The first team make the short trip to Surrey counterparts Farnham Town this afternoon in Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League action. Kick off is 3pm at The Memorial Ground.
Farnham Town FC's Memorial Ground can be found on foot by walking down the small side road of Mead Lane and immediately turning right. Please note there is no parking at the clubhouse/Mead Lane side of the ground for visitors or spectators - directions for parking below.
The ground address is:
Farnham Town FC, The Memorial Ground, Mead Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DY.
Farnham Town will look to maintain their winning momentum and seek to record their third consecutive win, going into this one.
Today's hosts scored four second half goals at Guildford Spectrum two weeks ago, in a high-scoring 6-2 league win away to Guildford City. Farnham man Connor Young came off the bench to net twice late on.
Previous to this, they held Jersey Bulls to a point-apiece on the opening day of the 2022/23 league campaign back in August, coming from behind after Jersey's Sol Solomon fired the visiting island side into a 24th minute lead before Farnham's Owen Dean equalised 10 minutes into the second half.
Farnham Last 5 League: L-L-L-W-W
Sheerwater Last 5 League: D-L-D-L-L
Games have come thick and fast in October for a rebuilt, fresh faced Sheerwater side, this season. We have recorded two high-scoring defeats; at home to, first Jersey Bulls followed by a high flying, unbeaten Badshot Lea. This will be the 6th game for Sheerwater in the month of October - bearing in mind this is the fourth weekend of the month. The Sheers' focus will firmly be on the pitch, having recorded just two draws; a 1-1 draw at home to Alton followed by a much improved goalless stalemate at Hampshire side Fleet Town. A tale of sharp shooting, clinical finishing and late defensive errors have proven to be areas requiring improvement in Sheerwater's game, but we must focus on the context of a developing, fresh faced squad and our own progress off-the-pitch.
A well invested Farnham Town sit in 9th position in the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Division South while Sheerwater are gradually making strides of improvement, on the pitch. Every game is crucial over the next couple of months; Sheerwater are second bottom in the Combined Counties League Prem South, with the points total difference gradually growing between them and the teams immediately above, which are, at the time of writing: Horley Town, Alton, Frimley Green and Fleet.
Our Surrey counterparts Farnham concluded last season with a mid table finish, 10th in the 20 team Combined Counties League Premier South. For context, the league saw Beckenham Town be crowned champions with a points total of 92 compared to Farnham recording exactly half that, with 46 points. Last season, Sheerwater - then with a completely different squad and football management team - finished one place above in 9th, seven points above Farnham.
The last time the two teams faced each other competitively came in February 2022, which saw Sheerwater come out on top in a 2-1 win. Though not a single player from that matchday squad will play in this afternoon's affair. In October 2021, Farnham made the trip to the Eastwood Centre in what turned out to be a five-goal thriller, but again Sheerwater recorded the three points, from a 3-2 win.
Tickets costs £8 for adults, £5 for concessions and under 16's are FREE. Cash and card is accepted at the turnstile.
Admission is free with a voucher for Farnham Foodbank as can be found in this week's Farnham Herald - this is a great community initiative supporting those in need. The Foodbank have particular interest in the following items:
tinned ham or minced beef
Tinned carrots or peas
Tinned or packet custard
UHT Fruit Juice.
All you need to do is to pickup this week's Farnham Herald newspaper, cutout the free ticket on page 47, bring the free ticket voucher with you to today's match along with your Foodbank donation.
Farnham Town FC's Memorial Ground is conveniently located in the heart of Farnham Town centre, offering great transport links including by bus and a short walk from the train station which is situated on the edge of the town centre.
FOOD & BAR
The Farnham Town FC clubhouse, located on the Mead Lane side of the ground, will show the 5:30pm late evening kick off in the Barclays Premier League showing of Manchester Utd v Chelsea.
Food will be served from 2pm while the bar in their clubhouse is open today from 12:45.
Visiting supporters are asked to use the car park which is based at the Millennium Centre across the road (GU9 7XX) and should walk round to the clubhouse side of the ground.
In the event that this gets full they are encouraged to park in the Waitrose Car Park on Lion & Lamb Way (GU9 7PY) but please note that this is a pay & display car park.
UP THE SHEERS!