Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 439 Sat 2 December Parkside
  • Ogunrinde (37', 61')
  • Hernandez (66')
  • Pendlebury (45')
  • Kuhl (77')
  • Fearn (86')
  • Saied (90')

Farnborough return to action this weekend as they travel to Parkside to take on Vanarama National League South newcomers Aveley.

Boro had an entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Bath City last time out. Connor Cullen opened the scoring for The Yellows in the 28th minute. However, just four minutes later, Elliott Frear equalised for the visitors. The game remained 1-1 until five minutes after half-time when Aaron Kuhl dispatched his penalty to restore The Yellows’ lead. The advantage only lasted for 20 minutes, as Jack Batten responded for Bath City to bring them back level for the second time in the match. The draw now leaves Farnborough 13th in the table, after 20 games and without a win in five.

Aveley narrowly missed out on all three points in their last match away at Weymouth. The Millers went 1-0 up in the 24th minute thanks to Jelen Jones. Aveley remained in the lead until the 84th minute, when Weymouth’s Charlee Hughes equalised for the home side meaning the points were shared. The draw has left the Essex outfit in third place on 34 points, but without a win in their last four League games.

Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Aveley, Farnborough Manager Spencer Day had this to say about his side’s chances: “All credit to them, they’ve had a couple of promotions, they’re a really strong side but I think today has given us that confidence again.”

“We’ll now work hard in training, try and get people as fit as we can and it’s a good thing we’re back to one game a week until the New Year.”

“Our away form has not been bad, with a lot of draws, a lot of tight defeats and now we’ve got to try and turn those into the other direction.”

Aveley have had a very successful start to life in The Vanarama National League South. The Millers secured back-to-back promotions after winning the Division One North title in 2021/22 and winning the Isthmian Premier Division Play-Off Final against Hornchurch last season to secure the place at Step Two.

The Millers have been very impressive on their own turf this season; winning six of 10, with two draws and two defeats on the 3G at Parkside.

This weekend will be the first ever meeting between Farnborough and Aveley.

It’s the start of three back-to-back away games. Let’s start it positively with our first win on the road this season. Come on Farnborough!