Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 720 Sat 26 August Saunders Transport Community Stadium
  • Pavey (19')
  • Cullen (59')
  • Upward (63')

Farnborough return to the Saunders Transport Community Stadium this weekend as they take on newly-promoted Weston-super-Mare.

Last time out, Boro snatched a point away at Dartford. A penalty from Alfie Pavey deep into stoppage time ensured The Yellows didn’t leave Princes Park empty-handed.

The draw means that Farnborough are now unbeaten in three games. However, they sit 16th in The Vanarama National League South table with five points.

Opponents Weston-super-Mare lost their first game of the season last week; a 0-3 home defeat to Slough Town put an end to a three-game winning run for The Seagulls, which included an impressive 6-2 away win over Bath City.

Despite defeat last weekend, Scott Bartlett’s men still sit third in The Vanarama National League South standings in what has been a very impressive start for the current Southern League Premier South Champions.

Boro cheif Spencer Day had this to say about his side’s next fixture: “Every game we’re in has been incredibly tight – and if you’re not on it you can lose.

“We have a really good group here, and we need to be better. I just want to focus on ourselves. I said it is the real positive, we’ve got so much more to give, but we need to get there quicker because it’s very, very frustrating.”

It has been a difficult start to the season for Boro in terms of injuries, and the list grew even larger during the trip to Dartford. Reggie Young was subbed off midway through the first half with an injury, just adding to what has been a very difficult 2023 for The Yellows in terms of injury setbacks.

The last time these sides faced each other was in Farnborough’s promotion season back in 2021/22. Both games ended in score draws. Spencer Day’s side left it until the fifth minute of added time to take a point from The Optima Stadium with a 2-2 draw, while the game in Hampshire ended 1-1.

The last time Boro got a win over The Seagulls was a 3-1 away win back in 2019, with goals coming from Reggie Young, Seth Owens and Andrew Sealy-Harris.

Let’s get this August Bank Holiday Weekend started with a win. Come on Farnborough!