BROMLEY manager Mark Goldberg says he has never known a football season to be so badly affected by the weather.

Last night’s postponement at Staines Town was the club’s latest game to be called off due to a waterlogged pitch - and it leaves the whole division facing an increased fixture backlog.

The Lillywhites have 16 fixtures to complete before the season is due to finish on April 26, while the leader’s main promotion rivals, Eastleigh, have 20 to get through.

And Goldberg reckons the inevitable pile up of matches towards the end of the campaign is likely to have an impact on every side in the division.

“I have never seen anything like in all of the time I have been involved in football,” said the Bromley chief.

“I have never seen so many games affected by the rain.

“You get games called off by frozen pitches and snow, but I’ve never had so many fixtures disrupted by rain in all of my time in football.

“For a team that is winning it does disturb the momentum, no doubt.

“There are certain times when you can take stock if you have lost, but sometimes you want to get back on it straight away.

"I think it probably will affect every team.”

Bromley were beaten 3-2 at lowly Dorchester last weekend and host Boreham Wood on Saturday as they look to bounce back to close in on promotion to the Conference.

Goldberg said: “We always go about our business knowing that if you want to get promoted you have to average two points per game, and we need to get as close to that as we can.

“We are going to try build the confidence back into the squad, but it wasn’t all that bad on Saturday because we understand where we went wrong.

“The Boreham Wood game is a good opportunity to put it right.”

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