Third XI expelled from the Elizabeth Jaques Cup

As many of you will know by now our Third XI have been thrown out of the SLA Elizabeth Jaques Cup at the final stage of the competition.  Three of the four semi-finalists made the same administrative mistake, so two of the losing quarter-finalists (Our Lady Seniors and New Saints) will get a reprieve and play a third semi-final.

We are bitterly disappointed at the league’s decision and will be proposing rule changes for the future, but that will not compensate manager Paul Eddleston and his players for missing out on a day they have thoroughly merited through being a better team than all those they have come up against in the competition, including the leaders of the division above.  Unfortunately, for whatever reason, our administration has not been as good, so we must reluctantly accept the decision of the league.


Reserves Win

The Reserves beat Bexlians Reserves 2-1 at Farrow Fields on Tuesday evening to continue their title chase with goals from Matt Ellis and Richard Pile.  We now have to win our remaining three matches and hope that Stansfeld O&B Reserves slip up in one of their last three.


No more training at the Priory

Our weekly training sessions at the Priory Leisure Centre have ended for the season.

Players should speak to their managers about training arrangements for the rest of the season, as both the First XI and Reserves still have midweek games to play.


Sunday round-up

The Sunday XI had no fixture scheduled which left both Vets teams in action to fly the flag for Farnborough.

The Young Vets were at home but without regular manager Paul Tanton and it was left to Barry Grainger to take charge and negotiate a replacement keeper for injured regular Rosslee and also to find somebody who could open up the Club for their home fixture against Cudham United Vets. Things did not go their way as their long run of victories came to an emphatic end with a 4-0 defeat.

The Senior Vets also had issues with a keeper and after intense searching earlier in the week John Alliston became the seventh keeper to take the gloves for the Senior Vets this season as they travelled down to Eynsford Village to take on Riverside Wanderers Vets. Having achieved their first objective in winning the toss and electing to kick uphill as per co-manager Roger French's express instructions they produced a disciplined first half performance in keeping Wanderers out for the main part as they turned around 2-1 down with a headed goal from Colin Mant. The second half was only a few minutes old when Andy Faulks rifled in a shot off the foot of the post to pull the Senior Vets level. The remainder of the half was fairly evenly balanced as no further goals were scored and the game ended two a piece.    


Saturday round-up

A mixed bag for our Saturday teams but vital wins for the title-chasing Reserves and Third XI.

The First XI lost 1-0 at home to Bredhurst Juniors, a disputed second-half penalty settling the issue.

The Reserves won 2-1 away to Metrogas Reserves, Russ Nethercot got his first goal of the season with Dan Godward also scoring.  With FC Elmstead beating Long Lane Reserves, the top four teams are separated by just three points. Stansfeld O&B Reserves are in pole position to claim top spot.

The Third XI beat Crayford Athletic 3-1 at home.  Gary Harrigan scored twice, including a penalty, and James Price got the other goal.  It is even more congested at the top of the Thirds' table with FIVE teams separated by just ONE point, although Old Colfeians Reserves have now played all their games. 

The Fourth XI lost in agonising fashion in their home Tom Cooper Cup group match with Teviot Rangers.  The visitors scored the winner in the last seconds, leaving our cup hopes dangling by a thread.  Jez Allen's penalty save was in vain. The Fourths' goals were scored by Harry Tanner (2) and Graeme Barnes.


Georgie Belchamber Sustains Broken Leg

Desperate news for the Reserves player Georgie Belchamber who has broken his leg in what seemed an innocuous challenge in the semi-final with FC Elmstead on Saturday 12 April.  

Georgie is due to go on honeymoon on Friday, but that may well have to be cancelled. The club is organising a collection for him; to donate, visit our Pay Online page at www.fobgfc.org/payments.php, click on the Donate button and put "Georgie" in the payments description.

It goes without saying that we wish him a full and speedy recovery.


Request an Article

If you would like to see a particular photo or match report featured in a future edition of the newsletter, email the club and we will do our best to find it.  

All eras included, Mickey Gearing!


New Sports Massage Service!

ER logo

 

FOBG welcomes Lucy Hatch of ERSports who will be at the club every Saturday (weather permitting) from noon to provide pre- and post-match sports massages for our players.

 

Some Benefits of Sports Massage

  • ·        Can identify issues before they worsen
  • ·        Relaxes and stretches muscles
  • ·        Improves range of motion
  • ·        Restores suppleness and elasticity
  • ·        Relieves pain and stress
  • ·        Improves circulation
  • ·        Eases muscle stiffness and soreness
  • ·        Speeds recovery and healing from exertion

Treatments will be for 10-15 minutes on an area of your choice for the cost of £5 per treatment.

Lucy intends to be at the club from noon every Saturday, depending on demand.  If you would like to book in a treatment for before or after a match, please contact her on info@ERSports.co.uk.

ERSports is also offering all members of Farnborough Old Boys Guild Football Club 10% off all full priced treatments. ERSports is a mobile service and so Lucy would come to your home to carry out the treatment, as long as it is in the Orpington/Petts Wood/Bromley area; alternatively, treatments can be booked to take place at Bromley Cricket Club.

For further information on ERSports, visit their website at www.ERSports.co.uk


FOBG Club Clothing

The Club in conjunction with Winston Sports have commissioned a range of FOBG Clothing incoporating the club badge and optional name or initials. The price range is as shown below and if you are interested in purchasing any item please contact Roger French, Senior Vets co-manager, or email the club giving details of item required, size and initials to be added if desired.

FOBG Club Clothing  
Sweatshirts £16.00
Hoodies £18.00
Full zip hoodies £20.00
Rain jackets £26.00
Rain trousers £18.00
Polo Shirts £15.00
Beanie £7.00
T-shirts £10.00
Add initials £4.00
Add name £5.00
Size Guide XS S M L XL
Sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts 36 38 40 42-44 46
Rain jackets - 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48

 


Annual Subs OVERDUE

Please note FOBG annual subs of £50 are overdue.  You can pay via Paypal, click on "Pay Online".  All major credit cards accepted - you do not need a Paypal account.

Failure to pay may mean you are not selected.


Games played
Saturday 19th April 2014

haart of Kent County League
Premier Division
 
First XI
0 - 1 Bredhurst Juniors
 
haart of Kent County League
Division 3 West
 
Metrogas Reserves
1 - 2 Reserves
Russell Nethercot, Dan Godward
Match report
South London Alliance
Division 3
 
Third XI
Gary Harrigan 2 (1 pen.), James Price
3 - 1 Crayford Athletic
 

Tom Cooper (Open) Trophy
Group B
 
Fourth XI
Harry Tanner 2, Graeme Barnes
3 - 4 Teviot Rangers
 






Games played
Sunday 20th April 2014

Sunday XI
- No fixture
 
Friendly
 
Young Vets XI
0 - 4 Cudham United Vets
 
Friendly
 
Riverside Wanderers Vets
2 - 2 Senior Vets XI
Colin Mant, Andy Faulks
Match report






Games played
Tuesday 22nd April 2014

haart of Kent County League
Division 3 West
 
Reserves
Matt Ellis, Richard Pile
2 - 1 Bexlians Reserves
 






Games played
Thursday 24th April 2014

haart of Kent County League
Premier Division
 
Stansfeld O&B Club
- First XI
 






Fixtures for
Saturday 26th April 2014

First XI v.
No fixture
Reserves v.
Metrogas Reserves
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  haart of Kent County League
Division 3 West
Kick off:  2:45pm Meet:   1:30pm
Referee: Kevin Greenhead
Assistants:

Third XI v.
Bexley Sports
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  South London Alliance
Division 3
Kick off:  3:00pm Meet:   1:45pm
Referee: Rob Legg
Assistants: Alex Conteh and Josh Marshall
Fourth XI v.
TW AFC
Away at: 
Bishop Justus C of E School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 8HZ
Comp:  Bromley League
Division 1
Kick off:  2:00pm Meet:   12:45pm
Referee: Micky Kempster
Assistants: Please note 4G pitch






Fixtures for
Sunday 27th April 2014

Sunday XI v.
No fixture
Young Vets XI v.
Metrogas Vets
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  Friendly
Kick off:  10:30am Meet:   9:30am
Referee:
Assistants:

Senior Vets XI v.
Wellcome Super Vets
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  Friendly
Kick off:  10:30am Meet:   9:30am
Referee:
Assistants:






Fixtures for
Tuesday 29th April 2014

First XI v.
Stansfeld O&B Club
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  haart of Kent County League
Premier Division
Kick off:  6:30pm Meet:   5:15pm
Referee: Vince Kennedy
Assistants: Harry Phillips and Trevor Windget






Fixtures for
Wednesday 30th April 2014

Reserves v.
Meridian VP Reserves
Home at: 
Farnborough Sports Club
Comp:  haart of Kent County League
Division 3 West
Kick off:  6:30pm Meet:   5:30pm
Referee: Martin Cook
Assistants:






 
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