It’s a return to the Saunders Transport Community Stadium this weekend for Farnborough as they take on Tony Burnham’s Dartford.
Both sides will be looking for their first win of 2024 this weekend, with Farnborough losing all four matches this year and The Darts picking up two draws and two defeats.
Boro suffered their fourth consecutive defeat last weekend, away at Eastbourne Borough. The hosts took the lead three minutes into the game through Archie Procter. However, their lead did not last long as Ollie Robinson equalised for The Yellows just eight minutes later. The game remained level until the 73rd minute when Eastbourne Borough were awarded a penalty and Siyabonga Ligendza dispatched it past Jack Turner to give the hosts a valuable win in their bid to escape relegation.
Dartford’s last game was a 0-1 defeat at home to Weymouth. A 68th minute goal from Joe Cook gave The Terras all three points and left The Darts 18th in the table, losing their 12th game this season, one defeat off their tally for the 2022/23 campaign.
Ahead of Dartford’s arrival, Manager Spencer Day had this to say: “We’re desperately thrilled to be back at home.”
“It’s just an absolutely massive game, against Dartford who are a big, experienced side, with very strong and technical players.”
The two sides met back in August at Princes Park and played out a 1-1 draw. Max Statham gave The Darts a 1-0 lead in the 74th minute, but Alfie Pavey hit back in the 7th minute of stoppage time, scoring from the penalty spot to give The Yellows a point on their travels.
Dartford have had a difficult time on the road this season, picking up four wins, two draws and seven defeats on their travels.
A new month is upon us, Let’s put January behind us and get our first points of 2024. Come on Farnborough!