Bromley v Barnet preview
Bromley v Barnet preview

After the postponement of Tuesday night’s match due to a Covid case at Woking, Bromley get to return to National League action on Saturday afternoon when they entertain Barnet at Hayes Lane.

The Ravens suffered a 3-2 loss at home to Boreham Wood last weekend, which saw them slip to seventeenth in the table prior to Tuesday night’s fixtures, conceding the losing goal in the last minute of the game and they will be looking to bounce back in front of their own fans against a Barnet side who have also had a tough start to the campaign.

Under new manager Harry Kewell The Bees currently sit in 22nd place with 2 points from 6 matches, on Tuesday night they lost 4-2 away at Chesterfield, having come back from 2-0 down in the first half only to conceded two more in the second half. The Bees goals coming from Serhat Tasdemir & Sam Granville.  

When the sides met at Hayes Lane last season the game ended 2-2, Liam Trotter & Michael Cheek twice putting The Ravens in front only for Courtney Baker-Richards & Michael Pretrasso to equalise and it would prove to be one of Neil Smith’s last matches in charge of Bromley before he departed at the end of March.

Barnet who were in the midst of a very difficult campaign were under the caretaker management of Paul Fairclough at the time and after more changes at the helm The Bees eventually finished the season in twenty second place with 31 points from 42 games.  

Two games behind most sides in the league, Bromley have picked up 4 points from 4 matches played and Manager Andy Woodman will be looking for a response from his side after saying that the defensive performance against Boreham Wood ‘wasn’t them’, with The Ravens having scored nine and conceded nine goals so far.

Top scorer Michael Cheek has continued his fine form though having netted five times in four appearances.    

The match looks set to be a close fought encounter between teams who need to kick start their campaign and start picking up points as soon as possible.   

Tickets for the game must be purchased in advance from the Bromley FC website.

Picture supplied by Dave Budden.