Town aim for first win of the season at home to Bromley

Jamie Jackson scores as FC Halifax Town beat Braintree 1-0 back in February, their last home win.
Jamie Jackson scores as FC Halifax Town beat Braintree 1-0 back in February, their last home win.

After a dream start to their first-ever season at National League level, Bromley have discovered the realities of life in the fifth-tier.

Last season’s Conference South champions beat Wrexham 3-1 in a superb opening-day victory, but have since lost three on the bounce, being defeated 2-0 at Woking, 4-1 at home to Grimsby and 2-1 at home to Braintree in midweek.

No other side won more games or scored more goals than Bromley in the Conference South last season on their way to the title.

Manager Mark Goldberg is in his third spell in charge of the club, guiding them into the Conference South during his time there.

Goldberg is a former chairman of Crystal Palace but his time at the helm there ended on a sour note as they went into administration after being relegated from the Premier League, with Goldberg subsequently going bankrupt.

Goldberg’s son Bradley is among the squad at Hayes Lane and was one of seven new faces at the club this summer.

Striker Alex Wall scored nine goals in 21 games for Luton in the 2013-14 season, including the winner against Halifax in 4-3 thriller at Kenilworth Road.

Town’s last win at The Shay came back in February when they beat Braintree 1-0 thanks to Jamie Jackson’s late header.

Since then, The Shaymen have played nine times at home without registering another victory.

The club’s last win came back in March with a 2-1 victory at Nuneaton, which is their sole win in their last 19 matches, with only three clean sheets in those games.

No other club in the division has gone longer than Halifax’s 10 matches without a win or their nine outings since a home win.

Town have also been waiting longer than anyone else to gain a point and have now gone 25 league matches since winning by more than one goal, also longer than any other club; which was a 2-0 win over Nuneaton on December 20.