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Goldberg urges disgruntled Bromley fans to get behind team
BROMLEY boss Mark Goldberg had some strong words for a section of the club’s support following some discontent from the stands at the final whistle after Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Boreham Wood.
It took an 86th minute strike from substitute Mike Jones to salvage a point at Hayes Lane after Graham Montgomery had given 10-man Boreham Wood a 70th minute lead.
Goldberg admits it was frustrating for everyone associated with the club to only pick up a draw following Mario Noto’s dismissal for the visitors, but urged the fans to get behind the team instead of making their displeasure known.
He told News Shopper: “We had some unbelievable comments on the way off the pitch from our own supporters, full of criticism.
“Everybody knows how to do the job better than me and my management team.
“But actually if the fans got behind the lads, then it might just help at home, we might not be so on edge all the time. We can still achieve our ambitions for this year.”
Goldberg added: “We’ve got to the last 16 of the Trophy, reached the first round of the FA Cup and if we finish in the top 10, it’s been a good season.
“We’ll learn from today. We’ve been losing, but we’ve got a draw today and we’ve now got to move on and pick up points in the next couple of games.”
Goldberg felt his side should have done better in the circumstances with their numerical advantage.
He said: “I was very disappointed we didn’t make more of the one-man advantage.
“A draw was probably a fair result on reflection, but I’m disappointed we didn’t take advantage because for 60 minutes we were the better side “Our build up play was pretty good, but we didn’t test the keeper enough.
“At half-time we talked about trying to be more positive in our approach play and what was very disappointing was the fact that after they went down to 10-men, instead of stepping it up and doing what we talked about, we did the opposite.
“We started playing sideways and backwards.”
Bromley had shaded the game up until the hour mark and after Noto was given his marching orders for a second dangerous challenge on Danny Waldren, it perhaps should have been the game’s turning point.
Instead it would be the visitors who would be first to react, as Montgomery slotted past Joe Welch to put the 10-men ahead.
Jones eventually struck the equaliser after a late spell of pressure, the midfielder rifling home a clean, first-time strike after debutant Ishmael Welsh headed the ball back into the danger zone following a cleared free-kick.
But Goldberg insisted the sending off didn’t do his side any favours afterwards.
He explained: “I don’t think it helped us, I thought we were better with 11 against 11 and this is why I’m frustrated.
“We should have taken full advantage of the extra man and our movement up front wasn’t good enough.
“That was the problem.
“We were forced to play it sideways because our front three were waiting for the ball instead of moving and creating.”
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