Men's First Team
National League South Tue 26 March The Optima Stadium
Weston-super-Mare
Farnborough
19:45

Farnborough are back on the road this weekend as they travel to The Optima Stadium to take on Weston-super-Mare.

The Yellows picked up their first three points of the year last time out in a 2-1 home win over Dartford. Aaron Kuhl opened up the scoring in the 50th minute as he converted his spot-kick. Dartford equalised just two minutes later though as Tyrell Miller-Rodney got The Darts back into the game. Boro would restore their lead 12 minutes from time thanks to Reggie Young. Boro’s first win of the year lifted them up to 15th in the table, putting a welcome end to a four-game losing run.

Saturday’s hosts tasted defeat in their last game, losing on the road at Slough Town. Goals from Matt Lench in the first half and Jeanmel Prosper in the second, gave The Seagulls their 13th defeat of the season and left them 16th in the table, one place below Farnborough.

Speaking after the victory over Dartford, Manager Spencer Day had this to say about the trip to North Somerset: “I know they’ve lost today [to Slough], but up until today they were second or third in the form table.”

“They’re particularly difficult away from home, they’re a fantastic football side and keep the ball for fun.”

Weston-super-Mare have picked up 19 points at home this season, recording five wins at The Optima Stadium, along with four draws and six defeats.

Meanwhile, Boro have lost their last three matches on the road; three consecutive tight 2-1 defeats at the ends of St Albans City, Hemel Hempstead Town and Eastbourne Borough.

Boro and The Seagulls have already met twice this season already, both games coming at the Saunders Transport Community Stadium. Farnborough won the first match 3-0 in The Vanarama National League South courtesy of goals from Alfie Pavey, Connor Cullen and Ryan Upward.

The second game took place in The Emirates FA Cup and Reuben Reid’s 11th minute goal proved to be the difference as Weston-super-Mare progressed to the next round of the competition.

After a winning start to February, let’s hope to build on this and pick up some more much-needed points. Come on Farnborough!