In The Way Next: Bromley
At the risk of sounding arrogant Bromley have tended to do better against the division’s so-called bigger sides so far this season, aka the two latest former League Two clubs to join the Vanarama graveyard of past glories.
They earned a point in a stalemate at Macclesfield Town before savaging Leyton Orient 6-1.
Fellow new boys Hartlepool were also defeated 2-0 at Hayes Lane.
And while Dean Keates will be mindful of the threat they pose the Ravens arrive in town on the back of successive defeats.
Neil Smith’s men were carved up 5-1 by the Daggers before they lost 1-0 at home to leaders Sutton United on Monday.
Smith has stated his small squad need to believe in themselves more and will “roll up our sleeves and go to Wrexham to try and turn this run of defeats around”.
Three and uneasy
Wrexham, in contrast, are chasing a rare Lesser Spotted Third Win in a Row.
The last time we managed that in the league was NINETEEN months ago.
On February 13th, 2016 we beat Bromley 2-0 (good omen) and overcame Welling United by the same scoreline the following weekend.
Bizarrely the same players scored in both those matches at almost the same stages — Lee Fowler (31 and 33mins respectively) and Connor Jennings (38 and 44th minute penalties respectively).
Three days later a Kayden Jackson double secured yet another two-niller, this time against Kidderminster Harriers.
This purple patch formed part of a nine-game unbeaten run which also took in that 3-0 spanking of the Cestrians.
- Rob Evans nets against the Deviants. He’s not one of our own anymore.
Ifeanyi Tafari Decosta Allen, or Iffy Allen to you and I, pulled on the Wrexham shirt seven times last season after impressing on trial.
However, his short-team deal until the end of the season was exactly that as Dean Keates opted against keeping him on.
That alerted Bromley boss Smith who was already keeping tabs on the former Aldershot player.
“He impressed me greatly when we came up against Wrexham last season. He’s quick, direct and has great feet, I think he’ll excite fans and contribute with goals along with plenty of assists.”
His name was one of many going around the rumour mill in pre-season but Adam Mekki tipped up at Bromley after two seasons at Tranmere Rovers.
The C*****r-born midfielder was once within sniffing distance of the Wales U21s squad five years ago .
He was on standby for the UEFA game against Armenia alongside Wrexham’s Rob Ogleby and Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett. One to tell the grandchildren I guess.
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