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A Quick Look At Our FA Cup Opponents Bromley

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Rotherham United’s first foray into the FA Cup Competition sees Bromley FC make their first visit to the New York Stadium.

Based in Greater London, Bromley, nicknamed The Ravens, play in the National League and overcame Hungerford to get to the first round proper of this competition after going one down to a penalty goals from James Alabi and Michael Cheek gave them a two-one win.

Founded in 1892 Bromley started life in the South London League becoming founder members of the Southern League two years later and then became founder members of the London League. For the 1988/9 season they joined the Kent League before 1909 saw them founder members of the Spartan League which they won and joined the Isthmian League the following season. After the first World War Bromley joined the Athenian League. They reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time beating Kings Lynn then losing to Scarborough in round two. They did the same again the following season losing in the second round to league side Lincoln City. 1945 saw them again in the second round losing to Watford on aggregate before holding Reading to a one-all draw the following season losing out in the re-play. More first round FA Cup ties followed which Bromley lost before 1950/1 saw them go straight into the first round losing to Torquay. The following year they were back in the Isthmian League winning it four times before being relegated in to Division Two in the mid-seventies. Another first round FA Cup tie loss to Swindon Town in 1977 they were promoted back to the Premier League in 1979/80 and became a bit of a yo-you club for the next few seasons and in between another appearance in the first round of the FA Cup saw them lose to Enfield. After finishing runners-up in the Premier League in 2006/7 Bromley won promotion to the Conference South via the play-offs. They had more appearances in the first round of the FA Cup losing out to Gillingham, Colchester, Leyton Orient, Fleetwood and Dartford. 2014/15 saw them win the Conference South and promotion to the newly renamed National League where they have stayed ever since. 2017/18 saw them again in the FA Cup first round this time losing out to Rochdale.

Bromley’s Manager Andy Woodman took over in March 2021 after leaving his job as Head of Goalkeeping at Arsenal. May 2021 saw him awarded the League’s Manager of the Month.

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