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Saturday 4th February 2023
Division 2 West
Grant Kelsey (pen.), John James, Lewis Kemp
Sunday 5th February 2023
Wickham Park Vets
Catford Wanderers Vets
U13s Div 2
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Saturday 11th February 2023
Stansfeld O&B Club Res.
Division 2 West
Saturday Round-up: 4 February
The First XI continued their good form, beating Stansfeld O&B Club Reserves 3-0 in the league at Farrow Fields. The game was an even affair for the first half hour, but then FOBG were awarded a penalty for handball which Grant Kelsey tucked away. From then on Farnborough controlled the game, and added goals from John James and debutant Lewis Kemp to add gloss to the scoreline. The two sides meet in the return fixture next Saturday.
The Second XI ran into a very good Horsmonden side in the Sevenoaks Charity Cup, and came away beaten 5-0. "The best side we have played for several years", said player/manager Jez Allen.
Weekend Round-up: 28/29 January
The weather finally relented to give us a full set of fixtures played last weekend. All teams had league games, with the exception of the Sunday XI and Colts who both had cup quarter-finals.
The First XI put on a fine display to thump Dulwich Village 5-1 at Farrow Fields. Grant Kelsey hit two, with other goals coming from John James, Tommy Churchyard and Liam Cormack (his first for the club).
The Second XI also had a home game, beating Red Velvet Reserves 3-0 with goals from George Perry, Jack Millard and TJ Kode. The three points lifts them to second in the table. Player/manager Jez Allen was a happy man: "A convincing performance today with a scoreline that could have been much bigger but for the performance of their keeper. We dominated the game from start to finish putting some great moves together to create multiple chances. The deadlock was finally resolved by George’s free kick after half an hour. An early second half goal by Jack Millard settled any nerves and then TJ finally put the game out of reach late on."
The Sunday XI made it through to the semi-finals of the Paul Picard Cup with a convincing 8-1 win away to Premier Division Beckenham Rovers. On his 150th competitive match for the Guild, Mason Horne hit a hat-trick. Dave Bentley grabbed a brace, with Toby Palmer, Paul Lee and Simon Cooper also on the scoresheet. They have another quarter-final this weekend in the London Sunday Trophy, going over to Essex to take on Brook Athletic.
Both our Vets teams had 4-2 victories. The Vets won 4-2 away to Riverside Wanderers with the goals shared between Si Davies, Mark Fisher, Phil Sommer and Dean Murphy (his first of the season). Player/manager Damien Preston called it "A great all round performance after no game since the first week of December".
The Senior Vets recovered from two goals down at home to Sanco Super Vets with four goals, also shared around. The benficiaries were George Kleanthous, Peter Harvey, Jay Hardy and Aaron McWilliams. Player/manager George: "We gave a great battling performance to come from 2-0 down with less than half an hour to go to win so I’m really proud of the team spirit shown to keep fighting to turn the game around."
An injury-hit Colts side bowed out of the Kent Under 15 Boys Cup, going down 2-1 at home to Sheppey United. Co-manager Paul Raggett: "Down to the bare bones again, we gave them far too much respect and went in 2-0 down at half-time. We played fantastic football in the second half, got the early goal we needed, had our chances to make it 2-2 and take it to extra time but couldn’t convert".
The Under 13s suffered their second league defeat of the season, putting in their worst performance of the campaign in losing 3-0 at home to a strong Allstars Comets side who now top the division.
The Under 10s took part in another Selkent Cup at London Marathon Playing Fields.
Tough draw for the Sunday XI
The Sunday XI have been drawn away to Brook Athletic of the Essex Corinthian League Senior Division in the London Sunday Trophy quarter-finals. The match is scheduled for Sunday 5 February (k.o. to be confirmed).
Newbury Park based Brook were the Premier Division Champions and Essex Corinthian Cup Winners last season so manager Vince Wray and his squad know they face a stiff test to reach the semi-finals but will be relishing the challenge.
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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.