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HAYES and Yeading United entertain Bromley on Saturday (3pm kick-off), aiming to equal their best winning record in the Blue Square South this season.
Garry Haylock's play-off chasers chalked up their eighth straight victory against Weston-super-Mare last Saturday, so another three points against the mid-table Ravens would equal their run of nine successive victories earlier in the season.
During that rich vein of form between mid-August until the tail end of September, Hayes beat AFC Wimbledon (2-1) and Hampton and Richmond Borough, two of the three sides currently above them in the table.
Just as they did during that purple patch, Hayes have the ability to grind out a win when it really matters - four of their last eight victories have been secured by a one-goal deficit.
And United will be keen to redress the balance against Bromley, who registered a 1-0 triumph in the reverse fixture last November.
Haylock's charges dominated the game and even had the ball in the back of the net, only for Scott Fitzgerald's effort to be ruled out for being offside.
"Bromley can be dangerous as they are safe now and there is no pressure on them," said Hay-lock. "Their manager could try a few different things and give players who have not been regular starters a chance.
"They beat us by a scrappy goal at their place but we've got to forget about what has gone before and what comes after.We have to concentrate on the job in hand and keep working hard."
Hayes will be hoping for a repeat of the last time Bromley visited Church Road, when they were outclassed in a 6-1 trouncing.
Bromley have won two of their last five games, 3-0 against rock bottom Fisher Athletic and 1-0 over Bishop's Stortford.
Their two defeats were to Braintree Town (4-1) and Weston-super-Mare (2-1), while their last league game ended in a 1-1 draw with Bath City.