17 January 2021

Preview: Ravens take on Cards in FA Trophy

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Following the postponement of Bromley’s last five fixtures due to covid-19, Neil Smith’s men can finally make a return to football on Tuesday evening.

This will be Bromley’s first fixture of 2021 with the visit of league rivals, Woking FC, for the rearranged 4th round FA Trophy tie. The winners of the game will travel to Sutton United in the 5th round.

The fixture was originally scheduled for Saturday 16 January, but was called off with Woking still observing a period of isolation. 

Bromley’s last fixture was the 3rd Round FA Trophy tie on 22 December, when two goals from Harry Forster secured victory over Hemel Hempstead Town to set up today’s encounter.

Harry Forster scores the opener in the 2-0 victory of Hemel Hempstead in the previous round of the FA Trophy.

The two Clubs have met once before in this competition, and that was forty-four years ago on 12 November 1977, when a Paul McCarthy penalty was not enough to save Bromley from a 3-1 defeat at the Kingfield Stadium.

Aside from today’s competition, the two Clubs have met on two occasions in the FA Cup, and three games in the old FA Amateur Cup, otherwise the majority of the fixtures have come in the Isthmian and National League’s.

To reach this stage Woking overcame Dover Athletic, winning 2-1 in the 3rd round.

Michael Cheek celebrates after scoring the winning goal from last season’s National League encounter at Hayes Lane with Woking.

Our visitors on Tuesday are due to return to Hayes Lane next week, for the first of this season’s Vanarama National League fixtures.  Last season each Club won their respective home fixtures: Bromley 1-0 at Hayes Lane and Woking 2-1 at the Kingfield Stadium.

Preview written by John Self

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