We've got a long way to go to be at our best, says Bromley boss Mark Goldberg

Wednesday 15th October 2014
BROMLEY manager Mark Goldberg says he is aiming to strengthen his squad ahead of Saturday’s game against Bath City.

The Ravens romped through to The FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round following last night’s 5-0 home win over Grays Athletic.

It was the Kent club’s highest win in The FA Cup for 32 years and they booked a trip to Southern League Division One South & West side Evesham United in the final qualifying round on 25 October.

Bromley, meanwhile, are in fifth-place in the Vanarama Conference South table and welcome Bath City to Hayes Lane on Saturday.

Goldberg’s side have collected five wins, three draws and three defeats this season and are six points adrift of leaders Basingstoke Town.

Although The Ravens have scored ten goals in three FA Cup ties, their form at home in Conference South is disappointing, losing three of their five league games at Hayes Lane.

Bath City, meanwhile, are in fifteenth-place in the table with four wins, two draws and four defeats in Conference South this term.

“We’ve got an important game on Saturday against Bath and I think that’s our priority now,” said Goldberg, who is one win away from guiding his club to The FA Cup First Round for the fifth time in the past nine years.

“Bath are improving. They started poorly but they’re just gaining momentum now so we’re getting them actually at a very difficult time.  They’re starting to go on a run now.

“We’ve made a couple of changes to our squad just recently. We’re trying to make sure we keep the back bone of the side strong and we’ve had to clear out a couple of individuals that haven’t quite fitted in to the way that we like to play.

“We will be strengthening with one or two as well, possibly over the next few days, possibly before the Bath game as well.

“We certainly know even though we’ve had a good result last night, we’ve got a long way to go to be at our best before we believe that we’ve got a squad ready and capable to go on and do what we want to achieve this year.”

Bromley’s next FA Cup opponents are two levels lower than Bromley, but Goldberg is not looking any further than their game in Worcestershire on Saturday week.

“We’ve got to think how we’re going to line up against Evesham and we’ve got a lot of preparation to do, a lot of hard work.  I can’t even think about the next round. This is all about the Fourth Qualifying Round.”

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Bromley  v  Bath City
Vanarama Conference South
Saturday 18th October 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF