Bromley down to bare bones - Coles
|After playing two cup games last week,
Bromley return to Ryman Premier League action when Slough Town visit the
Courage Stadium on Saturday, writes Stephen McCartney.
The Hayes Lane outfit progressed through to the last eight of the Westview (Ryman League) Cup at Dover Athletic last Saturday, courtesy of two goals in the first period of extra time from top scorer Nic McDonnell and former Whites' loanee, Jones Awuah.
But former AFC Wimbledon striker, Kevin Cooper's
hat-trick sent Bromley crashing to a 4-2 defeat at Ryman League Division
One side Metropolitan Police, as they made their one and only appearance
in this season's London Senior Cup on Tuesday night.
"We just didn't defend properly. It's not an excuse but we are down to the bare bones at the moment and maybe it caught up with us."
But stalwart Coles is optimistic Bromley can bounce back against Slough Town on Saturday. The Rebels lost 3-0 the last time they played in Kent when James Dryden's hat-trick, his fourth in his Folkestone Invicta career, helped Neil Cugley's men climb above the Berkshire side in the table last Monday night.
Allan McLeod, Adam Locke, Mark Willy, Des Boateng and Barry Gardner are all out or doubtful for their clash against the Rebels but Coles is hopeful their spirit will continue their charge towards the play-offs.
"Every game we've lost this season we've
bounced back from,"
Bromley v Slough Town