19 March 2021

Ravens earn first win at Yeovil

  • Men's

Bromley’s 2-1 victory at Huish Park on Tuesday evening was their first ever win in Somerset since the Clubs first met in the 1986-87 season when Yeovil Town completed the League double over their Kent opponents.

Yeovil had been relegated from the Conference League in May 1986 and placed in the Isthmian League for the start of the new season.

Their stay was to be just two seasons and on 9th April 1988 Bromley travelled to Yeovil’s old ground – The Huish – in pole position in the League table with their opponents in second place, a point behind.

Yeovil put an end to Bromley’s promotion hopes with a 3-0 victory, and went on to gain promotion in the following weeks.

As Yeovil had won the League and League Cup that season, Bromley were invited to play Yeovil in the following season’s Isthmian League Charity Cup and duly travelled on August Bank Holiday where they were, again, beaten.

In the meantime, Yeovil had moved into their purpose built new – and present – ground where two more defeats followed in the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons, after Yeovil had again been relegated back to the Isthmian League before they regained their higher League position from which they went on to gain Football League status.

Acquaintances were renewed last season after another relegation for the Somerset club, and another defeat followed for Bromley.

However, the sequence ended on Tuesday with a controlled performance, as Michael Cheek and an own goal gave Bromley a well deserved three points.

Written by John Self

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