Farnborough preview

Playing the same team twice in the space of a week isnt unusual in cup competitions, but is an altogether rarer sight in the League. However, due to financial complications resulting in postponed games, Farnborough FC are now playing catch-up to clear their fixture list, meaning they will host Wingate at Cherrywood Road just a week after tasting defeat at the Harry Abrahams Stadium. Despite going behind twice last Saturday, braces from strikers Rob Laney and Lee Barney put the Blues 4-2 up by the end of a thrilling first half, but a dull second period only saw Tom Broadbent pull one back for Farnborough in the 90th minute, too little, too late. Late goals were the theme for Farnboroughs midweek League Cup game against Kingstonian, too, with Boro looking good for a goalless point before a quick flurry of goals in the last six minutes saw them run out as 2-1 losers. By contrast, Wingates midweek London Senior Cup game couldnt possibly have gone much better. Five goals from five different goalscorers handed Wingate a 5-0 away win at Southern Counties East Football League Fisher FC; Strikers Rob Laney, Lee Barney, Reese Tison-Lascaris and defenders Ahmet Rifat and Leon Solomon all managing to find the net. Thats now three wins in three games for the Blues, and their rollercoaster season is back on the up. Wingate striker Lee Barney has certainly stepped up to the plate while Billy Healey recovers from injury, netting 6 in his last 5 games. His strike partner Rob Laney has also hit the ground running again after a short absence following the birth of his daughter with 4 goals in his last 3 appearances. If Wingate can keep it as tight at the back as they did against Fisher while continuing the fantastic vein of goalscoring form they have shown in recent games, theres no reason they cant return from Farnborough with all three points. By Andy Gerlis

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