Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 680 Sat 9 December Somerset Campervan Co Stadium
Taunton Town
  • Chamberlain (5')
  • James (39')
  • Stearn (60')
  • Evans (85')

This weekend, Farnborough play their second of three consecutive away games as they travel to Somerset to take on Taunton Town.

Boro managed their first away win of the season last weekend in dramatic fashion, beating Aveley 4-3 at Parkside. Manny Ogunrinde opened the scoring for the hosts in the 38th minute, before Olly Pendlebury hit back in first half stoppage time. Aveley started the second half the better of the two sides and Ogunrinde and Hernandez added a second and third for the home side. Aaron Kuhl pulled one back for The Yellows in the 77th minute to restore some hope. Ten minutes later, CJ Fearn levelled the score at 3-3. Selim Saied was the Farnborough hero as he won the game in the fifth minute of stoppage time. The comeback win gave Boro their first win on the road this season and their first win in six matches.

Taunton Town’s last match had to be abandoned after fog put a halt to proceedings. The abandonment came at half time after The Peacocks led Eastbourne Borough 2-1 on the road. Nick McCootie and Zac Smith gave Taunton Town a 2-0 lead, before Leone Gravata pulled one back for the hosts. Although the result was irrelevant with the game being abandoned at the break. This has left Rob Dray’s men without a win in seven games and 16th in the table.

Ahead of the original trip to Somerset that was postponed last month, First Team Coach Steve Baker had this to say: “They’re going to be a big, physical, strong side, probably play a similar system to us.”

“It might be very different to some of the games we’ve had in the last couple of weeks. But we’ll know all about them, on the flip side they’ll know all about us.”

“Taunton is one of the toughest places to go. So, we know what’s coming but we have to go there, and we have to try and do a job.”

The Peacocks home form this season has been very strong. From their eight games at the Somerset Campervan Co Stadium, they have won five, drawn twice and lost just once; against Hampton & Richmond Borough thanks to a second minute Mason Bloomfield goal.

Boro completed a League double over Taunton Town last season, winning the first game at home 1-0 thanks to a goal from Omar Rowe and winning the return fixture 2-0 courtesy of a Harry Parsons double.

Another difficult road trip awaits. Let’s build on the comeback at Aveley and get another result on the road. Come on Farnborough!