We're in a fantastic position but we haven't really started yet, said Bromley hero Danny Waldren
Thursday 30th October 2014BROMLEY midfielder Danny Waldren says he will ensure his team-mates will be fully focused for their game at Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.
The Ravens reached The FA Cup First Round for the fifth time in eight years after beating Evesham United 2-1 - thanks to Waldren's brace - in Worcestershire last weekend.
Their reward is a lucrative home tie against Vanarama Conference neighbours Dartford, which will be played at Hayes Lane on Saturday 8 November, 3pm.
Bromley crashed out of the Kent Reliance Cup on Tuesday night when they lost 4-2 on penalties to Maidstone United after the home game finished all square at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Louis Dennis cancelled out Mark Lovell’s opener for Jay Saunders’s side, who held their nerve from the spot to seal a home tie against Ryman League Division One South side Hythe Town on 18 November.
Bromley remain in fifth-place in the Vanarama Conference South table with 21 points from 12 games, six points adrift of leaders Basingstoke Town and travel to Eastbourne Borough, a side that are in eighth-place in the table, on Saturday.
It is so easy for teams that are enjoying good Cup runs to forget about the bread and butter of league football.
Manager Mark Goldberg has assembled a squad of quality players at Hayes Lane this season and Waldren knows they must be fully focused down on the Sussex coast at the weekend.
“It’s difficult when you bring in loads of new players because you need to get to know each other and gel as a team,” said Waldren, 25.
“It’s not fully there yet but it’s definitely getting there.
“Where we are in the league and what we’re doing in the Cup, we’re in a fantastic position, even though we haven’t really started yet.
“You’ve got to be professional. I’ve seen it over the years. A couple of years back we had a brilliant run. We got to Leyton Orient and our league form was terrible and it’s no shock. A lot of teams have the same situation and the same results so I’ll definitely make sure that I’ll speak around the changing room and let the players know we’ve got a job to do in this Cup and the League is our main priority this year.
“But to have a superb FA Cup run is what we want as well. Hopefully we can do our best to keep it going in the league and in The FA Cup.”
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Eastbourne Borough v Bromley
Vanarama Conference South
Saturday 1st November 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Priory Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 7QH