24 September 2019

Match Preview: Bromley vs Woking

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The Ravens are back in action tonight as they welcome fellow early promotion chasers Woking to Hayes Lane, hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 13 games.

Neil Smith’s side go into the clash off the back of another fantastic victory on Saturday, this time they were 2-1 victors over Notts County on home turf.

Alfie Doughty found the net with only two minutes on the clock before Kyle Wootton bagged an equaliser for the visitors 10 minutes before the break.

However, the three points would prove to be Bromley’s when Shawn McCoulsky came off the bench to mark his debut with a wondergoal in the second half.

As for Woking, they had to settle for a 1-1 draw away to Chorley and were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time after Ben Gerring received his marching orders.

Saturday’s draw was also the fourth game on the bounce where the Cards were forced to share the points.

Woking currently find themselves third and a win tomorrow will see them leapfrog the Ravens in the standings and depending on other results, regain top spot too.

Cards boss Alan Dowson took charge at the Laithwaite Community Stadium in 2018 and he couldn’t have hoped for a better debut season in charge.

His side would go on to taste National League South play-off glory after claiming a 1-0 victory over Welling United, regaining promotion to the fifth tier.

The Ravens have come out on top four times in their last five meetings with Woking, including a 2-0 victory back in April 2018, the last time the two sides met.

The pair came up against each other at the Kingfield Stadium at the back end of the 2017/18 National League season and goals from Jordan Higgs and Roger Johnson sealed the win.

The Ravens will undoubtedly be hoping for déjà vu tomorrow, but the Cards are yet to taste defeat on the road this season, winning four and drawing on two occasions.

In front of goal, Woking have 21 goals to their name, the same amount as Bromley but hold a better defensive record, conceding 11 times, two less than the Ravens.

The boss will be one of two Ravens who will be facing their former club tomorrow after he made 180 appearances as a Card between 2002 and 2007, sealing his place as a Cards legend. Off the field, Smith also took up a brief interim managerial role.

Chris Bush has also put on a Woking shirt during his career after spending a month on loan with the Cards in 2010 whilst at Brentford, making four appearances for the club.

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