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PREVIEW | Bromley (H)

Updated: Mar 25


THE DETAILS

Wealdstone v Bromley

Vanarama National League

Grosvenor Vale

Saturday 26th March, 3:00pm kick-off


TICKETS

Grosvenor Vale will be operating at a reduced capacity for Saturday's fixture with a small section of the ground remaining closed due to pitch barrier repair works, although Saturday's usual ticket prices are on offer for both home and away supporters, with the game segregated and tickets are available both online and at the turnstile.


Tickets for Saturday's National League fixture are £15 Adults, £10 Concessions, £8* 18-23 years old and £5 U18s. Get your tickets online now by clicking HERE.


Please note, that Saturday is Non-League Day 2022 and season ticket holders of any Premier League or EFL football club can purchase a concession ticket for £10, just produce your season ticket as proof at the turnstile on the day. Get your tickets online now by clicking HERE.


And in conjunction with the National League we are also running the National Lottery's Football Weekend ticket offer


Those that have purchased a match ticket can redeem their buy one get one free ticket in person from the ticket booth at The Vale on Saturday.


All purchases are subject to showing a valid legible National Lottery Ticket at the time of redemption. Draw-based games, scratch cards, online games, and tickets are all eligible.


Season Ticket Holders will simply need to present their Season Ticket Card along with their valid National Lottery Ticket to collect their buy one get one free ticket. Limit of one free ticket for each Season Ticket.


You can find all the information on this offer by clicking HERE.


*online purchases only


THE CONTEXT

Bromley's play-off hopes took a big hit in midweek after they lost 2-1 away to mid-table Yeovil Town, dropping them to tenth and five points outside the play-off places. The Ravens have had another memorable run in the FA Trophy though, where they face National League North side York City in the semi-finals. Wealdstone ran the runaway league leaders Stockport County close on the weekend, taking a 2-0 lead at Edgeley Park only to be blitzed away by a second half comeback by the hosts to result in a 4-2 defeat. Weymouth's defeat to Woking in midweek has concreted the Stones' survival chances in the National League.


TEAM NEWS

Stones boss Stuart Maynard will be without midfielder Ashley Charles who is away on international duty representing Grenada. Defenders Nikola Tavares, Connor McAvoy and Andrew Eleftheriou all missed the last game with injury whilst David Sesay was also substituted in that match with what looked like cramp.


WHAT WAS SAID?

Stuart Maynard: "It feels like as a management team we have that connection now as a football club. We're all pulling together in the same direction and it's a powerful tool and I think it's why we have picked the points up that we have because we're all in it together. We know at times there will be disappointments with results but there's not been many this year and our fans have been just unbelievable."


FORM GUIDE

Stones:

Stockport County (A) 4-2 L (Cook, Henry)

Weymouth (H) 3-2 W (Browne 2, Cook)

Maidenhead United (A) 0-2 W - (Cook, Browne)

Eastleigh (A) 4-1 L (Clayden)

Torquay United (H) 1-1 D - (Mundle-Smith)


Bromley:

Yeovil Town (A) 2-1 L (Alexander) Wrexham (H) 0-0 D FC Halifax Town (A) 1-0 L Solihull Moors (H) 3-1 W (Cheek 2, Alabi) Torquay United (A) 0-0 D


WHO TO WATCH FOR?

George Alexander: The 21-year old midfielder came through the ranks at Millwall before joining Bromley in the summer and has adjusted to life in the National League with ease. The youngster has made 28 appearances so far this season, scoring six times including in the dramatic 3-2 win over Wealdstone back in December. Will be a nuisance in the midfield for the Stones to contend with and if he keeps his form up, will be looking forward to a future beyond non-league football.


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Played - 76

Won - 32

Drawn - 15

Lost - 29


LAST FIVE MEETINGS

Dec 2021 - Bromley 3-2 Stones - (Umerah, Cook) May 2021 - Stones 0-1 Bromley

Apr 2021 - Bromley 2-2 Stones - (Gondoh, Smith) Jul 2018 - Stones 1-2 Bromley - (Bubb) Dec 2014 - Bromley 1-1 Stones - (Jolly)


SPONSORS

We would like to thank Saturday's match sponsors Rolfe East, The Guild and 'In memory of Brian 'Kat' Kelly' all for their continued support of the club, it has been much appreciated and felt this season. And we would like to thank Saturday's ball sponsor Alan Couch for his ongoing support of the club.


Preview by Chris Woods

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