PREVIEW | Bromley v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 28 Mar 2018

Bromley v Wrexham

Date: 30/03/2018

Kick-Off: 15:00

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: Hayes Lane

The Dragons come into this weekend's doubleheader unbeaten in our last fifteen matches and yet to taste defeat in 2018. Last weekend we played host to Maidstone United at the Racecourse Ground where Shaun Pearson's bullet header was the difference in a 1-0 win. Last time on the road we faced off against Woking where Andy Davies' took a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Kingfield Stadium. The home side took the lead against the run of play before Paul Rutherford equalised before half-time. After the break, Marcus Kelly put the Dragons ahead before Woking equalised ten minutes before time. 

As for Bromley they've been in action more than most in recent weeks as they cemented their place at Wembley in the FA Trophy. Last weekend they made history in the second leg of the Semi-Final, beating Gateshead 4-3 on aggregate. Having travelled to Gateshead they returned to the North-East to take on Hartlepool United on Tuesday, where they fell to a 2-1 defeat. Now they have their third game in six days when they take on Wrexham. 

Wrexham skipper Pearson is a clear born leader and has truly been a figurehead over the last fortnight. After popping up with the goal last weekend he rallied the troops and toured each of the three Wrexham occupied stands to send a message that we are all in this together. If Pearson says so, we've all got to in these last seven games. 

For the Ravens,  midfielder Josh Rees has been in fine form since joining from Chelmsford City in the summer. The 24-year old has netted 14 goals for Bromley this season including one against Hartlepool in midweek. The former Arsenal trainee had a loan spell with Brentford before joining Nottingham Forest in 2013. After loans with Nuneaton and Torquay United, he joined Chelmsford and thrived with regular football and has continued that this season for the Ravens.

Since Bromley's promotion to the National League in 2015 we've met on five occasions, all coming in the league. Our first meeting came on the opening day of the 2015/16 campaign, a historic afternoon for the Ravens. Their first game at this level they ran out 3-1 winners with Sean Francis, Alex Wall and Moses Emmanuel netting to cancel out Wes York's opener on 22 minutes. At the Cae Ras it was a different story as Lee Fowler and Connor Jennings scored within six minutes of each other in the first half to give Wrexham the lead. Last time we met was in September where Ntumba Massanka's brace sealed the points, a few months after he scored two at Hayes Lane in a 4-3 loss. The Dragons have three wins to Bromley's two in this fixture.

Following the return of James Jennings from suspension and Manny Smith from injury, Andy Davies has a full squad to choose from.

Can't make it to Hayes Lane? You can follow the game with FREE live commentary on Calon FMMixlr, the TuneIn app, 105FM or online. You can also access live text commentary on Twitter @Wrexham_AFC. Following the game, you can catch our highlights on YouTube - 'Wrexham AFC'.

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