We faced Champions elect, Farnham Town at the Reg Madgwick stadium on Tuesday evening.  This would present a daunting task to most teams in our division as they had won all their previous 21 games up to this point so another victory at this game would give them a new record of 22 games and 22 wins.  Could we stop this juggernaut was on many people minds?

A very good crowd of over 120 turned up, it may well have been a few more but we agreed a very good financial package with Farnham Town so that they could stream the match to their supporters.  Of course, this did not deter all of their supporters as they were very much in the majority on the evening.

We made a change in goal with Toby Colwell coming in for a full game having made a substitute appearance the Saturday before.  Rory Edwards made a start after being on the bench on Saturday and Jerry Antwi took the left back spot.  We are suffering from a few injuries so our bench reflected that we were down to our ‘bare bones’ and were only able to name four substitutes.

We knew this would be a difficult challenge having lost to Farnham Town 5-1 earlier in the season.  We started well and even had the best early chance but then as we have seen in previous matches we fell behind in the 7th minute; this was yet again a disappointing start to the game.  We fell behind further in the 26th minute when a fortuitous punt upfield by the opposition landed beyond our defence and with our goalkeeper advancing towards the ball he was beaten to it by a Farnham forward who made it 2-0.  This was another setback for us and the omens were not good having conceded twice within 30 minutes of the match starting.  Matters got worse for us when our in form striker Carl Obiltey pulled up with a hamstring injury and had to go off the field of play as the half ended.

Reggie Savage replaced our injured striker at the start of the second half.  It is fair to say that Farnham had the better chances in the second half, but we also had some good ones that on another day may have been taken.  The final score was 2-0 and all in all it was another good performance by our team.  The Farnham team and especially their manager were very surprised by our league position and many of them remarked that we were one of the better teams they had faced in recent weeks; this was good to hear.

We move onto another hard fixture (February fixtures were always going to be hard for us) away at Camberley Town on Saturday with a 3pm kick off.