Farnborough take their 11 game unbeaten run away to Hampton & Richmond Borough in the Second Round Proper of the FA Trophy.
Boro are coming off another 0-0 draw on a Tuesday night, the second in a row after getting big wins on the Saturday prior. That being said, the unbeaten streak is still yet to be broken and now stretches over an incredible 11 games.
Now Spencer Day’s side must turn their attention to another cup competition as they travel to Hampton & Richmond Borough who are 16th and one place below Boro in The Vanarama National League South table.
The FA Trophy didn’t go too well for The Yellows last season as they were knocked out in the Second Round Proper, a 1-4 defeat to Kingstonian. Boro will be hoping they don’t fall at the same hurdle this season.
When looking ahead to the game, Spencer Day said “I think there’ll be some rotation” as the games have been coming thick and fast and that this competition “can’t be our biggest priority but we don’t want to give up the unbeaten run.”
Day was also full of praise for Hampton & Richmond boss Gary McCann saying that “he’s very experienced” and “he’s always got strong sides, well drilled.”
Hampton & Richmond Borough are coming off an excellent 2-0 away win against 4th placed Chelmsford City at the weekend, a win that ended a four game losing streak for the side.
Just like Farnborough, Hampton & Richmond Borough also went out in the Second Round Proper of the FA Trophy, as they lost 1-0 away at Plymouth Parkway.
Farnborough have not beaten Hampton & Richmond Borough in 12 years when they beat them 4-0 away and 2-0 at home in the 2010/11 season. Since those games, there has been one draw and three defeats for Farnborough, the most recent meeting ending in a 3-0 home defeat back in April 2016.
Let’s get another Cup run going, come on Farnborough!