The Rebels were knocked out of the Isuzu FA Trophy in their last outing, with step four side Frome Town winning the penalty shootout.
It was a sub-par performance from the Rebels in the first half who counted themselves lucky to just be one goal down at the break. The Robins created four massive chances in the first period, but it was only Sam Meakes who found the back of the net.
Into the second half, the Rebels started far brighter and began to control the contest and got an early goal through a Joel Colbran header less than ten minutes in. But, they weren’t level for long after a mistake from Roco Rees helped Jon Davies to comfortably send the Robins back in front.
The Rebels left it late to find the equaliser and it came with virtually the last kick of the game. Ollie Pearce stepped up with a free-kick from some 25 yards which found the bottom left corner to send it to penalties where it was the Robins who advanced to Round 3.
Worthing now turn their attention back to the National League South where they’re placed 9th in the league table after 16 games. Adam Hinshelwood’s side are just two points off the play off places with one or two games in hand over virtually all of the teams around them in the table, including one over Torquay United in 7th.
Farnborough have been on a tricky run of late, winless in their last four outings and losing three of those. Boro, managed by Spencer Day, are 11th in the National League South, one point behind Worthing having played two games more.
Boro, like Worthing, were also beaten in the FA Trophy on the weekend as they lost to fellow National League South side Slough Town.
18/11 – Slough Town (A) – Lost 2-1 (FA Trophy)
14/11 – Yeovil Town (A) – Lost 4-2
11/11 – Weymouth (H) – Drew 1-1
7/11 – Chippenham Town (A) – Lost 2-1
28/10 – Dover Athletic (H) – Won 4-0
24/10 – Tonbridge Angels (H) – Won 4-1
In the most recent meeting between the two sides, it was an Ollie Pearce goal that earned the Rebels all three points in North East Hampshire back in April.
Last season’s earlier meeting ended in a 2-1 win for Farnborough at Woodside Road.
Striker Jake Robinson remains a doubt for the Rebels with a tight hamstring. Robinson has missed Worthing’s last three matches and his last outing was in the First Round of the FA Cup against Alfreton Town.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm at the Saunders Transport Community Stadium while gates open two hours before. Tickets can be purchased online until 5.45pm here – https://farnboroughfc.ktckts.com/event/far2324h10/farnborough-vs-worthing
Adult – £15.00 + £1.00 fee
Concession (Over 60 / Disabled) – £10.00 + £1.00 fee
14 – 17-year-old – £5.00 + £1.00 fee
Under 14 (must be accompanied by an Adult) – £0.00
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the gate via cash or card.
Travel & Parking
By Road: Leave the M3 at Junction 4 and take the A331 towards Farnborough. At the bottom of the slip road, you will reach a roundabout where you take the exit towards Farnborough. Continue along this road for a short distance, ignoring the first turn-off, but then take the next turn-off towards Farnborough (A325). At the top of the slip road, you will reach a roundabout where you take the right-hand exit towards Farnborough. Then straight across the next roundabout continuing towards Farnborough/Frimley.
At the next roundabout take the left-hand filter lane continuing on the A325 (from this point Farnborough FC is signposted). You will pass a Shell Garage on your left and at the next set of traffic lights turn right into Prospect Avenue then at the bottom of the Avenue take the 3rd exit at the roundabout into Cherrywood Road. Go straight across at the next roundabout and the entrance to the ground is a little further down on the right.
There is a small car park at the ground, which costs £2, otherwise there is plenty of street parking available.
By Rail: Frimley Railway Station is the nearest to the ground, being around a 15-minute walk away. However, this station is on a local line and if you are coming from London Waterloo then you will end up instead at Farnborough Main station, which is around one and a half miles away from the ground (around a 25-minute walk away). It is probably best to jump in a taxi. If you do decide to walk then as you come out of the station turn right along Union Street. At the end of Union Street turn right into Prospect Road. This road leads into Cherrywood Road for the ground.
How to Follow
The match will also be streamed live on National League TV and you can purchase your match pass now for £9.50 at the link – https://www.nationalleaguetv.com/packages
If you can’t make it to Farnborough this evening but still need a football fix, our U18s are at home to Whitehawk in the Isthmian Cup. Entry at the Sussex Transport Community Stadium is just £3 and U16s go free.