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Match Preview | Bromley

The Bees host Bromley at The Hive on Good Friday as they look to return to form heading into the run-in.


Brennan’s side come into the clash on the back of 2 consecutive defeats to York City and Gateshead in the FA Trophy.


Bromley, on the other hand, come to the Hive having won 3 of their last 3 having scored 8 and conceded just 3.


The two sides have met competitively on 72 occasions,  with the Bees winning 32 and Bromley winning 29. The remaining 11 ended with the two sides settling for a draw.


Nickname: The Ravens

Founded: 1892

Ground: Hayes Lane

Manager: Andy Woodman

Top Scorer: Michael Cheek (12)

League Position: 8th


Recent Result: Bromley 4-0 Solihull Moors


One to watch: Michael Cheek

Cheek is Bromley’s top scorer in the 2022/23 National League campaign, with the centre-forward scoring 12 goals in 38 matches so far.

The Nuneaton born man has appeared in Andy Woodman’s starting line-up 85% of the time this season, with him playing 86% of all possible minutes. Cheek’s 12 goals so far this season have contributed towards 20% of his sides total for this campaign.

The centre-forward has faced the Bees 8 times throughout his career, winning 5 of those and contributing to 5 goals by scoring 4 and assisting 1.


In the dugout: Andy Woodman

Woodman’s footballing career began in 1989 with Crystal Palace where he played as a goalkeeper in the youth academy. Woodman never made any senior appearances for the Eagles before his departure to Exeter city in 1994, a club which he would make 6 senior appearances.

Woodman craved more playing time and in 1995 joined Northampton Town where made the bulk of his appearances. The Camberwell born man made 163 appearances for Northampton before joining Brentford on loan in 1999. Woodman spent two years playing with the Bees in London before going on to represent the likes of Oxford United, Southend United before retiring at Rushden & Diamonds in 2006.

Woodman began his first managerial role on February 1st 2017 when he was appointed as Whitehawk manager, he left at the end of the season following securing National League South safety.

Woodman joined Bromley in 2020/21 and has since managed 99 games, averaging 1.58 points per game. In those 99 games Woodman has faced the Bees 3 times, winning 2 and losing 1.


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