It’s a local derby in which we want to win as badly as they do, says Bromley interim boss Neil Smith

Tuesday 01st March 2016

BROMLEY interim manager Neil Smith says his players are keen to win tonight’s big local derby against Welling United at Hayes Lane.

Smith takes charge of his fifth game since Mark Goldberg’s departure.  The  Ravens have secured back-to-back wins against Woking (2-1) and came away from bottom-of-the-table Kidderminster Harriers with a 1-0 win, courtesy of Joe Anderson’s first goal of the season, an 86th minute winner from a free-kick on Saturday.

“It was a great result against a Kidderminster team that are fighting for survival in this league,” said Smith.

“The players have worked really hard together to get these results in the last two games.”

Bromley go into tonight’s Kent derby sitting in fourteenth-place in the Vanarama National League table with 44 points from 33 games, while Welling United are struggling in the bottom three on 26 points from 34 games.

The Ravens are 11 points clear of the relegation zone with 13 league games remaining, while Dean Frost returns to an old club knowing The Wings need a win because they are eight points adrift of safety going into the business end of the season.

“We now play a Welling side that are again in a battle to stay up,” said Smith.

“I managed them nearly 10 years ago and a lot has happened since.  I have a fond spot for them and I still have friends at the club.

“It’s a local derby in which we want to win as badly as they do.  My players will not be taking the foot of the gas as we have players coming back from injury and they all want to play in these games.”

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Bromley  v  Welling United
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 1st March 2016
Kick Off 7:45pm
at Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF

Article published: 13:00 Tuesday 1st March 2016