Bromley v Hartlepool United preview
Bromley v Hartlepool United preview

Bromley are back in National League action on Monday afternoon when they take on high flying Hartlepool Utd at Hayes Lane.

The Ravens were without a game on Saturday, but they are still sitting in ninth in the table just one point off the play of places with 55 points from 36 games played.

Last time out Andy Woodman’s side lost 2-1 at home to Chesterfield, Jude Arthurs scoring the Bromley goal on the day he signed a professional contract with the team.

Hartlepool go into the game having beaten Chesterfield 3-1 at the weekend thanks to an own goal and strikes from Oates and Armstrong, the win taking them up to third in the table on an impressive points tally of 70 from 37 matches played.

When the sides met in the reverse fixture back in October the game ended 0-0, which was the first points Dave Challinor’s side had dropped at the start of their campaign.

The Ravens were without the injured Byron Webster, Jack Holland, Taylor Maloney and Courtney Duffus last a Tuesday while Kory Roberts and Charlie Wakefield seem to be out of favour with new boss Woodman who had won four, drawn two and lost one of his opening seven games in charge.

The game looks set to be close again with a lot at stake for Pools and Bromley who need to keep in touch with the top seven as the season Enters the final month.

The game takes place behind closed doors due to COVID 19 restrictions, but fans can watch the game on the club’s excellent live stream service for £9.99.

Hopefully this will be the last game to be held without fans at Hayes Lane, as Bromley embark on four consecutive away fixtures prior to the last home game against Notts County on 29th May, which is after the next stage on the Government Road Map.

Picture supplied by Dave Budden.