Déja vu: Second consecutive 1-0 win for Boro’

For the second week running, a solitary Eddie Smith goal was enough to see Farnborough over the line with three points against another one of the League’s strugglers.

Farnborough started the game bright and on the front-foot with Ciardini having an early shot saved by Pedrycz.

Approaching the ten minute mark, Coles let fly from 20 yards out but his strike was off-target.

On 20 minutes, Farnborough made the breakthrough with Eddie Smith dispatching a Penalty into the bottom right-hand corner after John Oyenuga was fouled inside the Arlesey Town box. Arlesey Town 0-1 Farnborough.

Approximately five minutes later, good build up play from the visitors saw an eventual Ciardini effort tipped over the bar by Pedrycz.

Strike-trio, Dennis Oli, Eddie Smith and Perry Coles all missed chances just before the break as Farnborough had to settle for a single-goal advantage at Half Time.

HALF TIME: Arlesey Town 0-1 Farnborough

Pedrycz had to be alert in the Arlesey Town goal to deny Dennis Oli with a great save on 52 minutes.

An outstanding save from Pedrycz prevented Eddie Smith from doubling his tally on 63 minutes.

Two minutes later, Arlesey Town registered their first shot on target with a tame effort trickling through to the untroubled Bufton.

Farnborough made their first substitution of the game on 72 minutes with new signing, Pat Cox replacing Dennis Oli up-front.

Academy regular, Jordan Goater took the place of Perry Coles with just minutes of the game remaining.

FULL TIME: Arlesey Town 0-1 Farnborough

At times it wasn’t pretty but most-importantly, Farnborough return to Hampshire with three more crucial points on the board as Spencer Day’s side look to secure a Play-Off place in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central.

Speaking after the victory over Arlesey Town, Farnborough Manager, Spencer Day said: “I thought we put on a very professional performance on the difficult pitch today.

“I know the score line was only one nil but we were in almost complete control throughout most of the game until the dying moments when obviously the home side gambled on throwing men forward but Aaron [Bufton] didn’t have a decent save to make in the whole game.

“The first half was particularly pleasing and I was just frustrated that we hadnt scored more goals that our play deserved. The second half was similar with their keeper making two or three great saves but as we didn’t finish the game off we gave them a ‘boxers chance’ of stealing a point and too their credit they worked hard to match us without causing much alarm.

“Considering we only had 13 players available with the loss of [Sam] Pearce and Ethan [Allen] on the morning of the game I was very pleased, especially with returning John Oyenuga and of course introducing [Pat] ‘Coxy’ to the club

“It was a very professional performance that was in sharp contrast to last weeks match despite the same end score-line.

“We now look forward to a massive game against promotion-pushing Marlow at home next Saturday and we are hopeful we will have a larger squad to choose from.”


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