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Bromley v Wealdstone - Match Preview


THE DETAILS Bromley v Wealdstone National League Hayes Lane Friday 2nd April, 3:00pm kick-off


This fixture will be hosted behind closed doors.


HOW TO WATCH Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country, this fixture will be held behind closed doors. Our hosts are live streaming the event and you can purchase your streaming passes HERE.

THE CONTEXT Bromley appointed Arsenal goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman as First Team Manager this week following the surprise sacking of stalwart Neil Smith whilst the club occupied the play-off positions. His first game will be the Good Friday fixture against the Stones after Alan Dunne and Roger Johnson took caretaker charge of the side in last week's 3-0 defeat to Wrexham, that saw them slip to tenth in the table. The Stones will also be licking their wounds from a 3-0 away defeat after they were beaten by Solihull Moors in midweek.

TEAM NEWS Wealdstone's injury woes at the back suffered further on Tuesday evening with debutant Nikola Tavares hobbling off with a quad injury, Michael Phillips also came off injured in the same game. Daniel Bowry is expected to return to Cheltenham this week after his loan spell ended and fellow defensive loanees George Langston and Joseph Olowu continue to be on the sidelines. Riley-Jay Harbottle got through the Solihull game unscathed after a knock in the Woking game the week previous.

FORM GUIDE Stones: Solihull Moors (A) 3-0 L Woking (H) 0-1 L Weymouth (A) 4-0 L Notts County (H) 0-1 L King's Lynn Town (H) 3-1 W (Green, Lafayette, Mendy)


Bromley:

Wrexham (A) 3-0 L Sutton United (H) 1-3 L (Bridge) Solihull Moors (H) 1-0 W (Kizzi) Yeovil Town (A) 2-1 W (Cheek, Reid) Barnet (H) 2-2 D (Trotter, Cheek)

WHO TO WATCH FOR Jack Bridge: Bridge is new to the Ravens squad this season after joining from National League South side Concord Rangers in January. He's made a positive impact down the left-hand side so far, starting in every game since his arrival and scoring on the live BT Sport fixture at home to Aldershot Town and defeat to league leaders Sutton United. He's played in the EFL for Southend United, Northampton Town and Carlisle United before his move to Concord at the start of this season.


HEAD-TO-HEAD Played - 73 Won - 32 Drawn - 14 Lost - 27


LAST FIVE MEETINGS: Jul 2018 - Stones 1-2 Bromley (Bubb) Dec 2014 - Bromley 1-1 Stones (Jolly) Aug 2014 - Stones 0-4 Bromley Apr 2006 - Stones 1-2 Bromley (Alexander) Feb 2006 - Bromley 3-2 Stones (Beckford, Hall)


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