At the end of a rollercoaster week on and off the pitch, Farnborough travel to the RAW Charging Stadium to take on Oxford City in what could be a pivotal clash in the chase for the Play-Offs.
Despite still being in the running for the Play-Offs due to the games in hand, Boro dropped to 11th in the table in midweek despite taking points away from League leaders Ebbsfleet United in the dying seconds of the match.
In Oxford City’s previous match they drew 0-0 to 2nd placed Dartford. The result was their second consecutive draw but saw them rise above Havant & Waterlooville into third.
Farnborough ran out 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture back in October, thanks to a first half brace from Hisham Kasimu, before Jayden Carbon pulled one back for The Hoops.
Oxford City’s unbeaten record in 2023 has really seen them consolidate their Play-Off spot as they have six wins and four draws since the turn of the year. Their last defeat coming to Slough Town on Boxing Day.
Unfortunately, Farnborough will be without key players Mason Bloomfield and John Oyenuga who both suffered hamstring injuries in the draw against Ebbsfleet United.
Speaking ahead of the game, Spencer Day showed his concern for his squad: “At the moment, I’m just thinking who is going to play? We had to change the system because of injuries. We’re going to have a really long hard think, do our homework and prepare for literally the form team in the division.
The Boro boss also announced that he had cancelled training and instead changed it to a physio session, due to the squad being very small and the number of injuries being a concern, especially with a difficult run in for the rest of the season.
It was also announced midweek that Hampshire Senior Cup holders Farnborough had been thrown out of the competition for very obscure reasons, just adding to what is already a difficult time for the squad.
Let’s hope to put all this disappointment behind us and return to winning ways. Come on Farnborough!