Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 735 Sat 28 October Saunders Transport Community Stadium
  • Folivi (36')
  • Maloney (43')
  • Holmes (78')
  • Robinson (81')

Farnborough play their second home game in a row this weekend as Dover Athletic make the journey to Hampshire.

The Yellows were magnificent in midweek, as they put four past Tonbridge Angels. Midfielder Olly Pendlebury gave Boro the lead in the 31st minute with a magnificent free-kick. Michael Folivi doubled the lead just before half-time with a great finish on his left foot. Connor Hall made it three, 10 minutes after the restart. Jernade Meade pulled one back for the visitors in the 73rd minute, but Pendlebury got his second and Farnborough’s fourth with a wonderful finish at a tight angle to give his side a 4-1 victory.

The win extended Boro’s unbeaten League run to six games and has left them eighth in the standings.

Dover Athletic drew their last game 3-3 away at Chelmsford City on Monday evening. Despite taking the lead three times in the match with goals from Joshua Anifowose, Zidan Sutherland and James Dunne, they were unable to hold onto a lead and The Clarets were able to respond to each goal.

The Whites currently sit 22nd in The Vanarama National League South, having drawn their last four games and only winning once all season – a 2-1 victory away at Slough Town.

Ahead of the arrival of Mitch Brundle’s Dover Athletic side, Boro boss Spencer Day had this to say: “He [Mitch Brundle] is doing a good job down there. Obviously, John Oyenuga is there, so we welcome back a real fans favourite.”

“They’re very, very quick. They’re very direct, they’ve got a young side predominantly. They run and they go to their strengths and they’ve been very unlucky.

“This division is so tight. A couple of wins can propel you into the Play-Offs. A couple of defeats and you’re suddenly looking over your shoulder around the relegation zone.”

“Great to see Mitch. He was very popular in the time he was here and obviously John Oyenuga is a local legend here.”

Farnborough remain undefeated at the Saunders Transport Community Stadium this season after Tuesday’s midweek win. Meanwhile, The Whites’ only win this season has come on the road and they have drawn two and lost three.

The Yellows comfortably won this fixture 3-0 in April last season, with goals from Mason Bloomfield, Kevin Lokko and Selim Saied.

The reverse fixture ended in a a 1-1 draw. Boro winger Reggie Young opened the scoring after 13 minutes. Jordan Norville-Williams missed a penalty just after half-time and Alfie Pavey equalised for Dover Athletic.

Another home game this weekend. Let’s keep this unbeaten run going and keep pushing for the Play-Offs. Come on Farnborough!