Bromley chairman Robin Stanton-Gleaves' free coach travel to Bristol Rovers: Neil Smith and his squad deserve all the support possible on such a great occasion

Monday 28th October 2019

BROMLEY chairman Robin Stanton-Gleaves says he is making the small gesture of providing free coach travel for supporters to watch their FA Cup First Round tie at Bristol Rovers.

The Lillywhites play the League One club at the Memorial Ground on Sunday 10 November, with the game kicking off at 12:45pm, as part of BBC Sports' television coverage.

Neil Smith – whose side host Stockport County at Hayes Lane tomorrow night – are presently sitting at the top of the Vanarama National League table and are bidding to win their first FA Cup First Round tie since 1945.

Bromley have been provided with an allocation of 900 seated tickets in the covered South Stand.

The club will provide free coaches to fans travelling to the Memorial Stadium and coach seats can be reserved when purchasing your match ticket from Bromley FC.  All under 16’s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

The coaches will depart Hayes Lane at 07:30 on the morning of the game.

Stanton-Gleaves told  “Neil Smith and his squad deserve all the support possible on such a great occasion.

“Your backing of the team has been immense so far this season and this is a small gesture of thanks from myself for all of your support and dedication.”

Bristol Rovers have reduced admission prices for the game with adult tickets bring priced at £15, Seniors (65 and over) priced at £7 and £1 for under 16s.

Tickets will need to be purchased from Bromley FC and the club are currently awaiting delivery of the physical tickets from Bristol Rovers and will confirm sales arrangements and a date and time for when ticket sales will commence as soon as possible.

Season Ticket holders will be guaranteed one FA Cup ticket to purchase up until Friday 1 November.

Smith's men have raised expectations in the National League this season and that this could well be Bromley's year in The FA Cup after many years of heartbreak.

Bromley’s FA Cup Heartbreak:

Reached the Second Round:
1937-38 – Away – Scarborough – Lost 1-4
1938-39 – Away – Lincoln City – Lost 1-8
1945-46 – Home - Watford – Lost 1-3 and Drew 1-1 (away)

Reached the First Round:
1938-38 – Away – King’s Lynn – Won 4-0
1938-39 – Home - Apsley – Won 2-1
1945-46 – Home - Slough United  - Won 6-1 and Lost 0-1 (away)
1947-48 – Home - Reading – Draw 3-3 and Lost 0-3 (away)
1949-50 – Home  - Watford – Lost 1-2
1950-51 – Away – Aldershot – Draw 2-2 and Lost 0-1 (away)
1951-52 – Away – Torquay United – Lost 2-3
1976-77 – Away – Swindon Town – Lost 0-7
1996-97 – Home – Enfield – Lost 1-3

Reached the First Round as a Conference South Club (having to win three games to get there):

2006-07 – Away – Gillingham – Lost 1-4
2009-10 – Home – Colchester United – Lost 0-4
2011-12 – Away – Leyton Orient – Lost 0-3
2012-13 – Away – Fleetwood Town – Lost 0-3
2014-15 – Home – Dartford – Lost 3-4

Reached the First Round as a National League club (having to win one game to get there):

2017-18 – Away – Rochdale – Lost 0-4
2018-19 – Home – Peterborough United – Lost 1-3
2019-20 – Away – Bristol Rovers -

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