Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 604 Tue 21 November Saunders Transport Community Stadium
  • Luque (48')
  • Pearce (51')
  • Aguiar (83')

Farnborough return to League action this Tuesday as Worthing make the trip to the Saunders Transport Community Stadium.

The Yellows came up short last time out as they fell out of The Isuzu FA Trophy in a 2-1 defeat away at Slough Town.

Home striker Nathan Minhas gave the home side the lead right on the stroke of half-time. Boro got back level four minutes after the restart as Aaron Kuhl tapped home after a long throw into the box. Midfielder Johnny Goddard made it 2-1 to the hosts in the 67th minute and to send the Berkshire outfit through to the next round of the competition.

Worthing were also knocked out of The Izuzu FA Trophy last weekend. The Mackerel Men travelled to Frome Town and were knocked out 4-3 on penalties.

The Somerset hosts took the lead early on through Samuel Meakes and they led up until half-time. Worthing midfielder Michael Klass got them back on level terms, before Jon Davies restored Frome Town’s lead eight minutes later. Ollie Pearce sent the game to penalties scoring in the sixth minute of stoppage time. It was home defender Ross Staley who scored the winning penalty that sent The Rebels out of the competition.

Speaking ahead of the arrival Worthing, Farnborough Manager Spencer Day had this to say: “They’re one of the best sides in the League. They keep the ball for fun and they run and run and run and that’s not what we’re doing at the moment.”

“I’ve said to them [the players] that we need a reaction. But that’s one reaction. What about the next game?”

A big positive for Boro this season is their home form. The Yellows remain undefeated at home this term and Spencer Day will hope his side can continue that form and get back to winning ways.

Worthing have picked up 12 points on the road this season, winning four of seven games, including wins over Bath City and Torquay United.

When the sides met last season, both games ended in victory for the away side. Boro won the first match by coming from behind to win 2-1 thanks to a 90th minute winner from Jonathon Page, while Worthing won the reverse fixture 1-0 after Ollie Pearce scored in the 3rd minute.

Let’s hope to put an end to this four-game run without a win. Come on Farnborough!