5 February 2021

Away Day: Weymouth

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The Ravens head to the Bob Lucas Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take on Weymouth in the Vanarama National League.

Live stream

Weymouth have advised that they will be streaming the match on Saturday afternoon. To access the stream please click here.

Team News

The Ravens welcome back Chris Bush to the side after serving a one match suspension, as he slots in at left-back allowing Frankie Raymond to return to his central midfield role.

Neil Smith continues to be without Harry Forster and Luke Coulson, with neither fit enough for today’s match. Billy Bingham and Liam Trotter miss the game through suspension.

Build-up

The Ravens had to quickly put behind the disappointment of Tuesday’s postponement in Notthingham, with three days to prepare for the latest away trip to Weymouth.

Taylor Maloney in training on Friday afternoon.

Neil Smith’s men will be looking to continue the form showed in last weekend’s 2-0 success over Aldershot Town, with Jack Bridge and Michael Cheek picking up the goals on the night.

Michael Cheek now has 11 goals in the National League this season.

The Ravens will be without Liam Trotter as he serves his final of his three match ban following his red card in the 2-1 defeat to FC Halifax Town. Billy Bingham will also miss out in Dorset, after receiving his fifth booking of the season in last Saturday’s home win.

Neil Smith will hope to be able to welcome back Harry Forster and Luke Coulson into his squad, with both spending time out of the team due to injury.

Preview – by John Self

As a consequence of the Notts County away fixture being brought forward to Tuesday evening, and then postponed due to heavy rain just before kick off, Bromley would have been without a fixture this Saturday. 

As Weymouth were without a fixture, it made sense for both clubs to agree to bring forward the fixture scheduled for 9 March to this weekend, so this sees the Ravens travelling to Dorset for the return League fixture.

Bromley have met Weymouth on four previous occasions, but only once on their opponents’ ground, and that was on 5 September 2009 for a Conference South League fixture. Goals from Gareth A Williams and two each from Ryan Dolby and Warren McBean, gave the Ravens a 5-1 victory.

Earlier this season Bromley entertained Weymouth in which the visitors took an early lead. Michael Cheek’s penalty levelled things up, before Nassim L’Ghoul and Ben Williamson put Bromley 3-1 ahead; whilst Tom Whelan’s penalty reduced the arrears with four minutes remaining.

Weymouth have gained 15 points from their 20 fixtures completed so far and are in 21st position in the League table. Last Saturday they lost at home by a single goal to Notts County, and on Tuesday evening their trip to Boreham Wood proved fruitless as they went down by the same 1-0 scoreline.

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