Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 725 Sat 22 October Crabble Athletic Ground
  • Pavey (60')
  • Young (14')

Farnborough head to mid-table Dover Athletic as they look to build on an emphatic win in the FA Cup.

Boro hammered seven past Biggleswade Town to qualify for the first round of the FA Cup. Giving them back-to-back wins in all competitions after a 2-1 win away at Worthing.

They’ve hit this form just in time as there are eight games in the next 24 days so taking the back-to-back wins into the next stretch of games is vital.

Boro currently sit 19th in the league after rising from 21st thanks to the away win over Worthing who were fifth in the table at the time.

The Whites are unbeaten in their last four in the League and are currently sit tenth in The National League South.

Dover Athletic’s home form had been a bit patchy with two wins and two losses before back-to-back convincing wins over Braintree Town and Slough Town helped see them rise up the table.

Meanwhile two of Boro’s three League wins this season have come away from home and with the form that the side have seen over the past week they will look to add a third, despite the tough opposition.

Midfielder Selim Saied will be looking to continue his goalscoring form after scoring three in his last two, including a brace in last weekend’s emphatic win over Biggleswade Town last time out.

Top goalscorer Hisham Kasimu will also hope to add to his tally this weekend, the striker has scored four goals in all competitions, most recently finding the back of the net in that 7-0 win in the FA Cup.

This is the first meeting between the two sides in over ten years. The last game being an FA Cup Replay, after the first match finished as a 1-1 draw, Dover Athletic won 5-0 at home in the Replay fixture.

Dover Athletic Manager Andy Hessenthaler is a name some may be familiar with as he was a key player for Watford during the 1990s, where he played over 150 times for the then Division One (Championship) side. He is in his second stint with Dover Athletic after being a Player-Manager for the side between 2007-2010, just missing out on the two sides last meeting in the FA Cup.

To all the supporters travelling to Dover, enjoy the match. Come on Farnborough!