LEE'S VIEW on Bromley 1 Truro City 1
"We stopped the rot. Once you lose three in a row, you start to wonder where the next points are coming from, so this was quite a big game for us. I can't say we were outstanding, but it was good to go ahead and have something to hold onto for a change. In the last few games, we have been chasing it.
"Bromley probably dominated the first half and we had the better of the second. We each had a couple of good chances in the first half and the goal that put us ahead wasn't even a full chance, really. Andy Watkins did well to bring down a long ball; he was fouled and then scored with a bullet header to Scott Walker's free-kick.
"I was disappointed with their equaliser, which came from a throw-in on the half-way line. Our centre halves didn't get close enough to their boy, who was allowed to turn and run at goal, and he finished well. In the last 15 minutes, I thought if anything we looked the more likely to score, which was pleasing. I stuck Barry Hayles on upfront and decided we'd have a go for it."
MARTIN WATTS (knee): operation scheduled for this Saturday. Target return: August/September.
TRANSFER EMBARGO: situation remains unclear, but hopes still centring on end of month for lifting. ED PALMER speculation: NO change in prospects of further loan spell - nothing doing for now.
KIEREN CONIBEAR-TRATHEN: released from first team contract. Lee: "Kieren feels he is unable to commit to all that is involved in being a member of the first team squad. He is still going to play for the reserves and I have told him that if his situation changes there is a possibility that I would reconsider him for the first team squad next season."
Congratulations to JAKE ASH, MARCUS MARTIN and SCOTT WALKER on club appearances milestones on Saturday - 250th for Jake and Marcus and 200th for Scott.
Reserve players DANNY CARNE and SCOTT PALMER were in the squad on Saturday. Lee: "It was a good experience for them, and I told them afterwards that I was sorry I hadn't been able to put them on, but I just felt it wasn't the right time. Hopefully they will get another chance, and the experience will put them in good stead."
UPCOMING FIXTURES (all League, 3 pm) Sat Jan 28, Staines Town, home; Sat Feb 04, Basingstoke away; Sat Feb 11, Salisbury home; Sat Feb 18, Dover Athletic away; Sat Feb 25, Eastleigh away.
SUNDAY INDEPENDENT: Yesterday's Truro City column attached.
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