Wednesday, May 04, 2011


A little news below about one of today's lower level games. I will also be posting something which I feel is very important later today/ this evening and would ask you to check back and take a look in the next day or two.


I get to see 6-7 games from this division each season and aside from Braintree early season, Farnborough have looked the best team in the BSS, they let a few games slip towards the end of the campaign once their chance of automatic promotion had gone, including a league meeting between these two recently which Woking won 2-1 and rested a few key players to bring them back refreshed for the post season. Two of them, Kezie Ibe and Bradley Bubb had a run out on saturday to get them back in the swing of things and top scorer Bubb showed his well being with a brace of goals.

Town finished second in the division which is a huge advantage in the playoffs, as, after these two legged semi-finals, the highest placed team hosts the one off final. These are two local rivals who know each other well and visiting boss Steve King has been saying for a couple of weeks that it was Woking he wanted to meet in the post season, having "some unfinished business" with them, well, he got his wish !

League meeting here ended 1-1, that would suit Town of course, but I think they will arrive here the fresher, Woking having to battle right to the wire to make it into the playoffs and being without the hugely talented 18 yo midfielder Michael Doughty, who is on loan from QPR and could have played, but choose to go instead and join the Wales U19 squad. He is a very composed presence and was key in the recent league game, when he made the first goal, that will leave a big space to fill in the centre of the park and for me that swings things massively towards Boro. BTW Doughty is not your average young footballer, attending Harrow public school on a scholarship and with his father Nigel owning Nottingham Forest.

Getting a quarter ball start is great news, I would make this a level ball game.

Farnborough +0.25 1.96.

Good Luck.

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