Anyone who underestimates Concord Rangers will lose, warns Bromley coach Hugo Langton
Wednesday 24th December 2014BROMLEY coach Hugo Langton says Concord Rangers should be respected on Boxing Day.
The Ravens travel to Canvey Island on Friday still sitting in second-place in the Vanarama Conference South table with 39 points from 19 games.
Mark Goldberg’s side are three points adrift of leaders Boreham Wood but with a couple of games in hand.
Bromley ground out a 1-0 win over St Albans City at Hayes Lane last weekend, courtesy of Moses Ademola’s tenth goal of the season.
“The win against St Albans were well earned points,” said Langton.
“It was a tight game, they’re a good side. We created the better chances and restricted them really to one or two chances in the game, so overall very pleasing.”
Concord Rangers reached The FA Cup First Round this season, going down to a 1-0 home defeat in a replay to Mansfield Town, following a 1-1 draw away from home.
They also stunned Vanarama Conference leaders Barnet 6-2 in The FA Trophy First Round.
Danny Cowley is a well-respected manager and the Beach Boys were playing Essex Senior League football as recent as 2008.
“We know Concord will be tough on Friday,” warned Langton.
“They are very hard working. They run and run and run and when they’re tired they run some more!
“They’ve also got some good quality players in there.
“It’s one of the toughest places to go to in this league, they make it difficult for you to dictate play.
“They dispatched Farnborough 7-0 there in their last home game and since then have knocked Barnet out of The FA Trophy.
“Anyone who under-estimates them loses. Anyone who believes they are a small club with a similar mentality will come unstuck.
“We will need to be at our very best on Friday to get anything from the game.
“In my opinion they are a shining example of what can be achieved to rise up the leagues if you’re prepared to work hard.”
Bromley are unbeaten on their travels in all competitions this season and the Beach Boys sit in fifteenth-place in the table, having won six and five of their seventeen league outings.
Bromley return to action on Sunday, 28 December, when they welcome Wealdstone to Hayes Lane, before Concord Rangers visit on New Years’ Day.
All three games will kick-off at 3pm.
Meanwhile, Bromley play their much-delayed London Senior Cup (Sponsored by Coventry Scaffolding) First Round home tie against Ryman League Division One South Corinthian-Casuals on Monday, 5 January 2015 (7:45pm).
The winners will be at home to League Two outfit AFC Wimbledon, before travelling to Ryman Premier League side Hendon in the Quarter-Finals.
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Concord Rangers v Bromley
Vanarama Conference South
Boxing Day, Friday 26th December 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Thames Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 0HH