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Chelmsford City v Farnborough preview
12:38pm Monday 18th March 2013 in Sport
CHELMSFORD City have the opportunity to put distance between themselves and one of the small posse of clubs aiming to move into the top five when they meet Farnborough tonight (7.45pm at Melbourne Stadium), but boss Glenn Pennyfather has reiterated that his team face a side in form.
Farnborough are one of the clubs who’ll rate their chances of creeping into the play-off positions before the end of the season, and their last two matches suggest they’re building a run.
On Saturday they won 1-0 away at Sutton United, which followed a victory by the same scoreline at Eastbourne Borough a week earlier.
Glenn said: “Farnborough are a good side who move the ball about well and I’ve watched them a couple of times. They put six past Eastleigh earlier in the season - which takes some doing - and they’ve beaten Tonbridge away too.
"We had a tough game at the weekend but we’ll have to freshen ourselves up and go again.”
The Clarets drew 2-2 at Bath City on Saturday, conceding a late goal which prevented them from claiming a deserved three points, but Glenn took positives from the match.
It put a welcome point on the board after three league defeats in four games, and he added: “I was proud of our players, who all gave their best in trying circumstances.”
“On a different day, if we’d have put more of our chances away, we would have come home with a victory, but it was still a hard earned point.
"There were a lot of good individual performances, and we came together as a team. Now we hope a few of our lads will pass fitness tests ready for Farnborough.”