Farnborough bag a first Away win of 2017
Boro’ recorded their first win on the road of 2017 with a 3-1 victory over an Uxbridge side lying-low in the Table.
Following a rocky start to the game for both sides, the hosts took full advantage by opening up the Farnborough defence. Thomas was fed the ball down the left he squared the ball from inside the box to Matty Woods who tapped into an empty net on 17 minutes. Uxbridge 1-0 Farnborough.
Just minutes later, Uxbridge came close to doubling their lead as a Manul cross into the box was just missed by Carter.
At the other end, Smith had a Penalty appeal from near the six-yard box turned down by the Referee, however, Farnborough managed to pull a goal back from open-play on 22 minutes.
Farnborough won possession inside the Uxbridge half and switched play to the left where Nic Ciardini ran on to a through ball and nestled a strike into the far corner past the diving McCarthy. Uxbridge 1-1 Farnborough.
Three minutes later, Oli collected a pass inside the box from Coles but before he could do anything, Davies-Coker came in from behind with a sliding tackle, but the Referee deemed that he won the ball.
After a lot of pressure on the Uxbridge box, Farnborough took the lead for the first time in the game as a short clearance fell to Jack Barton who lashed the ball home from distance on 33 minutes. Uxbridge 1-2 Farnborough.
A few minutes before Half Time, Woods got in behind the Farnborough defence but Huggins made a crucial recovery inside the box to block his shot which deflected out for a corner.
HALF TIME: Uxbridge 1-2 Farnborough
Five minutes in to the Second Half and Farnborough were applying most of the pressure inside the Uxbridge half.
A Farnborough attack saw Ciardini play Emmerson who picked out Oli inside the box who had his shot turned around the post by McCarthy for what should have been a corner… only for the Referee to award a goal-kick.
A few minutes later, McCarthy wasn’t majorly troubled by a towering Pearce header at the back post after a deep cross from Emmerson.
Ciardini received the first booking of the game for bringing down the lively Manul inside the Uxbridge half as the hosts looked to break after Farnborough lost possession.
Just a few minutes later, Ciardini was fouled just outside the Uxbridge box and Pearce’s resulting free-kick struck the frame of the crossbar and the hosts cleared the rebound.
Barton was the next Farnborough recipient of a booking, bringing down the pacey Manul inside the Uxbridge half after a Farnborough attack broke down.
When Uxbridge did attack, they were denied by the strong Farnborough defence that were winning many tackles and aer ialduels.
Warner was booked for a late challenge on a Farnborough player just inside the Uxbridge half.
From a Farnborough corner, an Uxbridge defender missed his header and Huggins’ flick-on was turned goalbound by Oli but McCarthy made a terrific reaction save from close range.
Farnborough mounted another attack as Ciardini picked up the ball in midfield, drove forwards and had a right-footed shot pushed away by the busy McCarthy.
Uxbridge left-back, Andrew Dean – who was having an impressive game – was forced off through injury following a nasty-looking clash of heads with one of his fellow team-mates.
Boro’ Manager, Spencer Day, made his first substitution of the game on 71 minutes with John Oyenuga taking the place of Dennis Oli.
On 79 minutes, Farnborough finally got the killer third as Perry Coles steered the ball into the bottom right corner from just inside the box with his thirteenth goal of the Season. Uxbridge 1-3 Farnborough.
Coles’ goal was just seconds before Smith went down under a tackle from behind inside the Uxbridge box but the Referee waved away Farnborough Penalty appeals.
Academy youngster, Jordan Goater replaced Captain, CJ Fearn on 84 minutes.
Sam Shaban came on for Eddie Smith on 87 minutes in Farnborough’s third and final substitution of the game.
Uxbridge had the ball in the back of the next near the 90 minute mark but Bailey was adjudged to have been offside and the goal was ruled out.
Farnborough saw the game out with a succession of corners but couldn’t add to the scoreline.
The Yellows recorded their second consecutive 3-1 win ahead of next Saturday’s Home game with 20th placed Aylesbury.
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