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Performance delights boss as Bromley top table
BROMLEY manager Mark Goldberg was delighted with his side’s team display as they saw off Whitehawk 4-0 at Hayes Lane on Tuesday night.
The Lillywhites continued their impressive start to the season with a comprehensive victory over the Conference South new boys and sit top of the table after the opening two games.
Bromley put in another eye-catching display as Goldberg purred over his team’s all-round performance.
He told News Shopper: “I was just so pleased with how our team has gelled together.
“It was a solid performance and a comprehensive win in the end.
“The fact they lost in their opening game of the season, we felt we were going to be on the end of a backlash from them.
“But we knew if we got on top early and got the first goal then we could go on and secure a victory.”
The home side were three goals to the good by half-time.
Captain Rob Swaine headed Bromley in front after 15 minutes before Jay May made it two six minutes later.
Bradley Goldberg effectively killed the game off as early as the 25th minute with the goal of the game, the striker exchanging some one-touch passes with Brendan Kiernan on the right-hand side before racing into the box to meet Kiernan's pin-point cross and smashing home the volley.
Pierre Joseph-Dubois bagged his second goal in as many games to make it 4-0 and put the game beyond doubt after 65 minutes.
And although Goldberg was delighted to see his son Bradley get his first goal in Bromley colours, it was the overall nature of the win which pleased him the most.
The manager said: “I'm especially pleased Bradley managed to get his first goal for the club in terms of senior football.
“But it was the whole team effort - the fact that the goal was such a good move and to see the players are playing for each other.
“That was just a good example of how hard they've been working in training together.
“Even the first goal is a set-play move we've been working on and the early cross from Brendan for the second goal was caused by closing them down and squeezing a corner out of nothing.
“It was all these things which added up to a good performance.”
Bromley have scored six goals without reply so far this season, and the boss was particularly impressed with his defence as they extinguished Whitehawk’s attacking threat.
He added: “The whole back four were tremendous tonight and even Mike Jones when he came on showed what a utility player he is.
“The goalkeeper did exceptionally well also.
“We're delighted but again it's the work of our wingers tracking back and helping the full-backs, it's all part of a whole team performance but the back four we're especially pleased with.”
Although Bromley sit top of the Conference South pile, Goldberg stressed there is no reason to get carried away at this early stage of the campaign.
He explained: “It doesn't mean anything at the moment.
“It's just nice to get a good start and to know that we've got some points on the board.
“As I've said before, we just want to finish higher than we have done in the past.
“We're not going to look beyond being in the top half of the table.”
Bromley are at home to Tonbridge Angels on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
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