Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 702 Sat 16 March Saunders Transport Community Stadium
  • Young (12')
  • Pruti (45')
  • Haigh (84')
  • Odelusi (10')

Farnborough are back at the Saunders Transport Community Stadium this weekend, as Play-Off chasing Aveley make the trip to Hampshire.

Returning to Cherrywood Road on their best winning run of the season, Boro enjoyed back-to-back away victories over Bath City and Worthing, added to the last home win over Welling United.

Last time out against Worthing, Boro put in an incredible performance and took home all three points.

Joe Haigh opened the scoring for The Yellows with 28 minutes on the clock with his first goal in a Farnborough shirt. Joe Felix equalised for Worthing on 41 minutes. The Rebels’ joy was short lived as two minutes later, loan midfielder Taylor Clark put Boro back in front with his first goal for the club. Haigh got his second and Farnborough’s third in the 58th minute – his double saw him nominated for The Vanarama National League South Team of Midweek. Worthing substitute Bradley Dolaghan made it 3-2 after only being on the pitch for two minutes and despite a very late Guy Hollis red card, Boro were able to hold on for their third win in a row.

Saturday’s visitors picked up their first win in three games in their last match as they beat Tonbridge Angels 2-1.

Razzaq Coleman opened the scoring for The Millers in the 36th minute, a lead they would hold onto until half-time. Aveley had the worst possible start to the second half, giving away a penalty just three minutes after the restart that was converted by Nathan Odokonyero. However, it wasn’t long until Aveley were back in the lead, Emmanuel Ogunrinde restored The Millers’ advantage just four minutes later and the home side would hold on to their lead and pick up the win. Danny Scopes’ side sit 9th in the table.

Ahead of Aveley’s visit, Spencer Day had this to say about the opposition: “What a first season, many congratulations to them.”

“We had a really tough game at theirs. At the moment this group are just desperate to keep going. We’re winning games, we’re playing some really good football.”

The previous game between the two sides was a thriller at Parkside last December, with Farnborough coming from 1-3 down to win 4-3. Ogunrinde opened the scoring for Aveley, but his goal was cancelled out by Olly Pendlebury right on the stroke of half-time. The Millers took the lead again through Ogunrinde and Alex Hernandez made it 3-1 just five minutes later. Aaron Kuhl pulled one back in the 77th minute and CJ Fearn levelled the game 10 minutes later. Selim Saied got Farnborough’s winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time to give Boro their first away win of the season.

Aveley have been very strong on the road this season, picking up eight wins, four draws and seven defeats away from home. The fifth best away record in the division.

It’s another difficult test, but let’s continue to build on our best winning run of the season. Come on Farnborough!