Day’s lit­tle An­gels bring spirit back

Ton­bridge An­gels ........ 0 Farn­bor­ough ................ 2

Aldershot News & Mail - - FOOTBALL -

SPENCER DAY heaped praise on his newly-as­sem­bled Farn­bor­ough squad af­ter they an­swered their crit­ics with back-to-back away vic­to­ries to lift the spir­its at Cher­ry­wood Road.

Day re­turned from a fort­night away in Ja­maica with some more fun in the sun as his Boro side fol­lowed up a 3-1 vic­tory at Biggleswade Town on Satur­day with a 2-0 suc­cess at Ton­bridge An­gels on Tues­day night.

And it helped ease the fears of a num­ber of fans who were al­ready contemplating a long hard sea­son ahead fol­low­ing last week’s dis­ap­point­ing 3-0 de­feat at Ryman Pre­mier side Met Po­lice.

First-half goals from Matt Ball and im­pres­sive new striker Joe Tay­lor – his third in two games – sealed vic­tory for Boro at Long­mead, leav­ing Day with plenty of en­cour­age­ment ahead of Satur­day’s trip to Wal­ton & Her­sham and the big visit of League One side Ley­ton Ori­ent on Mon­day night.

“I’m re­ally pleased with the re­sponse of the play­ers,” Day said. “The learn­ing curve is go­ing well and two vic­to­ries over Step 3 sides away from home of­fer much room for en­cour­age­ment.”

As a re­sult, Day is now ready to of­fer per­ma­nent deals to wide man De­clan McAvoy, pre­vi­ously of Hamil­ton Aca­dem­i­cals, and ex-AFC Wim­ble­don mid­fielder Dan Pearce. They could join Josh Webb, who has al­ready signed league forms.

Goal­keeper Char­lie Granger is also set to join on a sea­son-long loan from Ley­ton Ori­ent, while Day is set to fi­nalise a deal to sign Matt Ball on a per­ma­nent deal on his im­pend­ing re­lease from Steve­nage.

Other tri­al­ists Jor­dan Adekunle, of Ip­swich Town, ex-For­est Green winger Saul Wil­liams and Cur­tis Shaw are also play­ing for con­tracts.

Mean­while, new striker Joe Ben­jamin has had his con­tract ter­mi­nated by the club af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing pre-sea­son cam­paign.

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