Bromley: The club can confirm that it has been charged by The FA with an alleged breach of competition rules in The FA Trophy

Sunday 23rd December 2018

BROMLEY could potentially be thrown out of The FA Trophy after they were charged by The Football Association with an alleged breach of competition rules.

The Hayes Lane club reached the Wembley Stadium Final on 20 May 2018 but suffered a heartbreaking defeat on penalties to Brackley Town, who equalised through Roger Johnson’s own-goal just 19 seconds from the end of normal time.

Bromley came from behind to beat their Vanarama National League rivals Sutton United 2-1 in the First Round at Hayes Lane on 15 December 2018 and were drawn away to Spennymoor Town in the Second Round on 12 January 2019.

But an unfortunate administrative error has put that in jeopardy and Sutton United may be the club that travel up to The Brewery Field instead.

“The club can confirm that it has been charged by The FA with an alleged breach of competition rules in The FA Trophy,” said a club statement, which was published on

“The formal process is ongoing and the club will be attending a personal hearing with The FA week commencing 31 December.

“The club would like to apologise to supporters for the uncertainty this will cause with regards to the next round of the competition and will update supporters with the outcome of the hearing in the New Year.

“The club will not be making any further comment at this time.”

Bromley beat Vanarama National League North Spennymoor Town 2-1 in Darlington in a Quarter-Final Replay on 14 March after being held to a goal-less draw at Hayes Lane.

Bromley travel to Gander Green Lane to play eighth-placed Sutton United on Boxing Day, 26 December (15:00) and play them in the return game in front of the BT Sport cameras at Hayes Lane on Tuesday 1 January 2019 (19:45).

Bromley are in seventeenth-place in the table with 27 points from 24 games following yesterday’s 1-0 win over struggling Maidenhead United at Hayes Lane, courtesy of Jack Holland’s first goal of the season and the Ravens are six points clear of the relegation zone.

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