Farnborough are a side – like us – who were promoted to the GM Vauxhall Conference in 1994. Then the story got complicated. It wasn’t at first, though. For five seasons, we did battle with the side from Hampshire before they were relegated. When they returned after a two-season interlude, the relationship between us was about to change.
With us struggling at the foot of the table in 2002-3 Nationwide Conference, boss Wayne Turner left us with his P45 in hand. His replacement? Graham Westley, then in charge at Cherrywood Road. In coming to Boro’, he brought with him seven of his players to rebuild our fortunes at Broadhall Way. Farnborough then dropped out of the Conference National in 2005, before going into administration during the 2006-7 season.
At the end of that season, they were kicked out of the competition and reformed; opting to ditch their Town suffix and changing their colours (back) to yellow and blue.