A new year, but what would it hold for Bromley? Whilst that question still remains unanswered, we take a look back at the month which started the year off.
Things began with a reverse to the Club’s Boxing Day fixture, which meant Dover Athletic were the side making the trip to Hayes Lane in another Kent Derby. Bromley had a point to prove too, having been beaten 3-0 in the last match.
The Ravens went into the match looking to avenge that defeat, and that’s precisely what they did. Goals from Frankie Raymond, Josh Rees and Michael Cheek ensured a reverse of the Boxing Day scoreline.
Three days later, came a trip to Meadow Lane to take on Notts County, a side who had very much found their form. Despite an early penalty miss for the home side, a Michael Cheek stunner wasn’t enough, as the Ravens slipped to a 2-1 defeat.
The usual January Kent Senior Cup fixture came next, as a strong Gillingham side arrived in BR2. Despite a strong performance from a youthful Bromley side, it was the experienced Gills who would progress to the next round, winning 2-0.
There was then an 11 day wait for Bromley’s next fixture, which happened to be a trip to league leaders Barrow, kickoff 5:20pm in front of the BT Sport cameras. Despite a valiant effort, the Ravens were beaten 2-0, with a goal in each half enough for the hosts to extend their lead at the top.
Bromley would look to return to winning ways as they returned home the following week to face Barnet. After falling 1-0 down, it was Rees who would continue his fine form to level things up before the break, though that was undone by a Simeon Akinola strike early on in the second half, which would win it for the visitors.
Off the pitch, January saw Bromley receive a Club record fee for the services of Reeco Hackett-Fairchild from Portsmouth. You can read the full story on the forward’s departure to League 1 football by clicking here.