Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 1741 Tue 5 September Plainmoor
Torquay Utd
  • Jarvis (39', 90')
  • Ash (69')

Farnborough are back on the road on Tuesday night as they travel to Plainmoor to take on Torquay United.

It was an impressive return to winning ways for Boro in the last match against Hampton & Richmond Borough. Goals from Alfie Pavey and Ricky Holmes gave The Yellows a glorious 3-1 home win. The win lifted Spencer Day’s men into eighth place in The Vanarama National League South table, just one point adrift of the Play-Off places.

Torquay United had a difficult outing at the weekend, losing 2-1 away at newly-promoted Aveley, bringing an end to their four game winning run. The defeat left Gary Johnson’s side in sixth position on 13 points, two points ahead of Farnborough.

Speaking after Saturday’s win, Boro boss Spencer Day had this to say about the long trip to Devon: “We’ve got to learn our lessons from last week’s turnaround. We’ve got to be better against a side that’s everybody’s favourite to win the league.”

“We know it’s going to be very tough. They’re a full-time side, it’s nearly their whole National League side that’s come back to the South.”

“We’ll give it absolutely everything that’s for sure. Let’s be better than we were last week on the long journey and see if we can upset some people.”

Boro and The Gulls have only met twice before. Both fixtures took place during the second round of the 1991/92 FA Cup campaign, back when Farnborough were known as Farnborough Town.

The first tie was a 1-1 draw played out at Torquay United, while the game in Hampshire ended in a 4-3 victory for Farnborough Town to send them through to the third round of the competition to take on West Ham United.

A tough trip awaits. Let’s go there and get a result. Come on Farnborough!