Farnborough travel to League Two outfit Sutton United to play in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in the Club’s history.
Farnborough head into their first ever game at this stage of the FA Cup off the back of a 2-1 win over Oxford City, which stretched their unbeaten run to seven games. The win continued Farnborough’s steady rise up The Vanarama National League South table, jumping up to 17th.
Selim Saied, who recently signed his first professional contract with the club, has been on top form in the FA Cup this season, scoring twice against Biggleswade Town in the final Qualifying Round.
Striker Hisham Kasimu also scored in the previous round against Biggleswade Town, and he will be hoping to continue his goalscoring form after his brace against Oxford City over the weekend.
Manager Spencer Day is aware that his side are “massive underdogs” against Sutton United, who narrowly missed out on the Play-Off’s last season.
Day went on to say that despite the challenge Farnborough face against Sutton United, they have still had a “fabulous FA Cup run” and that the team “will give it absolutely everything we’ve got.”
Sutton United are currently 17th in League Two after a fairly tough start to the season. They are currently without a win in four and suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Stockport County in their most recent fixture. Farnborough could hopefully look to take advantage of and extend their own unbeaten run to eight games.
Manager Matt Gray was appointed in 2019 replacing former Manager Paul Doswell. After taking over the side he got them promoted to League Two as champions of The Vanarama National League and took his side to Wembley in the Papa John’s Trophy final last season.
In the five most recent meetings between the two sides, Sutton United have won four and one draw. Farnborough’s last win over Sutton United came in 2013, a 1-0 away win.
A tough game ahead, let’s keep this magic run going. Come on Farnborough!