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Taunton Town vs Farnborough


Date Time League Season
February 23, 2019 3:00 pm Evo-Stik League 2018/19


Match Report

Taunton earned a hard working victory to complete the double over their Hampshire opponents.

Farnborough made the better start and a Reggie Young was tipped onto the post by Taunton keeper Lloyd Irish.

Taunton began to settle and took the lead three minutes later when Ryan Brett’s free kick was headed in by vice captain Shane White.

Taunton had an opportunity to increase the lead after 37 minutes but Dan Sullivan’s cross eluded top scorer Andrew Neal.

Taunton had a corner after 52 minutes but visiting keeper Liam Beach comfortably caught the ball. This was the start of a sustained period of pressure for Taunton and Dan Sullivan, Andrew Neal and Ed Palmer all had chances which went begging.

Farnborough always looked lively on the break and were awarded a penalty on the hour when Matt Wright was penalized for a foul. Kurtis Cumberbatch struck his penalty well but Irish brilliantly tipped the ball onto the crossbar and the ball was cleared.

Ollie Chamberlain thought he had scored after 65 minutes but his header brought a good save from Beach. Two minutes later Neal had a good shot which hit the crossbar.

A second goal always looked likely for the home side and it arrived after 76 minutes from a penalty by Neal following a handball.

Farnborough pulled a goal back after 90 minutes when sub Michael Fernandes scored following a through ball by Young but it was not enough and the Peacocks were able to celebrate a hard earned three points.

Game Details

Match: Taunton Town v Farnborough
Date: February 23, 2019
Competition: Evo Stik League | Southern Premier
Venue: Viridor Stadium
Kick Off: 3.00pm
Attendance: 751
Match Sponsor: Celtic Construction
Match Ball Sponsor: Celtic Construction


Taunton: Lloyd Irish, Pierce Mitchell, Lewis Hall (Keith Emmerson 86), Shane White, Ed Palmer, Matt Buse, Ollie Chamberlain, Ryan Brett, Matt Wright (captain) (Josh Nelmes 90+2), Dan Sullivan (Craig Veal 85), Andrew Neal. Subs not used – Ben Adelsbury, Matt Villis.

Farnborough: Liam Beach, Aaron Oakley, Seth Owens, Tom Leggett, Rob Bartley (Michael  Fernandes 69), Kurtis Cumberbatch, John Oyenuga, Elliott Bonds, Marc Charles-Smith (captain) (Perry Coles 69), Connor Cullen (Harry Cooksley 69), Reggie Young. Subs not used – Tony Halsey, Matt Bevans.


RefereeJack Clench (Bristol)
Referee’s Assistant 1Paul Kempen (Penzance)
Referee’s Assistant 2Stephen Kay (Cheddar)

Match Photos

Ashley Harris