Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 537 Tue 18 April Saunders Transport Community Stadium
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It’s another crucial match-up in The Vanarama National League South this weekend as Farnborough look to do the League double over Worthing at the Easy As HGV Stadium.

The previous game between the two sides was a close encounter, with Boro snatching away all three points right at the end thanks to a 90th minute winner from Jonathon Page.

Farnborough managed to climb up into the Play-Off places in midweek as they battled back from behind to beat Concord Rangers 2-1 thanks to a last-gasp winner from Ricky Holmes.

The win put Boro one place above Worthing in the table, but the sides are only separated on goal difference, with a win this weekend going a long way for either side to really push on for a spot in the Play-Offs.

The Yellows have managed to dig really deep in the past week, winning three on the bounce after a difficult run of games. Heading into the final month of the season, they must keep battling on with a tough run of games coming up starting with Adam Hinshelwood’s Worthing.

The Mackerel Men have been on a difficult run of late, winning just three of their previous 10 matches. Saturday’s visitors had not won in five before their previous fixture, where they came from behind to beat Havant & Waterlooville 3-2 with goals from Davide Rodari, Ollie Pearce and Kane Wills.

Looking ahead to the Worthing challenge, Boro boss Spencer Day spoke very highly of the opposition: “[Worthing are a] fantastic team. We had a really good game at their place. Obviously, to say they’re two different surfaces is an understatement. At the moment, this pitch is totally saturated, so we’ve got to keep our fingers crossed that the game will be on.

“Of course, we’re looking forward to it. These are the big games you want to be in. We’ve got these such vital games in April.

“Worthing are a fabulous passing team, but we can’t worry about them. We’ve got to play our game. We’ve been very successful, all season, by playing our game, our style and our shape, and our patterns and we’ve got to impose that on them and let them worry about us.”

Despite recent dip, Worthing have been excellent away from home this season, collecting 31 of their 63 points on their travels. However, Hinshelwood’s men have not picked up a win on the road since the end of January, when they beat Dover Athletic 3-0.

The fixtures aren’t getting easier as we head into the final month of the season. Let’s keep this winning run alive. Come on Farnborough!