MATCH PREVIEW: Shots v Bromley (H)


After a big away win saw Aldershot get all three points, the Shots return to the EBB to face Bromley. The Greater London outfit are sat 12th in the Vanarama National League, after a win, draw and loss to start their campaign. Founded in 1892, Bromley currently play their home games at Hayes Lane, and are currently in their eighth season in the National League.


Much like Tuesday’s opponents Boreham Wood, Bromley finished the season on 67 points, finishing below The Wood on goal difference in 10th, and ahead of Torquay in 11th by a single point. Top scorer Michael Cheek scored 17 goals from 42 appearances last campaign, starting 41 of the 42 games he played last season.

Bromley’s biggest success of the season was in the FA Trophy. Going all the way to Wembley, Bromley beat Wrexham 1-0 in front of a 46,111 crowd to win the FA Trophy, courtesy of a Michael Cheek goal in the 64th minute.


Shots met Bromley three times last season, twice in the league and once in the FA Trophy. Bromley got the better of Shots in the Fourth round, winning 2-0 courtesy of goals from now Shots Captain Joe Partington and George Alexander.

The first league meeting in October didn’t bring better fortunes for Shots, with an end to end game resulting in a 3-2 victory to Bromley, with Ndjoli’s opener levelled by George Alexander, before Kinsella and Mitchell Charles Alan Walker made the scores level. A Michael Cheek penalty in the 65th minute was all that separated the two sides come the final whistle.

Shots came away from Bromley with a point, Ndjoli on the scoresheet again before a late Byron Webster equaliser gave Bromley a point in the final meeting of the season.


Andy Woodman made over 400 appearances as a goalkeeper, with over 150 for Northampton Town between 1995-99. During the 2005-06 season, Woodman was appointed as assistant manager of Rushden & Diamonds, but enjoyed stints as a coach of West Ham, Charlton, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, following Alan Pardew from club to club as a coach.

Woodman got his first managerial role at Whitehawk, and he left the role after ensuring safety in National League South. Bromley appointed Woodman after he left Arsenal as a Head Goalkeeping coach. During his time at Bromley, he has guided the side to the playoffs, and got approached by Gillingham, but chose to stay at Bromley.


Bromley have signed and let go of 10 players, five in and five out. Left back Reece Hannam is the only temporary addition to the squad, signing on loan from Crystal Palace. Goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook, striker pairing Adam Marriott and David Smith, as well as centre half Callum Reynolds all joining the side from Dartford, Barnet, Folkestone Invivcta and Dagenham & Redbridge respectively.

Toby Stevenson is currently without a contract after leaving Bromley, with Liam Trotter, Palace Francis, Ben Margetson and Luke Coulson all joining in him in heading for the exit door at the culmination of the previous season.

Other than signings and sales, there are no other clear absences from the Bromley squad, with no injuries or suspensions ruling anyone out from the clash.


Bromley have two former Shots in their squad. Firstly, Callum Reynolds. The 32-year-old defender first joined Aldershot for the 2016/17 campaign, playing 46 games that season, 44 in the league and 2 more during the playoffs. He spent one more season at the club in 17/18, making a further 41 appearances in all competitions, ending the two seasons he spent at the club with 87 appearances.

Secondly, James Vennings, who played for the Shots last season. Joining up with the squad on game week 10, Vennings went on to make 13 appearances for the Shots last season, making his last appearances in May as Aldershot lost 2-0 to Stockport.


As this is a home game, you can purchase tickets from our website HERE, with tickets priced at:

  • Adults: £20
  • Disabled: £16
  • Military Personnel: £16
  • Senior (over 65): £16
  • Junior (17 and below): £7

You can also purchase tickets from the Club Shop from 12:00PM on matchday, but no tickets will be available on the turnstiles, which open at 13:30PM.


The best place for live updates is Shots official Twitter @OfficialShots, and you can catch up with highlights of the game on the Aldershot YouTube channel HERE after the final whistle has gone.

There will be live BBC Surrey Sport online commentary of the game with Rob Worrall and a guest summariser.