Local rivals will be looking to hit the goal trail

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The Memorial Ground will host the local derby between Farnham Town and Badshot Lea on Monday ()

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BADSHOT LEA and Farnham Town both go into the busy bank-holiday programme looking to strike gold in front of goal.

The Baggies entertain Banstead Athletic on Saturday, while Town travel to Cobham – and then the two rivals meet at the Memorial Ground in Farnham on Monday (11.30am).

Farnham boss Colin Millard was disappointed with his side’s FA Cup exit but said: “Overall I really enjoyed watching us play – some of our play was extremely fluent and we created numerous chances that, on another day, would have seen us out of sight at half-time.  

“Even when we were down to nine men we were the better team – but if you don’t take the chances, you run the risk of your opponents snatching something.

“But with the spirit we are showing, when we start finding the net more regularly we’re in for a very good season.”

The Baggies have a perfect three-out-of-three win record in the league this season and co-manager Gavin Smith wants to see that continue.

They went out of the FA Cup with a 4-2 defeat to Corinthain and Smith said: “It was disappointing.

“I always said if we went out of the cup it was to a team we knew were better than us, and deserving of it, and it wasn’t.

“We didn’t take our opportunity, too many missed chances and too many mistakes to let them into the game.

“We can’t afford to miss chances – you let teams off the hook and at some stage they’ll take their opportunity.

“Attitude, performance and work rate were all there though.

“We’re not worried about the lack of goals – we’ve scored something like 23 goals this season, averaging three goals a game. It’s when you’re not creating chances that there’s an issue – we just need to take them.

“We have a lot of good strikers to choose from, and what we want now is for one or two of them to say ‘this is me, smashing goals in’ – and then choosing them is easy.

“At the minute any one of them could start – they all have attributes that are good – but at some stage we want someone to step up and start scoring regularly so we can’t leave them out of the team.

“We have two tough games coming up – Banstead are always difficult and they don’t concede many goals.

“Farnham is a local derby and we want to win for the bragging rights – we want to beat them because they’re down the road. But they will be hard to beat.

“Hopefully there will be a good crowd – it makes a big difference to the atmosphere and the tempo of the game.”

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