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Goldberg: Bromley fans need to back us in bid to beat drop
BROMLEY manager Mark Goldberg insists the disgruntled fans at Hayes Lane aren’t making the club’s fight against relegation any easier following his side’s 1-1 draw with Farnborough on Saturday.
The Lillywhites sit just a point above the relegation zone after taking a deserved lead through Pierre Joseph-Dubois, only to be held to their fourth draw in six games after a Phillip Page penalty.
And Goldberg admitted the club needs the full support from the fans now more than ever.
Goldberg said: “The crowd aren't helping, they’re anti-management. They want a new manager brought in. “They have their opinions but they don’t help us because we feel their pressure and so do the players. “We really need the fans behind us but unfortunately they’re not behind the decisions we are making.
“Having said that, we've got to earn that right and obviously at the minute we’re not doing a good enough job.”
Bromley controlled the game after Joseph-Dubois’ looping volley over the stranded Jake Somerville in the Farnborough goal put them in front early on.
And they should have doubled their lead in the second half when Tutu Henriques’ goal-bound header was inadvertently cleared off the line by his own team-mate.
The missed chances ultimately cost Bromley when Henriques was harshly adjudged to have handled the ball in the area and up stepped Page to smash home the equaliser.
Goldberg was also disappointed by the lack of fight from his players and admitted if the lack of desire continues, they will get relegated.
“I wasn't pleased with us in the second half, there was too much of a gap in the middle of the park where they were winning the ball too easily,” added the boss. “I want more from my players, we need more fight.
“The ability is there but the fight isn’t and if we don’t fight we won't stay up.
“I’ve told them how disappointed I am in them and I'm expecting them to respond next Saturday.
“We were flaky, we’ve got to be stronger and fight harder, then the football will come through and we will win. We had chances to finish it off.
“How the ball hits our own player on the goal line and then hits the bar just shows where we are at the moment. How unfortunate can we be?
“The penalty was harsh.
“We’re not conceding a lot of goals but we give away a penalty and instead of seeing out a scrappy 1-0 win we end up drawing again.”
Supporters were calling for the introduction of Danny Waldren but Goldberg confirmed he wasn’t well enough to play.
He added: “The fans can’t understand why I haven’t bought on Danny Waldren but he’s not well enough. He was there to make the numbers up.”
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