Getting to know the opposition: Bromley

Getting to know the opposition: Bromley

The Ravens are the hosts this weekend as Chesterfield proper for the journey south to Greater London at Bromley’s Hayes Lane stadium.

Sat 11th in the Vanarama National League, Bromley remain 13 points adrift of the play-offs and with seven games remaining in the regular season. Any chances of a post-season push for promotion seem to be steadily fading away as Grimsby look to steal the final spot.

Whilst hopes of a play-off push appear to be diminishing, pride is on the line for the club as they look to beat the 69 points that were recorded last season, knowing that the Ravens at present currently find themselves ten points off that tally. 

League Standings 

ClubLeague PositionWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Bromley FC11th161112504359
Chesterfield FC6th20137674470

Coached by Andy Woodman, the Ravens have had a turbulent campaign that has witnessed 16 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses. 

In what has been a mixed bag of results this season, the highlight of their campaign will be their deep dive in the Buildbase FA Trophy. That has presented an unexpected opportunity for Silverware as the club prepares to face AFC Wrexham at Wembley on 22nd May. 

Getting to Know the Opposition: Bromley FC

The Ravens are the hosts this weekend as Chesterfield proper for the journey south to Greater London at Bromley’s Hayes Lane stadium.

Sat 11th in the Vanarama National League, Bromley remain 13 points adrift of the play-offs and with seven games remaining in the regular season, any chances of a post season push for promotion seem to be steadily fading away as Grimsby look to steal the final spot. 

Whilst hopes of a play-off push appear to be diminishing, pride is on the line for the club as they look to beat the 69 points that were recorded last season, knowing that the Ravens at present currently find themselves 10 points off of that tally. 

League Standings 

ClubLeague PositionWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstPoints
Bromley FC11th161112504359
Chesterfield FC6th20137674470

Coached by Andy Woodman, the Ravens have had a turbulent campaign that has witnessed 16 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses. In what has been a mixed bag of results this season, the highlight of their campaign will be their deep dive in the Buildbase FA Trophy. That has presented an unexpected opportunity for silverware as the club prepare to face Wrexham at Wembley on May 22. 

With a key focus on the FA Trophy, Bromley have struggled to continue their push for the play-offs as of late, collecting only one win in their last 13 National League outings. 

In a recent 2-0 away win against Eastleigh, Billy Bingham and James Vennings were on hand to provide a rare moment of joy in what has been a bleak run of results for the club. A run of results to forget, especially provided that the Ravens won six of their eight games before the more recent demise. 

Shown in their focus on the upcoming competition final, Bromley suffered noticeable dropped points against relegation threatened Aldershot Town in their most recent fixture. 

In a game that ended 1-1 at Hayes Lane, the Shots took the lead in the 71st minute through Mikael Ndjoli before Byron Webster grabbed an 88th minute equaliser to steal a point. 

The club also endured a 1-0 defeat at the hands of King’s Lynn Town after drawing 2-2 with Weymouth. Results to forget for Woodman’s side given that their recent opponents both find themselves in the relegation zone, fighting for their National League status. 

Head-to-Head Record 

Home SideRecord
(Date)
Away Side
Chesterfield FC2-2
(4th September 2021)
Bromley FC 
Bromley FC1-2
(27th April 2021)
Chesterfield FC
Chesterfield FC1-2
(17th April 2021)
Bromley FC
Chesterfield FC1-2
(7th December 2019)
Bromley FC
Bromley FC2-1
(7th September 2019)
Chesterfield FC 

The most recent meeting between these two brought to an end a four-game streak of 2-1 results. A run that has favoured Bromley on three of the occasions, whilst the Spireites picked up one win by the same scoreline. 

In the encounter earlier this season, the two sides had to settle for a point as Michael Cheek saved the Ravens with a last-minute equaliser. Earlier on in the game, Cheek gave Bromley the lead from the penalty spot before Chesterfield turned the game on its head through George Carline and Manny Oyeleke. 

The result in September highlights what has been a closely contested nature of games when these two face each other. During the 2020/21 campaign, both Chesterfield and Bromley won their away fixtures against eachother. 

At Hayes Lane, Carline was on hand again to secure all three points after Jack Clarke gave the Spireites the lead whilst the Ravens were able to respond through Jude Arthurs. 

In the meeting at the Technique Stadium, which took place only ten days earlier, Cheek gave the visitors the lead before Laurence Maguire brought Chesterfield back on level terms. Fighting out for a point, Bromley struck gold as Joseph Kizzi scored the winning goal with six minutes left on the clock. 

By Sam Plummer