v Farnborough Town
|Record Attendance||3,581 v Brentford, 22/11/95 FA Cup|
|Colours||Red and White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks|
|Highest Attn||3,478 v Aldershot Town, won 1-0|
|Lowest Attn||367 v Heybridge Swifts, lost 0-1|
|FA Cup||3rd Qualifying Round v Aylesbury Utd,home lost 0-2,Att.699|
|FA Trophy||1st Round v Billericay Town, away lost 0-2, Attn. 453|
|Hants SC||Quarter-Final v Havant & Waterlooville away lost 0-3, 252|
|Rymans League Cup||3rd Round v Basingstoke Town, home lost 1-3, Attn. 282|
|Goalscorer||Lennie Piper, League 19, Cups 6|
|Highest Attn||1,472 v Doncaster Rvrs, lost 0-1(1st home game of season)|
|FA Cup||1st Round v Halifax, Away lost 1-2, Attn. 1914|
|Highest Win||5-2 v Southport, away, 25/8/01|
|Highest Defeat||0-3 v Leigh RMI away, 22/9/01|
|Top Goalscorer||Lenny Piper, league 9|
|Current Position (13th)||
Season So Far
New Boys to the Conference Farnborough Town have had an 'up & down' first half of the season. After beating Barnet 2-1 at their own ground on the August bank Holiday they climbed to 12th in the league, continuing this run up to 5th place by 18th September. This followed a string of eight unbeaten games.
The five wins and three draws came to an end when Leigh RMI beat them 0-3 away. Three more defeats followed, although two were against Boston(0-2) and Dagenham & Redbridge(1-2), both at home. This took them down to 13th position, but four wins and only one defeat to Hayes (1-2) saw them climb back up to 5th. The next six games only brought in four points until beating Stalybridge 2-0 at home, taking them to 11th.
The two games they have played since the original fixture was due to be played ended in a 1-2 defeat away at Dagenham & Redbridge and a 1-1 draw at home to Telford on Saturday.
With Barnet two places above them, but on the same points, the proverbial six-pointer will be played on Tuesday night. The Boro have lost to Margate (1-2), Woking (2-3) and Scarborough (0-1) away recently and a 1-1 draw against Doncaster was their only point in their last five away games.
Barnets home performances also look a bit shaky with our last home league win being Herford United 2-0 on 1st December.With only one point from our last five games coming up at Leigh RMI on Saturday, it's anyones guess how this game will end, but both sides will be out to win it. Hopefully Barnet can put an end to this dreadful run.
Last Six (league only)
Did You Know?
That "Farnborough Town" provides the following vaguely amusing anagrams, "Borrow a fun thong" and "How nun forgot bra". Slightly more interestingly, ex Bees goalie and current reserve keeper at Fulham, Maik Taylor, used to play for Farnborough. Lastly, and possibly leastly, Farnborough's highest ever victory was 11-0 at home against Chertsey Town in the Spartan League in the 1972/73 season.
Below is Barnet and Farborough's league details based on their Home and Away performances.
Farnborough Played their first game in the Surrey Senior League in 1968. They stayed in this league for four seasons playing at the Queens Road Recreation Ground.
They then moved to the Spartan League, winning it for the next four years.
IIn the mid-seventies they moved to Cherrywood Road and in 1976/77 they won the Athenian League Division 2. The next season they joined the Isthmian League and won Division 2 in 78/79.
Between 27th August 1973 and 23rd April 1977 Farnborough didn't lose a single game at home, a total of 87 on the trot.
After six seasons in Division one of the Isthmian they finally won the league and promotion to the Premier Division.
In 1989/90 they joined the Conference after finishing runners up the previous season to Leytonstone & Ilford, who's ground wasn't up to standard.They only lasted a season and went down to the Southern League, bouncing straight up again. 1991/92 saw the Boro finish 5th, their highest ever placing. Another year on and it's relegation time once more.
At the end of the 92/93 season Ted Pearce, the Manager for 23 years, stood down. His replacement was his assistant Alan Taylor and in his first year took them to the Championship and back to the Conference, this time for five years.
In 1998/99 problems on and off the pitch and with several Manager changes sees them drop down a lleague again. This time it's to the Isthmiam, but last season sees them again as Champions and take ttheir place in the Conference, hopefully (for them) for longer than usual!