Sunday 20th July 2003
Beckenham to receive friendly neighbours fringe players
Beckenham Town could be boosted for the new season, as their Ryman League neighbours Bromley will be sending fringe players to Eden Park Avenue, writes Stephen McCartney.
After finishing in sixth place in the Ryman League Division One South last season, and winning the London Senior Cup, Bromley manager Stuart McIntyre is aiming for promotion back to the Premier Division.
But McIntyre will help out Go Travel Kent League side neighbours Beckenham Town by loaning out his fringe players to gain experience and fitness.
Bromley have been without a reserve side since their relegation in 1999 as Cray Wanderers play their home games at Hayes Lane. The pitch is also used by Charlton Athletic ladies and local cup finals are also played on the turf at the end of the season.
In fact, over 100 games were played at Hayes Lane last season.
Bromley chairman, Jerry Dolke, has played for both Bromley and Beckenham Town.
Last season Beckenham Town lost 2-1 in a pre-season game at Bromley and will be looking for a better return when the two sides meet at Hayes Lane on Tuesday, 22 July (7.45pm)
McIntyre has announced his Bromley squad, which contains his first team regulars along with a few trialists.
Admission to the game at Hayes Lane is at a reduced rate of £5.00 adults, £2.00 OAP's and Kids for £1.00 A twelve page programme is also on sale for £1.00.
Beckenham Town face Maidstone United at Eden Park Avenue on the opening day of the new season on Saturday 9 August (3.00pm).
Greenwich Borough visit Eden Park Avenue on Tuesday 12 August (7.45pm) before Becks travel to Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 16 August, and to Hythe Town on Saturday 23rd August.