It was opening day defeat for the Ravens on Saturday as they fell to a 2-0 defeat away at Halifax Town.

It was a first league start for Teddy Sharman-Lowe and Chin Okoli who were joined in the squad by fellow summer signing Sam Woods who started on the bench. Youngster Kacper Orlowski was also called upon and started amongst the subs too.

It proved to be a solid first period with both sides posing an attacking threat. However, the first real chance fell Halifax’s way when Millenic Alli struck from just outside the box, but his effort landed into the arms of Sharman-Lowe via a deflection.

On the 20 minute mark, Bromley had a chance themselves as Adam Marriott struck from a tight angle and after Sam Johnson made the save, the ball came back out to Jude Arthurs who forced the Halifax ‘keeper into another smart stop.

Manager Andy Woodman ended the half with a yellow card to his name after protesting a decision which saw Marriott go off for a couple of minutes despite not receiving any treatment.

That contributed to six added minutes, but neither side could nudge in front before the break.

Halifax pressed for an opener in the early stages of the second half as a dangerous cross found Rob Harker who headed over the bar from close range.

The Shaymen eventually did edge themselves in front on 53 minutes when Jack Evans was played through before slotting past Sharman-Lowe.

Up the other end and Michael Cheek saw a header saved before Alli had a glorious chance to double the hosts’ lead, but squared it across goal, the pass too heavy to be latched onto.

However, a few minutes later and Alli did have his goal, making it 2-0 on 72 minutes.

Corey Whitely had two chances to pull one back for Bromley, but it would be the hosts who came away with maximum points.

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