Day’s little Angels bring spirit back
Tonbridge Angels ........ 0 Farnborough ................ 2
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.