Saints hope sun will shine on their fortunes

PUBLISHED: 09:53 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

St Albans City v Bromley Blue Square South – January 17, 2009 Clarence Park (Kick off 3pm) THE SAINTS are hoping that the weather is kind to them this weekend as they welcome Bromley to Clarence Park. St Albans haven t played since New Year s Day and will

St Albans City v Bromley

Blue Square South - January 17, 2009

Clarence Park (Kick off 3pm)

THE SAINTS are hoping that the weather is kind to them this weekend as they welcome Bromley to Clarence Park. St Albans haven't played since New Year's Day and will be itching to get back to action after two decent results against Hampton & Richmond. City have a good record against Bromley and have not lost to them since the visitors recorded a 1-0 victory at Clarence Park in 1997.

l Last Meeting - Two Paul Hakim goals set St Albans on their way to a 3-2 victory when they travelled to Hayes Lane at the beginning of November. Gary Cohen scored City's third to complete the win, with Nic McDonnell scoring both of Bromley's goals.

l Form - The Lillywhites visit Clarence Park looking for their first win since they beat Fisher Athletic 2-0 on December 6. A 4-0 defeat at Maidenhead was followed up by consecutive 3-1 defeats to Welling United over the Christmas and New Year period. A Warren McBean goal in injury time helped Bromley grab a 2-2 draw in their last outing, away at Havant & Waterlooville.

l Players to watch - Warren McBean will provide the goal threat for The Lillywhites with 11 goals to his name already this season. The former Barnet and Farnborough striker has scored 10 in his last 13 games and he will be looking to add to that at Clarence Park on Saturday.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Ryan Hall has been in good form, notching five goals and City will have to be wary of his runs from midfield.

Looking to keep the Saints strikers out will be goalkeeper Gareth Williams. Williams, who moved to Hayes Lane from Sutton United in February of last year, has been an ever present for Bromley this term, keeping six clean sheets in the process.

l Team News - Captain Ben Martin, Chris Seeby and Scott Cousins are all expected to recover from flu in time to feature on Saturday but Gary Cohen is suspended following his red card on Boxing Day. Simon Martin is the most likely candidate to deputise for Cohen. Adam Everitt will be eager for a recall to the starting eleven having joined City from Bromley in November.

The visitors have been rocked by the news that striker Nic McDonnell is giving up football. The striker, who scored both of the Lillywhites goals in the game at Hayes Lane, has been frustrated at his lack of goals and the number of yellow cards he has been receiving and he has decided to take a break from the game.


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