MATCH PREVIEW: Chippenham Town vs Farnborough | National League South | Tuesday 4th April 2023
Jamie Oleszynski previews our home game against Farnborough.
Chippenham Town will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to 15, as they host Farnborough at the Thornbury Surfacing Stadium this Tuesday.
This match is the last in a succession of five fixtures at home, in which they have picked up 11 points from 15 available.
Last Time Out
As the games come thick and fast, their recent draw with St Albans is still fresh in the memory.
After a first half with limited chances, it was Chippenham that took under two minutes to find the breakthrough, as Joe Parker crossed to Owen Windsor who headed down and Joe Hanks could do nothing but score.
St Albans hit back and just five minutes later, James Blanchfield found Zane Banton with a long ball and he beat Will Henry with a near post shot.
The match stayed level but did heat up when the referee appeared to have sent off Tafari Moore for a challenge on Spencer Hamilton.
After a consultation with his assistant, the decision was changed to send off Riccardo Di Trolio, which was the correct decision.
Match Center: Chippenham Town 1-1 St Albans City
It has only been 17 days since the sides last met, when Chippenham ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Matt McClure penalty.
Since our visit to Hampshire, Farnborough have not looked back as they have beaten Slough, Hampton & Richmond, and Concord.
Their most recent match was a 2-1 win against Concord, and it took until the 94th minute for Farnborough to score the winner, as Ricky Holmes sunk the Beachboy’s ship.
Farnborough currently sit inside the play-offs on goal difference, and with this being their game in hand, they could leapfrog both Braintree and St Albans with a win.
One to Watch
Mason Bloomfield has been one of the most influential players for Farnborough this season, scoring 8 league goals.
He made his return from injury in the game against Chippenham a few weeks ago and has scored twice in the four games since returning.
Gary Horgan has again said that the coming games will be tough, and he has potentially earmarked 10th place as a target for his side to achieve come season’s end.
We currently sit 14th, 11 points from 10th, but with a game in hand and games still to play, anything is possible.
Tickets can be purchased on the gate, priced at:
- £14 for adults
- £10 for concessions, including armed forces personnel along with students who have valid ID.
- £3 for under-18’s
- U16’s get FREE entry when accompanied by a paying adult.
Cash and contactless card payments are accepted at the gate.