Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 1526 Sat 6 April Saunders Transport Community Stadium
Maidstone Utd
  • Brown (77')

Farnborough return to the Saunders Transport Community Stadium to take on Maidstone United in the first of three consecutive home games.

Boro extended their winning run to seven games last time out, coming from behind to beat Tonbridge Angels 2-1 away from home.

Nathan Odokonyero opened the scoring for the hosts midway through the first half and The Angels would hold onto the lead until half-time. In-form midfielder Joe Haigh equalised seven minutes after the restart and an Olly Pendlebury free kick in the 69th minute gave The Yellows the win. Three points for Farnborough saw them rise to 8th in the table – level on points with Bath City in the race for the Play-Offs.

Saturday’s opponents Maidstone United have also been in very good form heading into the match. In their last six games, The Stones have picked up five wins and one draw.

In their last outing, the Kent outfit edged past relegation-threatened Taunton Town, thanks to Muhammadu Faal’s second half strike. George Elokobi’s men sit fourth in the table on 74 points.

Looking ahead to the visit of Maidstone United, Boro boss Spencer Day was aware of the improvements that his side would need to show: “My thoughts are we will need to be a lot better than we were today.”

“We’re playing a fantastic Maidstone side that are comfortably in the Play-Offs and had an incredible FA Cup run. To be playing Maidstone is exciting at the best of times. We’ve got a great home record, and it’s a really exciting time for the club.”

The previous meeting between the two sides ended on level terms. Taylor Maloney opened the scoring in the 52nd minute from the penalty spot. Boro held on until the first minute of stoppage time, when Stones striker Levi Amantchi levelled the game up to ensure that the points were shared.

Maidstone United have been very impressive on the road this season. The Kent side have picked up 32 points on their travels this season, giving them the fifth best away record in the League. 

It’s arguably the toughest match of the run-in. Let’s put in another fantastic performance and pick up an eighth consecutive win. Come on Farnborough!