Men's First Team
National League South · Att: 1311 Sat 20 April Bob Lucas Stadium
  • Roberts (34')
  • Pendlebury (75')
  • Holmes (36')

Farnborough travel to Weymouth this weekend for what is potentially, the final game of Boro’s season. 

The Yellows travel to the Bob Lucas Stadium needing a win to have any hope of making the Play-Offs. Boro will also have to rely on Aveley not winning at home to Bath City, and Hampton & Richmond Borough losing away to Maidstone United – who are playing for a spot in the Eliminator Semi-Finals.

It was an agonising defeat last time out for Boro as a 0-1 loss at home to Taunton Town, who have since been relegated, courtesy of a Cameron Evans goal in the first half. With Hampton & Richmond Borough and Aveley both securing three points, leapfrogging The Yellows who now sit in ninth place, three points adrift of the final Play-Off spot.

Opponents Weymouth are currently four games without a win, drawing their last two games against Welling United and Truro City 0-0. Saturday’s clash effectively doesn’t mean much for The Terras as they sit 15th and have nothing to play. Season 2023/24 has seen a big improvement on the pitch for Weymouth, who only survived last season thanks to a superior goal difference. 

Boro boss Spencer Day will be hoping his side can continue their incredible recent away form, winning their last five games on the road – the 12th best record in the Division. 

The Yellows will be needing to break down a Weymouth side who have been a fairly inconsistent side on their home turf this season. The Terras have picked up seven wins, nine draws, and six defeats at the Bob Lucas Stadium – the ninth worst record in the League this season.

The previous meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw, with Olly Pendlebury’s second half penalty cancelling out Brandon Goodship’s 24th minute strike.

Looking back on the season. It definitely hasn’t been a case of second season syndrome for Boro. After a fantastic first season back in The Vanarama National League South, The Yellows have built on their achievements and have currently bettered their points total and will have definitely improved their finishing position, whether that’s a Play-Off place or not. 

Farnborough have also been far more efficient in front of goal this season, scoring 15 more goals so far this term, which has certainly helped in the last-gasp push for seventh place.

It has been a fantastic season. Let’s hope for one last miracle to get into the Play-Offs. For one final time this season… come on Farnborough!