Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 734 Sat 24 February The Beveree Stadium
Hampton & Richmond
  • Gray (58')
  • Ghandour (90')

Farnborough are back on the road this weekend as they travel to The Beveree Stadium to take on Hampton & Richmond Borough.

It was a 0-0 draw at home to Torquay United in Boro’s last outing. Despite The Yellows having multiple chances with Jordan Norville-Williams hitting the bar and both CJ Fearn and Hady Ghandour having shots blocked on the goal line, they were unable to break the deadlock and both sides went away with a point. Spencer Day’s side remain 14th in the table.

Saturday’s opponents had a very exciting match away at Weymouth in their last game. Isaac Pitblado gave Hampton & Richmond Borough the lead from the penalty spot, however their lead only lasted five minutes as Malachi Linton equalised for the hosts. Weymouth took the lead five minutes before half-time through a Tom Bearwish goal, but a quick-fire Luis Fernandez double gave the visitors a 3-2 lead going into the break. Joshua Anifowose made it 4-2 to Hampton & Richmond Borough in the 71st minute of the game and Mel Gwinnett’s side were able to keep a hold of their lead and take away all three points. The win leaves The Beavers in eighth place in the table.

Ahead of the trip up the M3, Manager Spencer Day had this to say: “Hampton have had a fantastic season, they’ve really got themselves going.”

“We’ve got ourselves into a good position, we’ve had a really good few games, so we can just try and really keep improving. We know every away game at this level is very, very hard.”

Hampton & Richmond Borough’s home form this season has been very strong, picking up 29 points in 14 games on their own turf; they have a record of nine wins, two draws and three draws.

The two sides last met at the beginning of September with Farnborough picking up a 3-1 win at the Saunders Transport Community Stadium. An Alfie Pavey double, followed up by a wonderful strike from Ricky Holmes gave The Yellows a three goal lead. A late own goal from Ollie Robinson gave The Beavers a consolation, however Farnborough stood firm and took all three points.

It’s another difficult test on the road. Let’s extend this unbeaten run. Come on Farnborough!