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Bromley: 10 Things

Posted by Ben Rowland
Posted on Thu 11 Apr 2019
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town face Bromley FC on Saturday. Here are ten things you may, or may not know about our opponents.

  1. They play at Hayes Lane, in Bromley. The ground has a 5,000 capacity with 1,300 of that being seated. The ground was opened in 1904.
  2. Previously the club have played at Queensmead Recreation Ground, before moving to Glebe Road. Bromley then went on to Plaistow Cricket Club before finally moving into their current ground early in the 20th
  3. Although the max capacity for the ground is 5,000. The record attendance of 10,798 was set during a Nigeria XI game in September 1948.
  4. Bromley won the National League South in the 2014/15 season. The current manager, Neil Smith, was the assistant manager at the time.
  5. Neil Smith also played for Bromley in 2008. He also has experience playing for Fulham and Reading in the late 90s.
  6. George Brown is the clubs record appearance make and goal scorer. He played for the club for 23 years between 1938 and 1961. Although it is not known how many appearances he made, he scored a massive 570 goals in his time at the club.
  7. Bromley have two nicknames, The Ravens and The Lilywhites.
  8. They were FA Trophy finalists last year, losing to Brackley Town on penalties.
  9. The club have experienced Premier League defender Roger Johnson in their squad. The former Cardiff, Birmingham and Wolves player has won the League Cup and reached a FA Cup final.
  10. The club has a synthetic 3G pitch at Hayes Lane.

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