Hard Working Farnham Deserve Their 1-1 Draw Away At Jersey Bulls.
It’s no secret that Farnham Town has aspirations to win promotion to Step 4 of the National League System.
So, in facing one of the favourites to achieve that feat this season, an awayday trip to play Jersey Bulls on the all-weather surface at Spingfield Stadium represented a significant test of such aspirations.
And one the Town came through with flying colours.
After 45 minutes of an even, if feisty first half, it seemed inevitable that both sides would be even at the break.
Unfortunately for Farnham it wasn’t to be, with Bulls’ midfielder Rubin Mendes setting up striker Daryl Wilson for a simple goal right on the stroke of half time.
Such a set-back might knock the stuffing out of some sides, especially away from home.
However, this is a ‘new style’ Farnham Town.
One in which manager Tony Reid has, admittedly, introduced a number of new players.
But also one in which he has trusted in youth, and brought out the best in more established players such as full backs Tom Smith and Max Meaton, the latter the Town’s outstanding player on the day.
And one to which he and his backroom staff have introduced a real team spirit.
A spirit which was shown to full effect as Farnham fought back to equalise five minutes into the second half when Josh Ogunseye crossed for Max Blackmore to score from a powerful shot off the underside of the crossbar, his fourth goal in five games for Farnham.
It was a further tribute to both the Town’s game plan and overall work ethic that Jersey were unable to regain their lead. In fact, Farnham were probably the better side as the match petered out in a scrappy second half with both sides seemingly happy to settle for a single point.
After the match, Town manager Tony Reid admitted that, given Jersey’s home record, he’d have taken the point.
However, being selfish, he wanted more!
It’s this confidence, together with his commitment to attack teams and put them on the back foot, that explains why the Farnham fans have taken Tony to their hearts
Vive la revolution!
Bouyed by such a fine away performance, The Town will be looking to go one better and pick up three points when they travel to mid-table Balham next Saturday.
MOTM : Max Meaton