Boro defeated by The Reds

Redditch United inflicted a second consecutive Home defeat on Farnborough at the weekend, capping a disappointing week on the pitch for Boro’.

Spencer Day’s side were slow out of the blocks in the First Half and were somewhat fortune not to concede earlier than when they eventually did.

Redditch United’s first chance of the game arrived when Nathan Fox skipped down the left and crossed for Thanoj who glanced his header wide.

Pendley headed over the bar at the back post from Jackman’s cross from the right after Aspostolopoulos recycled the ball from a partially-cleared corner.

Farnborough’s best chance of the First Half came when Regis controlled Hutchings’ clearance and exquisitely set Coles into the Redditch United box. The Home striker shot across goal from just inside the box but Ethan Ross got down low and superbly diverted the ball away.

After Fearn broke into the Redditch United box he pulled the ball back to Regis whose first-time shot was blocked by Aspostolopoulos and Emmerson struck the rebound over the bar.

When Mukendi was fed possession on the edge of the Farnborough box he eventually set Rosser whose cross from the right of the box was just missed by Thanoj who slide in at the back post.

Farnborough Captain, Huggins headed over the bar from a Ciardini corner from the right.

Ciardini then had a left-footed shot from distance held by Ross after the Farnborough number eleven linked-up with Coles on the right.

Mukendi was proving to be a handful for the Farnborough back-line and after he got to just outside the edge of the box, Saville’s tackle was picked up by Thanoj who crossed for the Redditch United number 9 who volleyed wide at the back post.

Disaster struck for the hosts on the stroke of Half Time as Huggins was pressured by Angus when in possession and his loose pass allowed Da Veiga Monteiro the chance to run through on the Farnborough goal. Liam Stone brought down the Redditch United man outside the box and was shown a straight red card, even though Ciardini got behind his goalkeeper to cover.

Striker, Cureton was gracefully sacrificed for Farnborough, allowing substitute goalkeeper Luke Cairney to take his place between the sticks.

With a short run-up, Andi Thanoj stepped up and curled the resulting free-kick into the bottom right corner to give his side the lead on the stroke of Half Time. Farnborough 0-1 Redditch United.

HALF TIME: Farnborough 0-1 Redditch United

Farnborough Manager, Spencer Day was forced into another change at Half Time with defender, Jack Saville forced off after picking up an injury mid-way through the first 45.

Mailancol vollyed over the bar at the second time of asking after a block from Fearn, after good build-up play involving Angus, Pendley and Aspostolopoulos who crossed the ball.

Oyenuga charged down the right after getting away from Fox and his pull-back found Regis but Pendley reacted quickly and blocked the Farnborough midfielders shot.

Ciardini put a left-foot volley high over the bar after Regis’ shot from just outside the box was blocked.

Redditch United hit Farnborough on the counter attack to double their lead on the hour mark as a clever move from right-back to the left-wing saw Dior Angus cut inside of Fearn and his deflected shot looped over Cairney and into the net. Farnborough 0-2 Redditch United.

Angus broke the offside trap down the left and his cross made its way to Thanoj who lashed his left-footed volley wide from six yards out.

Barton picked out Coles inside the Redditch United box and the Farnborough striker put a low ball across the goal-mouth but Rosser did enough to stop Hutchings getting a strong connection at the back post.

Hutchings was allowed to travel forwards down the left and he picked out Regis inside the box but his low effort was saved by Ross’ left-boot.

Angus broke free down the left once again and after taking a heavy touch he was surprised to find that Cairney didn’t come out until late but the Redditch United striker’s shot was straight at the goalkeeper.

A minute before the 90 minute mark, Hutchings exchanged passes with Ciardini on the left and the latters low cross from inside the box was slotted home by Perry Coles who got off the mark for the Season but also injured himself in the process. Farnborough 1-2 Redditch United.

Farnborough went in search of an equaliser and Coles set Ciardini who dribbled into the right channel of the box but he blasted high over the bar with his weaker right-foot.

With Farnborough throwing bodies forward, a Redditch United headed clearance bounced over the halfway line where two substitutes combined to seal the win. Johnson headed the ball on to Spencer Weir-Daley who slotted the ball under Cairney from inside the box when one-on-one. Farnborough 1-3 Redditch United.

FULL TIME: Farnborough 1-3 Redditch United

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