Welcome to the website of Farnborough Old Boys Guild Football Club, founded in 1932 and affiliated to the Kent County FA.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
Sunday 17th November 2019
Elliott Miles, Sam Fitzgerald
Alan Fines 2, Mark Harrington, Sean Blackwell, Steve Shippey
Jay Hardy 3, Simon Thomas
Saturday 16th November 2019
George Perfitt, Paul Lee
Nick Pitt, Matt Edmonton
Gary Harrigan 3, George Osman 3, Jamie Tulloch 2, Grant Kelsey
Saturday 23rd November 2019
Welling Town Reserves
Division 3 West
Erith & Belvedere Reserves
Sunday 24th November 2019
Old Tamponians Super Vets
Eltham Town Blue
It was a tale of woe in the cups for our Kent County League sides on Saturday.
The First XI disappointingly lost 3-2 after extra time in the Bill Manklow Inter Regional Cup at Crockenhill, after missing a 90th minute penalty to win the match. George Perfitt and Paul Lee scored for the Guild. Crockenill's Alan Turnick has posted his photographs of the match on the league's website; you can view them HERE.
The Reserves had an identical result at home to Division Two West outfit Crayford Arrows in the quarter-final of the Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield. Nick Pitt and Matt Edmonton scored for FOBG. Touchline took some photos which are available to see HERE.
After a run of narrow defeats, the Third XI found some respite, winning 9-0 away to struggling London Legends. Gary Harrigan and George Osman both scored hat-tricks, with Jamie Tulloch getting two goals and Grant Kelsey one.
The Fourth XI's league match against South Dulwich was postponed because of a waterlogged top pitch at Farrow Fields.
The Sunday XI lost 3-2 at home to Portland in a league match. The winner came in the last minute of the 90. Elliot Miles and Sam Fitzgerald scored for Vince Wray's side.
The Sunday Reserves had a superb 1-0 win away to FC Royals in the Kent Sunday Junior Cup. The winner was scored by Steve Townsend but man of the match was keeper Charlie Merrick.
The Vets also played a strong side, in the form of Bird in Hand Vets at home. The Guild recovered from a 3-1 deficit to win 5-3. Prolific striker Alan Fines scored twice, with Mark Harrington, Steve Shippey and Sean Blackwell also finding the net. Mark's match report can be read HERE.
The Senior Vets played for the first time under new management duo Ian Coles and Colin Mant, and came back from a goal down away to AFC Greenwich Super Vets to win 4-1, helped by a Jay Hardy hat-trick and a goal from Simon Thomas. Read Patrice Mongelard's match report HERE.
The Under 12 Colts had no fixture scheduled.
"The Guild" issue no. 2
The second edition of our brand new magazine has been published!
32 packed pages (only the back cover has advertising) covering news of all nine Guild teams, player profiles, photos, behind the scenes, etc.
We intend to produce a few issues each season.
Available from team managers, behind the clubhouse bar, through social media or you can obtain your copy for £2 inc. p&p by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Senior Vets co-managers
Current players Ian Coles and Colin Mant will take over from Mick O'Flynn and Patrice Mongelard as co-managers of the Senior Vets from this Sunday's match, following Mick's decision to step down due to ill health. Patrice will continue with the side's administration duties.
Good luck to Ian and Colin, they take over a well-run and committed squad.
Our Saturday academy sessions are still open to all aspiring footballers!
Enrol or ask for more details by calling Luke Johnson on 07808 736521 or emailing the club. Download and/or print the flyer by clicking on it.
Our Social Media
As well as our website, we have an official presence on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. In addition, most of our nine teams have their own Twitter accounts.
Got an injury or niggle?
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Jazz at the Guild
We have high quality live jazz every Friday night at Farrow Fields. Click on the poster to see who's playing.
FA CHARTER STANDARD
FOBG has held FA Charter Standard Adult Club status for several years now. This is official recognition by the Football Association given to non-league clubs that have demonstrated that they are well run and sustainable. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
The benefits of having Charter Standard status include:
- Use of the FA Charter Standard Logo
- Enhancement of funding applications and bids
- Kit and equipment grants from the Football Foundation
- Exclusive workshops
- Starter pack, including posters, codes of conduct, certificates
This represents a major step forward in the development of Farnborough OBG FC and illustrates the ambitions of the club to develop further both on and off the field.
Many thanks to Malcolm Poynter for his hard work in achieving this recognition for the club.More information regarding FA Charter Standard status.