WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
The Shots are back on the road following last Saturday’s defeat against Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena, with Tommy Widdrington looking to get back to winning ways after a 2-1 defeat against the Dale. This time around Aldershot will be travelling to Hayes Lane, where the opposition will be Bromley.
Founded in 1892, Bromley are also known as “the Ravens” or “the Willywhites.” Bromley have been in the National League since their promotion in 2015/16 since their promotion from the National League South in 2014/15.
The Shots and Bromley last met at Hayes Lane earlier this year, and in an end to end game the points were shared between the two sides. Aldershot went ahead twice, firstly through Jake Hutchinson after 17 minutes and later through an own goal (which Corey Jordan claimed as his) in the 71st minute. However, on both occasions Michael Cheek pegged back the Shots and his brace saw the game end 2-2. When the sides met earlier in the season it was Bromley who were 1-0 winners.
In recent times the Shots have struggled against Bromley, with a last National League win over the side coming in 2018 as Scott Rendell, Daniel Holman and James Rowe scored to give the Shots a 3-2 win over Bromley at the EBB Stadium.
Last season Bromley finished the regualr season in 7th, the final playoffs space. Their 7th placed finish set up a tie with Woking at Kingfield, but Bromley would beat the Cards to set up a semi-final clash with Chesterfield, but they eventually came up short against Paul Cook’s side.
Bromley were knocked out of the FA Cup in the fourth qualifying round by Hereford last season, and were knocked out in the third round on penalties against Bath City in the FA Trophy.
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Bromley did one better in the FA Cup this season and made it to the first round proper after beating Wealdstone 3-2 in the fourth qualifying round. However, they were given the task of League One side Blackpool, with the former Premier League outfit Blackpool coming out on top in a 2-0 win.
Bromley are currently “best of the rest” as Barnet and Chesterfield battle it out for the title, but their form has seen them in a good position, now only three points behind Barnet in 2nd with 39 for the season so far. Michael Cheek scored a brace for Bromley when the Shots last travelled to Hayes Lane, and the striker has 7 goals already this season.
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Currently in charge for Bromley is Andy Woodman. Woodman is in his second managerial job, his first being Whitehawk in 2017. The former Northampton and Stevenage player joined Bromley after leaving his position as Head of Goalkeeping at Arsenal in 2021, and guided the side to the playoffs on the final day of the 2021 season. Woodman won his first trophy in management with Bromley in 2022 as the side, including former Shot Joe Partington, won the FA Trophy at Wembley against Wrexham.
Tickets for the game are available for Shots fans to buy HERE.
Tickets are priced as follows:
- Adults: £20
- Concessions: £15
- Under 16: £7
- Under 11: FREE with a paying adult
Ticket prices will rise by £2 on the day of the game.
Pay on the day is available, but only with card on the turnstiles.
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT:
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