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Match Preview: Bromley (A)

25 January 2020

The Bees make the short journey across London to Bromley FC on Saturday, as they look to make up ground in the pursuit of the playoffs.

Fixture: Bromley v Barnet

Competition: The Vanarama National League

Kick-Off: 3:00 pm

Date: 25th January 2020

Venue: Hayes Lane

The Bees

Manager: Darren Currie

Form: WDDDD

Top Scorer: Simeon Akinola (13 goals)

The Bees will look to continue their unbeaten run going having now played eight games without a loss since a 2-1 away defeat to Barrow back in November.

Having had to postpone some recent fixtures, the Bees last game in the league ended 1-1 against FC Halifax Town and Darren Currie’s side will hope to be able to turn 1 point into 3 on Saturday.

Bromley FC

Nickname: The Ravens

Manager: Neil Smith

Stadium: Hayes Lane

Top Scorer: Michael Cheek (12 goals)

Form: LWWLL

The Ravens have so far had a very promising season in the National League as they currently occupy 4th position and more importantly, a place in the playoffs.

However, Bromley will be disappointed with their recent form having dropped points in some key fixtures, most recently losing 2-0 away to top of the league Barrow. Goals from Dior Angus and John Rooney were enough to secure all three points for the Bluebirds on the day.

This afternoon's hosts are the 3rd joint-top goalscorers in the league alongside Torquay United having scored 52 goals so far, though have conceded 41.

The Gaffer: Neil Smith

Neil Smith started his footballing career with Tottenham Hotspur as part of their academy as a player before playing for clubs such as Gillingham, Fulham and Reading.

His managerial journey began with Woking on an interim basis with his first permanent position coming with Welling United. Smith has been with Bromley since 2011 in an assistant manager capacity before being handed the managers role in 2016.

One to Watch: Michael Cheek

Michael Cheek spent a lot of his youth career further down the leagues with Heybridge Swifts and Chelmsford City before playing for sides such as Braintree Town, Dagenham & Redbridge and last season, Ebbsfleet United.

This season, he signed for Bromley FC and has repaid the faith shown in him by the Ravens by scoring 12 league goals so far this season and he'll certainly be one to watch for the Bees.

What Darren Currie said

Coverage

You can follow all the action on iBarnet where we will be providing 90-minute match commentary with Sam Avery and Will Evans.

Alternatively, we will have live match updates on our official Twitter account, @BarnetFC, as well as all of the post-match reaction.


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