Hayes Lane is the venue as Solihull Moors travel to Bromley in their first fixture of 2022.

The Ravens are two points and two places above Moors in the Vanarama National League table, currently occupying the final play-off spot.

Date: Saturday 8th January 2022

Kick-off: 3:00pm

Moors fans must purchase tickets online and these can be purchased right up until kick-off HERE

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Pre-match interview – Neal Ardley

Opposition last three matches

Maidenhead United 1-0 Bromley
Bromley 1-1 Southend United
Dover Athletic 0-1 Bromley

In the opposite dugout – Andy Woodman

Bromley confirmed the appointment of Andy Woodman as their new manager in March 2021.

The 50-year-old holds over 15 years of coaching experience, most of which has been in the Premier League.

In his playing career, Woodman started out at Crystal Palace and went on to play for Northampton Town, Brentford, Southend United and Colchester United among others.

He started his coaching journey in 2006 with Football League outfit Rushden & Diamonds, where he was assistant manager. Following this, he reunited with former teammate Alan Pardew as goalkeeping coach at West Ham United. The pair then moved onto Charlton Athletic, where they spent three years together, before being appointed at Newcastle United.

Following a five-year stint at St James’ Park, Woodman then returned South with Pardew to continue his Premier League coaching career, becoming a coach at Crystal Palace.

Woodman arrived at Hayes Lane from Arsenal, where he was appointed Head of Goalkeeping in 2018, working alongside some of the country’s top goalkeepers and professionals.

He led Bromley to the end of season play-offs last time out, before they were defeated 3-2 by eventual winners Hartlepool United.

One to watch – Michael Cheek

The 30-year-old striker is a seasoned performer at National League level, having made his name at Heybridge Swifts, before moving on to Chelmsford City. After a successful one and a half season spell with the Clarets, which saw him score 35 goals in 66 appearances, he made the move to Braintree Town. Cheek remained with the Iron for two seasons, scoring 42 goals in 98 games.

His prolific spell earned him a move to fellow Essex outfit Dagenham & Redbridge, where he spent a single season, in which he scored twice in a 5-1 win over Bromley. In the summer of 2018, Cheek signed for Ebbsfleet United and scored 16 goals before moving to Bromley.

He finished last season as the top scorer in the National League with 23 goals and already has 14 to his name this campaign.

Previous meetings

The last five clashes between the two sides:

Bromley 1-0 Solihull Moors: 20.03.21
Solihull Moors 0-1 Bromley: 12.12.20
Bromley 2-2 Solihull Moors: 08.02.20
Solihull Moors 2-1 Bromley: 12.10.19
Bromley 0-2 Solihull Moors: 19.04.19

Team News

Lois Maynard is available once again after being unable to face his parent club, Stockport County, last time out.

Moors boss Neal Ardley confirmed in his pre-match interview that Kyle Storer has been struggling with a back injury.

Elsewhere, Harry Boyes and James Clarke have extended their loan deals with the club while defender Jordan Piggott’s loan spell at Gloucester City has now officially expired and he is free to play for Moors once again.

Colours

Moors will be in their light blue/dark blue away kit, with the goalkeeper in all red.

Match officials

Tom Parsons is the man in the middle on Saturday. Parsons will be assisted by Steven Parmenter and Hugh Gilroy, with Oliver Morris-Sanders on fourth official duty.

How to follow the game

Live radio commentary: https://www.switchradio.co.uk

Twitter updates: @SolihullMoors