- Farnborough F.C.
Football club infobox
clubname = Farnborough
fullname = Farnborough Football Club
nickname = The Boro'
founded = 1968, reformed 2007
capacity = 4,000 + (new stands currently being built)
chairman = Simon Hollis
manager = Francis Vines
league = Southern League Premier
season = 2007–08
position = Southern League
Division One South and West, 1st (promoted)
Farnborough Football Club (known as Farnborough Town FC until 2007) are an English football team currently playing in the
Southern League Premier Divisionafter finishing top of Division One South & West in 2007–08. Their home ground is known as Cherrywood Road, based in Farnborough, Hampshire. Their primary colours are yellow and blue.
Farnborough Town FC
Farnborough has a rich history of sport with cricket being played since the 1740s and 'modern' football since the 1850s, although there were no formal teams.
Farnborough F.C., established 2007, were originally known as Farnborough Town FC from 1968 until May 2007. They took part in the first
FA Cupmatch involving a non-league team beating a league team to be televised on Sky Sports, a match they won 4-3 against Torquay United F.C.on 17 December 1991.
Farnborough Town FC rose to national attention in January 2003 when they were drawn to play Premiership champions Arsenal in an
FA Cupfourth-round tie. Although Farnborough were drawn at home, they switched the venue to Arsenal's Highbury stadium; [cite web | url=http://arseweb.org/www/newsreel//t12i139.html | title=Farnborough tie: info on tickets and Town | work=Arseweb ] Farnborough lost the tie 5-1. [cite web | url=http://football.guardian.co.uk/Observer_Match_Report/0,,882407,00.html | title=Riches but no romance | work=The Guardian ]
Liquidation & reformation
After going into administration they had 10 points deducted in the 2006-07 season, and yet still finished 11th in the
Conference South. However Farnborough Town F.C. went into liquidation in May 2007 and Farnborough F.C. was set up with the name being voted for by fans. The new club started the 2007-2008 season in the Southern League Division One South & West.
Farnborough FC began in the
Southern League Division One South & Westunder the guidance of Andy Clement and Steve Moss (who later resigned to be replaced by Ian Savage). Farnborough's first league match was a short away trip to Godalming Town FC, where a lob by Ray Spence and a double by Rob Saunders, gave 'Boro a 3-0 halftime lead. However, in a second half played in driving rain, 'Boro became very tired and eventually drew the match 3-3. Another notable event of the season was a 5-1 drubbing of local rivals Fleet Town FC, with an outstanding hat-trick from 'Boro's star man Rob Saunders. Farnborough clinched the title at home against Windsor & Eton FCwith a 1-1 draw thanks to a goal from captain Paul Harkness. The club also reached the final of the Hampshire Senior Cup, but lost 1-0 to Basingstoke Town FC.
"As Farnborough Town FC"
1975-76 - F.A. Vase semi-finalists
1976-77 - Joined Athenian League Division Two. Athenian League Division Two Champions. F.A. Vase semi-finalists
1977-78 - Joined Isthmian League Division Two
1978-79 - Isthmian League Division Two Champions; promoted to Division One
1984-85 - Isthmian League Division One Champions; promoted to Premier Division
1988-89 - Isthmian League runner-up; promoted to Conference
1989-90 - Finished second bottom in Conference; relegated to Southern League Premier Division
1990-91 - Southern League Champions; promoted back to Conference
1992-93 - Finished second bottom in Conference (again); relegated back to Southern League Premier Division
1993-94 - Southern League Champions (2nd time); promoted to Conference
1998-99 - Finished bottom in Conference; relegated Isthmian League Premier Division
2000-01 - Isthmian League Champions; promoted back to Conference
"As Farnborough FC"
2007-08 - Southern League Div 1 South & West Champions, promoted to Southern Premier League
2007-08 - Hampshire Senior Cup runners up
"As Farnborough Town FC"
* Best league position: 5th in Football Conference (level 5),
FA Cupperformance: 4th Round 2003-04
FA Trophyperformance: Quarter-finals, 1991-92 and 2002-03
FA Vaseperformance: Semi-finals, 1975-76 and 1976-77
"As Farnborough FC"
* Best league position: 1st in Southern League Div 1 South & West (level 8),
FA Cupperformance: Preliminary Round 2007-08
FA Trophyperformance: 2nd Qualifying Round, 2007-08 Bisley F.C.
The formation of Farnborough FC also saw an new era in terms of the reserves set up. Rather than fielding a team in a reserves league, Farnborough entered in to a partnership with local team, Bisley of the Hellenic Football League, Division West. The arrangement can best be described as that of a feeder team. Due to planning restraints Bisley have been unable to achieve promotion to a higher level, so their chairman Simon Holllis transferred to Farnborough's board, later becoming chairman of the main club. Farnborough players who have not made the match squad or are returning from injury are cross-registered with Bisley, and promising Bisley players provide cover for Farnborough with the chance to achieve a permanent step up to a higher level. For instance defender Adam Doyle initially played for Bisley having impressed on trial for Farnborough and Bisley Striker Greg Alexander made a number of appearances for Farnborough during the 2007/2008 season scoring 2 goals.
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* *These players are dual registered with Bisley.
Transfers Summer 2008
Transfers Season 2008/2009
Former Players of Note
("Or Former Players With Their Own Pages On Wikipedia")
Here is a list of Farnborough Town and FC players who have or still play in the Football League and above. Also included are players with international caps or those that are well known within the Non-league.
* [http://www.farnboroughfc.co.uk Official site]
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