Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 667 Sat 22 April Saunders Transport Community Stadium
  • Bloomfield (7')
  • Holmes (40')
  • Saied (71')

Farnborough return to action this weekend, as struggling Dover Athletic make the long trip to the Easy As HGV Stadium.

It was a tough result last time out for Boro, as they lost 0-1 at home to Play-Off rivals Worthing, despite dominating proceedings.

Saturday’s visitors also had a difficult time in their previous game, losing 0-1 away at relegation-threatened Concord Rangers.

The Whites have just one win in their previous 10 games, a run that has seen them drop to 20th in The Vanarama National League South, although they are nearly safe from the drop, eight points ahead of Cheshunt who have three games to go.

Farnborough have also had a difficult time as of late, losing their last four games, which has made clinching a place in this season’s play-offs nearly impossible, sitting eight points outside with three games to go.

After the Worthing defeat in midweek, Boro boss Spencer Day provided an update on the injury list: “It’s relentless. Jordan [Norville-Williams], it’s not as bad as first thought, but will he play again this season? It’s touch and go.”

“John [Oyenuga] keeps failing the protocols, again, we will reassess that on the protocols, about whether he’s able to play on Saturday. He’s been training, he’s been playing, but anything he feels he fails the protocol.”

“Honestly, it’s relentless. I’ve never known anything like it to all happen at the key moment in the season, which is obviously very unfortunate. Obviously, we’ve picked up two [Chike Kandi and Ollie Robinson], plus Ricky [Holmes] potentially tonight.”

Saturday’s game sees Mitch Brundle return to Farnborough as Manager, after he replaced Andy Hessenthaler in the Dover Athletic hotseat back in January, making him the youngest Manager in the history of English football. Brundle played 14 times for The Yellows last season, helping Boro to promotion back to Step Three.

The previous game between the two sides ended 1-1, with Reggie Young making it 1-0 in the 14th minute, before Alfie Pavey equalised from the penalty spot midway through the second half.

Let’s hope for a good start to the end of the season. Come on Farnborough!