LILLYWHITES manager Mark Goldberg was not entirely happy despite his side’s 2-1 victory over Newport County on Saturday at Hayes Lane.

The match looked destined for a draw until Bromley winger Ryan Hall struck a left-footed half volley into the top corner just a minute from full time to ensure the home side took all three points.

However, Goldberg felt aggrieved by the way his side had conceded.

He said: “I thought it was what we deserved. We created more chances and we had more of the ball in midfield.

“It was a poor decision to give the penalty against us. The player was tripped outside the box and fell into it.

“We felt today the referee’s decisions were always working against us, but I thought we showed a lot of character in the end. We created a lot of chances and a couple of one-on-ones like when Warren Mcbean went through and almost scored.”

The game produced a debut for Aaron Dalhouse, who joined fellow new signings Aaron Fray, Kenny Beaney and Vincenzo Zanzi at Hayes Lane.

Despite stating earlier in the campaign there would be no new arrivals, Goldberg explained his reason for bringing in the fresh faces.

He said: “What I’ve been able to do is re-work the budget.

“What I meant was I had no more money to work with and no opportunity to improve the budget.

“If anything, I was reducing the budget and it is now what it was five years ago.

“I think we’ve been very fortunate that we have been able to release certain players and reuse the money and so far we have re-used it quite well. I am delighted with the new players who have come in.”

One player who stood out for praise from the manager was Zanzi.

The defender arrived at Bromley under a cloud of confusion as to where he was signed from, but the manager cleared up the mystery behind his arrival.

Goldberg explained: “He played last Saturday against Worcester and for me was player of the match.

“He just came over from Italy and wanted to play. He has got a girlfriend who lives out here and he just came along to training.

“We have got another player who came from Belgium and did exactly the same thing. We gave them the opportunity and they look like decent players.

“Zanzi is a strong centre half who takes the ball, but he is also good with his feet, which is quite a rare commodity at this level.”

Despite the recent flourish of new signings, one player who will not be returning in the near future is fans’ favourite Nic McDonnell.

The striker decided to take time away from the game and even though the club still hold the player’s registration, the manager has conceded he will not be featuring any time soon.

He said: “We don’t have the budget again for Nic.

“He wasn’t enjoying his football anymore and he needed to take some time out.

“We wish him the best of the luck. He is a great player and a great friend.”