Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 1255 Mon 1 April The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium
Tonbridge Angels
  • Odokonyero (18')
  • Haigh (51')
  • Pendlebury (68')

Farnborough are on the road this Easter Monday as they travel to Kent to take on Tonbridge Angels.

Boro missed out on the action on Good Friday, with their game against Chippenham Town being the only game in The Vanarama National League South to be postponed due to the weather.

Results around the League meant Boro dropped back down to 10th, three points off Aveley who now occupy the last remaining Play-Off place with five games remaining.

Tonbridge Angels’ form has bounced back in recent weeks. After only picking up four points in February, The Angels recovered in March and picked up three wins, two draws and only lost once.

Most recently, Jay Saunders’ side drew 0-0 at Play-Off chasing Hampton & Richmond Borough in a game where there were a lack of chances for either side.

Tonbridge Angels now sit 13th in the table, with their last four games all against teams within the Play-Off hunt.

Despite no action on the pitch for The Yellows, there was plenty of news off it over the past week. Firstly, Joe Haigh committed his future to Boro for the 2024/25 season. Farnborough also signed Haigh’s brother, Marco, on a dual registration with South Park. Boro also welcomed back midfielder Ronan Silva – who featured nine times for Farnborough last season – on dual registration with Hayes & Yeading United.

Boro did unfortunately have to say goodbye to striker Harvey Bradbury, who’s short spell with the club came to an end with his permanent move to Chatham Town being confirmed.

The previous meeting between the two sides saw Boro blow The Angels away in a 4-1 demolition at the Saunders Transport Community Stadium, back in October last year.

Midfielder Olly Pendlebury opened the scoring after half an hour, with Michael Folivi doubling Boro’s lead in first half stoppage time. Connor Hall added a third for Farnborough in the 55th minute, before Jernade Meade pulled one back for Tonbridge Angels 17 minutes before the end. However, Pendlebury restored Boro’s three goal advantage to take all three points.

Boro will hope to continue their very impressive away form in recent weeks. The Yellows have picked up four wins in a row on the road; a massive turn around compared to the form on the road before.

Monday’s hosts have been strong at home, picking up nine wins, six draws and six defeats. The Angels have also won their last three at The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium.

It’s another vital game in the push for the Play-Offs. Let’s keep on pushing. Come on Farnborough!