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Tue Nov 28

Match day

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Flackwell Heath (A)
Tue Nov 28 19:45
The Vanarama National League South

Preview: Farnborough

A look ahead to Saturday's match, as the Rebels return to league action.


Next up for Slough Town is a trip to Cherrywood Road, to face 13th-placed Farnborough in National League South, writes Freddie Gatrell.

The Rebels have seen a fine resurgence in their form over the last three match days, picking up three wins from three games, including a 2-0 victory against then top of the league side, Aveley.

Saturday’s opposition have had a mixed season so far, with three wins, three draws and three defeats from their first nine games, with their last league game ending in a 1-1 draw against Braintree Town.

Boro’s last victory in the league came back at the beginning of the month with a 3-1 victory against Hampton & Richmond, but since then they have failed to register three points. Spencer Day’s side will be keen to turn around their stuttering form and will hope home advantage can help to end the Rebels’ winning streak.

The Rebels’ previous matches against Farnborough last season were a mixed bag, with the most recent match ending 2-0 to Slough with goals courtesy of Johnny Goddard and George Alexander at Arbour Park. The match prior was a different story, ending in a convincing 4-1 victory in favour of Farnborough.

Manager Spencer Day, a businessman turned manager, has been at the helm of Farnborough since 2011. Day will be optimistic his side can cause problems for the Rebels, particularly after the impressive goalscoring display in Boro’s Emirates FA Cup replay on Tuesday evening, where they scored six times in a dominant display against Wingate & Finchley. Day will surely be relying on in-form striker, Alfie Pavey to fire his side to all three points.

Saturday’s tie will be a head-to-head in the goal department, as Slough’s George Alexander and Boro’s Alfie Pavey sit at the top of the National League South top scorers’ chart. Farnborough’s 6’1” centre forward will have to be closely marked by the Rebels defence, with the former Dover Athletic and Braintree Town man registering a goal every 105 minutes in his current run of games.

Scott Davies’ men will aim to make it a third away win on the bounce. The action at Saunders Transport Community Stadium will kick off at 3pm on Saturday.


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