By Matt Badcock
ALDERSHOT TOWN can go top of the National League tonight – but they have to get past a dangerous Bromley side full of confidence.
The fixture was due to be played last Tuesday night only for an electrical fault to cause a power outage at Bromley’s Hayes Lane before kick-off.
Shots boss Gary Waddock was keen to get the reorganised game in the calendar quickly and continue their good form.
Saturday’s 2-0 win against Wrexham made it three victories in a row as they knocked the Welsh side off the top of the table.
The Shots sit sixth, but three points would put them to the summit on goal difference.
Saturday’s performance against Wrexham had the Aldershot locals purring at an impressive display. First-half goals from Bernard Mensah and Shamir Fenelon put them in the driving seat and they never looked back.
“That’s the Aldershot everybody loves to see, but you can’t produce that week-in, week-out,” Waddock said. “We produced that against a very good Wrexham side, who were sitting top. Bearing in mind what we’ve had to go through this year with injuries, you have to give great credit to the players on how they’ve gone about their work.”
James Rowe and on-loan midfielder Fabien Robert stood out with their attacking play but Waddock also praised their work ethic.
“They also worked extremely hard,” Waddock said. “To get into this team, or to be part of this club, you’ve got to work hard for the badge. They’ve showed that recently. On top of that, they’re all good players. But first and foremost they have to work.
“We want our team to play a certain way. We want the supporters to see a team that will give everything every week. Sometimes you don’t get to the levels we did (against Wrexham) in terms of performance, but we want them to work hard.”
Victory is far from guaranteed with Bromley able to move up from eighth to third place in the table with a win.
At the weekend they made the long trip to Barrow and returned with all three points thanks to unanswered goals from Frankie Raymond, captain Jack Holland and attacker Dominic Vose. Neil Smith’s side are unbeaten in three games and impressing this season.
Fans who had tickets to the original fixture last week will receive a £5 refund as an apology for last week’s cancellation, while season ticket holders can pick up a free pint at the bar.
By Matt Badcock