Season review: January

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.

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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.

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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.