The Wood are back on the road this Saturday, March 2 (3pm), when we head to Bromley, in the National League. Here’s our preview…
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Luke Garrard has no fresh injuries to contend with.
The Wood’s home game against Solihull Moors was postponed last Saturday, due to their FA Trophy progression.
The Wood lost 2-0 last time out to Wrexham, who went top of the league with the win.
The Wood impressed for long periods of the game, but eventually succumbed to the promotion chasers.
The Wood currently sit 18th in the National League, on 39-points after 34 games.
Managed by 47-year-old Neil Smith, Bromley currently sit 11th in the National League table with 47 points, after 34 matches.
Bromley beat Hartlepool United away from home last time out, in a 2-1 victory, with Marc-Anthony Okoye and Luke Coulson scoring.
Smith’s side have won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five matches in the National League.
One to Watch – George Porter
Known for his passion and effort, as much as his goal-scoring abilities, George Porter is a fans’ favourite at Bromley.
The striker is now into his third season with them, having joined The Ravens from Welling United. Porter can also play as an attacking midfielder, or a winger.
Porter has continued to be an ever-present for Bromley this campaign, starting 32 matches and scoring six times.
Porter has also played for Leyton Orient and Burnley in the EFL and is now an experienced 26-years-old.
From the Dugout – Luke Garrard
“It has been a long time coming; the last time we played was against Wrexham 10 days ago and we want to try and get some frustrations out at Bromley.
“You look at what they have done in recent weeks to catapult them up the table, it has been fantastic. Smudge (Neil Smith) and Hammo (Mark Hammond) have done brilliantly in regards to getting their business done quite early.
“Hooper has gone in and hit the ground running and Luke Coulson has probably scored the goal of the season already.
“They identified that they needed to improve, and they have gone and done that. They are getting the fruits of their labour.
“We go there and we have had a good six/seven sessions in that period. We have been working on a lot of bits that I think we need to improve on, so hopefully we can implement that on Saturday.
“We are in a position where we are looking over our shoulder, we have got a little buffer, but for me it is very much about going to win games of football.
“Our agenda is to kick start a run that we need rather quickly.”