Wealdstone v Bromley - Match Preview
THE DETAILS Wealdstone v Bromley National League Grosvenor Vale Tuesday 11th May, 7:45pm 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. We 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 last month with his first game in charge coming against the Stones at Bromley's Hayes Lane ground on Good Friday. The Stones were pegged back to a 2-2 draw by the hosts after goals from Connor Smith and Ryan Gondoh gave them an early two-goal lead. Since then Woodman's side have picked up some strong results that have pushed them back into the play-off places as we approach the final run-in of the season.
WHAT WAS SAID?:
Stones boss Stuart Maynard: "It's a really tough test, they're going for the play-offs and we said when we went down to there place that it was a really good point against a team that has bundles and bundles of talent throughout their whole squad. They're form is really good, we seem to be playing the form teams at the moment after playing Dagenham and Stockport, so yeah it is going to be a tough test.
"All we ask from the lads is that we will set them up and they give their all. Once they give their all for the football club, and with fans back next week, they will see what our fans are about and what they really want and how much they want from you, if you give all that then the fans will be behind you and give us that extra 10% we need to get results at The Vale."
TEAM NEWS Riley Harbottle returned form injury in Saturday's defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, starting the game at right-back before revering back into the centre of defence. Jack Cawley's loan deal at Concord Rangers is set to expire and he could be back available for selection after featuring for his former-club in the FA Trophy final at Wembley Stadium. Danny Parish also recovered from illness to play in Saturday's defeat, producing a positive performance from the bench, the same for Alex Dyer also who recovered from a dead leg. Dennon Lewis is a doubt after aggravating the injury that kept him out against Stockport County. George Shelvey, Nikola Tavares, George Langston and Josh Meekings all remain injured whilst new signing Craig Fasanmade will not feature until next season after committing to the club after the registration deadline for this season.
FORM GUIDE Stones: Dagenham & Redbridge (H) 0-5 L Stockport County (A) 4-0 L
Yeovil Town (H) 0-2 L
Aldershot Town (A) 2-0 L
Maidenhead United (H) 0-6 L
Torquay United (A) 0-0 D Hartlepool United (H) 1-0 W (Arthurs) Chesterfield (H) 1-2 L (Arthurs) FC Halifax Town (A) 1-2 W (Cheek, Alabi) Chesterfield (A) 1-2 W (Cheek, Kizzi)
WHO TO WATCH FOR: Michael Cheek: The Bromley striker is a prolific finisher at this level, doing it time and time again at different clubs. He has 22 goals from 39 appearances this season and will be hungry to add to his tally when Bromley visit The Vale on Tuesday evening. He began his career with Heybridge Swifts before moving to Chelmsford City in the National League South, scoring 35 goals in 66 games there. This earned him a move up a division to Braintree Town where he netted 42 in 98 and the goals continued after moves to Dagenham & Redbridge and then Ebbsfleet United before the latter's relegation last season saw him move to Bromley.
HEAD-TO-HEAD Played - 73 Won - 32 Drawn - 15 Lost - 27
LAST FIVE MEETINGS: Apr 2020 - Bromley 2-2 Stones (Smith, Gondoh)
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)
MATCH SPONSORS We would like to thank Tuesday night's match sponsor Dominic Trigg and ball sponsors Alan Couch and Graham Clark & Mike Pullen for their sponsorship of the game.
Preview by Chris Woods