dylan Williams.

St Neots Town last time out (vs Bedford Town): Mike Emery (gk), Harry O’Malley, Jack Bradshaw, Ryan Horne, Liam McDevitt, Taylor Parr, Scott Sinclair, Michael Hyem, Danny Watson, Dylan Williams, Matt Foy; Will Muzvimbiri, Andrew Williams, Tom Mitchell, Aaron Hiscock, George Holman and Dom Roggero (gk).

Pre-Season results:
St Neots Town 0-1 Cambridge United
Potton United 0-2 St Neots Town
Mildenhall Town 1-0 St Neots Town
St Neots Town 4-2 Stevenage
St Neots Town 1-3 Harlow Town
Histon 1-2 St Neots Town
Ely City 0-7 St Neots Town
St Neots Town 3-1 Mansfield Town XI
St Neots Town 2-1 Bedford Town.

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St Neots Town play at the Premier Plus Stadium (Image credit: SNTFCTV)

Match Officials

Saturday’s Referee is Stuart Cheek (Stevenage) and his Assistants are Laurentiu Hantea (Biggleswade) and Douglas Lawson (Royston).

Match Information

Date: Saturday 12 August 2017

Kick Off: 3pm

Competition: Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central Fixture

Stadium Address: St Neots Town Football Club, Rowley Park, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6SN.

Admission prices for both Home and Away supporters are:

  • Adult £10
  • Concession £7
  • Under 16’s FREE (must be accompanied by an Adult).

Directions to The Premier Plus Stadium

Walking
The quickest way to walk to the ground from the town centre is to head to the Railway Station and use the new Overbridge which is situated at the far end of the ticket office building. For those who can’t navigate a lot of steps, the structure houses a lift on both sides allowing swift acess to the bridge itself. Using this bridge will take you across the track and within 100 yards of the Rowley Park Stadium which you will see to your left, immediately behind the Tesco and other small retail outlets. After crossing and exitting the bridge and the Railway Station complex, follow the footpath towards Kester Way and you will see The Stadium right in front of you.

Public Transport
St Neots train station is on the main Kings Cross to Peterborough First Capital Connect line. Trains leave Kings Cross at 23 minutes past each hour and take about 45 minutes to St Neots. Return trains are at 06 minutes past every hour (confirm before starting your journey).

Parking
There is limited parking available within the Stadium complex which is on a first come basis (restricted parking will be implemented at certain games). We have an overflow car park courtesy of the nearby school and there is also street parking available. (Please respect the residents when street parking).

There is also plenty of parking available at the Railway Station which is accessable via the overbridge. Parking here costs £2.00 for 24 hours at the weekend and is by far the safest place to park around the Ground as 24 hour surveillance is in operation.

Driving
From the A1 take the A428 signposted Cambridge and continue on the A428. You will see a Tesco on your left hand side, at the first roundabout keep on the A428 to the next roundabout and take the first exit on to B1428 Follow to the second roundabout and turn right into Dramsell Rise. Continue right to the top of that road and enter Kester Way. The Ground is then in front of you.

Free Minibus pick-up in St Neots
Want a FREE lift from the Pub to the game? St Neots Town FC will be trialling a FREE Minibus service this Saturday (12 August).

Pick up points are as follows:

Please note that this is a one-way service and you will be expected to make your own arrangements for your trip home after the game.

Further information on The Premier Plus Stadium facilities is available here.

Enjoy the game!


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