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Half-time rollicking has desired effect for Bromley boss
BROMLEY manager Mark Goldberg praised his quick-firing side for their second half performance as they brushed aside league strugglers Truro City at Hayes Lane on Saturday.
The Lillywhites were a goal up after just 24 seconds on their way to a comprehensive 4-0 victory, as captain Ali Fuseini bundled the ball home after Louie Theophanous’ initial shot was saved from Truro 'keeper Paul Hider.
But Goldberg thought his side perhaps got off the mark a little too quickly and revealed a half-time chat was in order to prevent complacency setting in. He said: “At half-time the boys got a little bit of a talking to because I could only see one thing happening to us.
“Although we had good possession, I felt Truro could catch us on the break and I really felt it was a disaster waiting to happen.
“We read the riot act at half-time and they came out superbly in the second half."
Goldberg added: “We wanted them to start well and make sure we passed the ball quickly and when we had the opportunity, to get the ball out wide.
“We did this in the first 25 seconds and as soon as we scored we stopped doing that, we started to take too much time on the ball.
“Although we created some good opportunities, they were only when we raised the tempo.
“Too often in the first half we slowed the game down because we thought it was already won and it wasn’t.”
It wasn’t until the second half Bromley really stamped their authority on the game, with Theophanous putting away a one-on-one before a brace from Pierre Joseph-Dubois, his 18th and 19th goals of the season.
And Goldberg was much more impressed with his team’s dominant second half display.
He said: “Everything was at a quick tempo, even when we scored the second we went for the third and we did it at pace but still with some composure.
“As the game went on it could have been more.
“All in all it was a very comprehensive victory and we’re pleased with the performance.”
Following the victory, Bromley now find themselves in ninth position on 45 points, already equalling last season’s total with 10 games left to play.
But despite their recent rich run of form, tasting defeat just once in their last seven, Goldberg has rubbished any talk of a late play-off surge.
He said: “No chance, we just want to finish as high as we can and we’ll take each game as it comes. We believe in ourselves and have done all season.
“We had a lot of cup games and our form in the league dipped a little bit but we’ve still had the confidence we could finish in the top 10 and we’re still confident of that.
“We want to win as many games as we can and finish as high as we can.
“That’s the only focus on our mind right now, to enjoy the victories because we haven’t had many to enjoy, especially at home.”
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