City look to continue good away form at Bromley
Bromley v St Albans City Saturday, November 28 – 3pm KO Where: Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF (Tel: 020 8460 5291) Who: City travel to Hayes Lane on Saturday looking to extend their good away from in the league. Hayes Lane has proved a happy hunting g
Bromley v St Albans City
Saturday, November 28 - 3pm KO
Where: Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF (Tel: 020 8460 5291)
Who: City travel to Hayes Lane on Saturday looking to extend their good away from in the league. Hayes Lane has proved a happy hunting ground for the Saints who are unbeaten there since a 1-0 defeat in April 1996. Since then City have drawn twice and won on their last three visits to BR2.
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Manager Mark Goldberg made very few changes to the squad over the summer but did welcome striker Gareth A Williams (not to be confused with goalkeeper Gareth I Williams) back to the club along with Ashley Carew who is also enjoying his second spell with the Lillywhites.
Season so far: Bromley are well placed in the Blue Square South table three points off the play-offs and with three games in hand on Basingstoke who currently occupy the last play-off spot.
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The Lillywhites had a disastrous start to the league campaign in front of their own fans losing their first two home games to Havant & Waterlooville (2-0) and Hampton & Richmond (2-1). Since then though Mark Goldberg's side are unbeaten at home and have run out comfortable winners in their last two home games beating fellow play-off hopefuls Woking (3-1) and Basingstoke Town (2-0).
However Bromley go into the game on the back of a 0-0 draw at Bath City and a 2-0 defeat at league leaders Newport County in their last outing.
Last season: This fixture last season presented the fans with plenty of goals with no fewer than 14 over the two games.
A brace from Paul Hakim and a late strike from Gary Cohen gave City all three points in the game at Hayes Lane while Ben Martin's hat-trick wasn't enough to stop the Saints slipping to a remarkable 5-4 defeat at Clarence Park.
Players: Paul Bastock sits out the last of his two-game suspension following his dismissal at Basingstoke Town with Michael Emery set to continue in his absence.
Danny Johnson is available again after missing last weekend's defeat at Woking because he was cup-tied.
Bromley boss Mark Goldberg is looking to add to his squad after it was hit by a spate of injuries. Midfielder, Ryan Hall, who was one of the league's stand-out players last year is currently missing with a broken metatarsal and defender Jerome Sobers is struggling with a hamstring strain. Former Saints striker Warren McBean has also been hampered by a hamstring strain but the Lillywhites are hopeful their top scorer will be available for the visit of his former team.
Referee: Charles Breakspear (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey) assisted by T P Hatt & K Welsh.
Mr Breakspear took charge of Bromley's 1-1 draw at home to Weston-super-Mare when he sent off the Lillywhites' Robbie Kember.