Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 808 Sat 17 February Saunders Transport Community Stadium
  • Kuhl (26')
  • Holmes (70')
  • Ghandour (88')
  • Palmer (38')
  • Porter (75')

Farnborough are back at the Saunders Transport Community Stadium this weekend as Truro City make the long journey to Hampshire.

It’s The Yellows’ first game in two weeks, as their previous match against Weston-super-Mare had to be postponed as the pitch at The Optima Stadium was deemed unplayable by Match Officials. Boro now sit 16th in the table.

Saturday’s visitors have had their last two games postponed due to poor weather conditions. City’s last game was a 0-0 draw away at Taunton Town.

Truro City have struggled this year with fixture postponements. Paul Wotton’s side have had five games postponed this year already and have played the least number of games this season out of any side with 27. City sit 18th in the table on 35 points.

Despite no on-field action for The Yellows in the past two weeks, there was another change to the squad as Sid Nelson departed the Club on a permanent move to Chatham Town. Sid made 19 appearances for Boro this season picking up three clean sheets. We thank Sid for all his hard work in a Farnborough shirt this season.

The Yellows will need to be wary of the White Tigers’ very strong away form this season. Truro City have played 16 games on the road this season and have picked up 22 points – the seventh best away record in the League. Wotton’s men have a record of six wins, four draws and six losses on their travels this season.

The two sides met back in August, with Truro City winning 3-1. After a goalless first half, Andrew Neal opened the scoring in the 64th minute to give the home side the lead. Tyler Harvey doubled City’s lead in the 81st minute before getting his second and his side’s third in the 90th minute. Ricky Holmes scored Farnborough’s goal of the season in the third minute of stoppage time, a 30-yard volley that gave The Yellows a small glimmer of hope. However, it was not to be and the White Tigers took all three points.

Let’s put the reverse fixture result right and continue to climb back up the table. Come on Farnborough!