Four months on from their most recent visit to the Melbourne Community Stadium, Boro will return to the Essex on the opening day to take on Robbie Simpson’s Chelmsford City.

Farnborough’s first home game sees the visit of Eastbourne Borough to Cherrywood Road a week later on Saturday 12 August, followed by a midweek clash with Hemel Hempstead Town.

August Bank Holiday Monday takes us to Devon to play newly-promoted Truro City.

Long-distance midweek trips to new sides Torquay United on Tuesday 5 September and Yeovil Town on Tuesday 14 November have been pencilled into the schedule.

Boxing Day and New Year’s Day sees Boro away and then at home to Hampshire rivals Havant & Waterlooville.

The final home game of the season for Spencer Day’s men is against Taunton Town on Saturday 13 April.

The season is set to come to a close on Saturday 20 April, when Farnborough head down to Weymouth on the final day.

Speaking this afternoon, Boro boss Spencer Day gave his reaction:

“I find it nothing short of scandalous that it can be correct we have been given away Tuesday nights to Torquay, Yeovil, Chippenham, Worthing and big possibility of Taunton, due to the FA Cup. Truro away on August Bank Holiday, might as well leave now!

“There are so many clubs in the south west, yet we are given this. It’s insane in this day and age of costs, with only Torquay – a full-time club – coming to us on a Tuesday, as well as Worthing.

“Our fans, I’m sure, would have looked forward to going to Torquay and Yeovil in particular, but just not enough thought and checking has gone into it, which just isn’t good enough at this level.”

“Away on Non-League Day yet again, we’ve never had one at home and seen a number of other clubs fixtures and we really have the butt end yet again.

“Nothing will happen about it of course but sick of staying quiet. One or two long distance I get as that’s the nature, but this is ridiculous.”