Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 574 Tue 5 March Saunders Transport Community Stadium
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Welling Utd

Farnborough are back at home for a third consecutive game as Welling United make the trip to Hampshire in a re-arranged fixture.

The Yellows’ five game unbeaten run came to an end last time out, at the hands of League leaders Yeovil Town. Sonny Blu Lo-Everton opened the scoring for The Glovers early in the first half and the game remained 0-1 until the 60th minute when Alex Fisher doubled his side’s lead in the 60th minute. Olly Pendlebury pulled one back for Farnborough just two minutes later, but Alex Whittle restored the table toppers’ two goal cushion five minutes before the end to come away with all three points.

Since Tuesday’s fixture was originally scheduled, Boro’s next opponents have been in excellent form, going undefeated in their last eight matches, including a 4-1 win over Worthing. This form has seen The Wings climb out of the relegation zone for the first time since gameweek eight. Rod Stringer’s men sit three points above the drop in 20th.

Ahead of Welling United’s visit, Spencer Day had this to say about what is a huge fixture: “It’s a massive game against Welling, who are in fantastic form. I’ve challenged the lads, they’ve got to prepare really, really well.”

“We desperately need everybody to turn up and support us because when you’re tired – and there will be changes that’s for sure – you need every ounce of support you can get.”

When the two sides met back in October, Dan Gifford’s 90th minute equaliser gave The Yellows a point on the road. Dominic Odusanya opened the scoring in the 27th minute for The Wings, before Olly Pendlebury hit back in the 45th minute. TJ Bramble thought he had stolen all three points with his 87th minute goal, however Gifford was able to equalise just three minutes later to ensure the points were shared.

The Wings’ away form this season has been poor; they have only picked up 12 points on the road this term. Their only two wins came against Tonbridge Angels at the end of August last year and Hemel Hempstead Town at the end of January.