Tuesday, March 29, 2011




I was inpressed by what I saw of Farnborough at Maidenhead last week, they are playing with a massive amount of confidence, have competition for starting places, could hardly be in better shape and are closing in on a flagging Braintree, the title, and more importantly, the sole automatic promotion spot.

They will move to within a point of the league leaders, who were 11 points clear a month ago, with a win tonight and are in bullish mood, with key player Dale Binns stating after their latest win, a 2-0 defeat of Weston Super Mare, "we have a great sense of belief in the squad since our game against Woking and truly believe we can win every game." He added "with the players we have at this club you cannot afford to have a bad game if you want to start next week. It makes me play that little bit better."

They played that WSM match with ten men for over half an hour and still did not allow their opponent an attempt on goal worthy of the name, it was a quality, hard working performance. Hungry boss Steve King, who was poorly treated at Lewes and who knows how to get out of this division, did not conduct any post match interviews as he let immediately after the game to go and watch a future opponent who were playing later in the day, that epitomises the work ethic of this group.

Hosts have been pretty dour, at least recently and seem happy to keep things very tight, certainly until they fall behind, which will definitely hand the initiative to the visitors who are desperate for not just the points, but also a little revenge with BW the last team to defeat Boro in the league, King has a "thing" about teams doing the double over his side's and will have the troops fired up for this and looking for another early goal ( they have scored four inside eight minutes in their last three starts) to force the hosts out of their game plan.

Farnborough -0.75 2.06 .... written Monday evening.

Good Luck.

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