Farnham Town manager Paul Johnson praised his side’s character after they won 3-2 at Sandhurst Town in the Combined Counties Premier Division South last Tuesday night (October 31).
Town were quick out of the blocks and raced into an early 2-0 lead. Adam Liddle put the visitors ahead in the ninth minute when he flicked the ball home, and Shamal Edwards made it 2-0 on 23 minutes when he turned the ball home from close range.
Sandhurst pulled a goal back on 31 minutes through Haydon Vaughan’s deflected shot, and the hosts equalised in the 50th minute when Jose Sani found the top corner.
Farnham pushed for a winner, and Darryl Sanders struck in the 88th minute when he finished off a swift counter attack.
The victory extended Farnham’s winning start in the Combined Counties Premier Division South to 12 games, and Town are currently seven points clear of Knaphill and Jersey Bulls.
“We showed good character,” said Johnson.
“We started the game really well, and when Sandhurst got it back to 2-2 we didn’t panic.
“We left it late to get the winner – but we were pushing for it and looked like we were going to get the win.”
Farnham were frustrated by the weather on Saturday when their league game at home to Spelthorne Sports at The Memorial Ground was postponed after heavy rain on Friday night.
Next up for Farnham is a home game against Snodland Town in the second round proper of the FA Vase on Saturday (3pm) and Johnson is expecting a tough test.
“Snodland have come up through the leagues and have players with Step 4 experience – so it will be a tough test for us,” said Johnson.