Preview: Basingstoke Town
15 October 2010
Bromley travel to The Camrose tomorrow in the Blue Square Bet South as they look to get back to winning ways against a Basingstoke Town side who have picked up seven points from a possible fifteen at home so far.
Frank Gray will be wanting to continue his sides winning run which has seen the Hampshire side pick up four wins on the spin in all competitions without conceding a single goal. At the end of September, Basingstoke needed a replay at The Camrose to beat Bristol Manor Farm in the F.A. Cup 2nd Qualifying Round. The following Saturday, Basingstoke won 1-0 at the Silverlake Stadium against Eastleigh in the league thanks to a Ross Adams strike ten minutes into the game. That was followed by a 5-0 win at home in the Hampshire Senior Cup against Ringwood Town before a 4-0 win at Didcot Town saw Frank Gray's side progress to the Fourth Qualifying Round of the F.A. Cup where they will play host to Blue Square Bet Premier side AFC Wimbledon.
Despite the four wins on the spin, Gray will be forced to make one change with on-loan goalkeeper Simon Moore replacing Chris Tardif, who was previously flying over from Guernsey to play for the Hampshire side. Elsewhere, Delano Sam-Yorke will be available for the final game of his one-month loan spell. The forward was sent off on his debut for Basingstoke and received a three-match ban. Gray has also brought in Callum Reynolds on a non-contract basis in time for Saturday's fixture. The 20 year old came to The Camrose on loan from Portsmouth during the 2008/09 season, making eight appearances before a fractured cheek bone brought a premature end to his loan spell.
Bromley go into the game looking for their first league win since the start of September when the Lillywhites won 2-0 at York Road against Maidenhead United thanks to a second half header from Warren McBean and a lovely finish from captain John Scarborough.
Basingstoke Town will be looking to become the first team to take all three points off Bromley, who remain unbeaten in the league.
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