We are really excited about the crowd size for Dartford, says Bromley co-chairman Ashley Reading

Tuesday 04th November 2014
BROMLEY co-chairman Ashley Reading has issued a rallying cry to supporters ahead of the FA Cup First Round showdown against Dartford on Saturday.

The Hayes Lane clash sees Bromley taking on their Kent rivals from the Vanarama Conference as The Ravens bid to reach the FA Cup Second Round for the first time since 1945.

This season has seen a great turnout by Bromley supporters at both home and away games, with the club boasting the second highest average attendance in the Vanarama Conference South, as well as having the highest attendance of all games, with 1,485 turning up to Bromley’s game against Chelmsford City in September.

Mr Reading has issued a statement on the club website ahead of the big game against Tony Burman’s side.

The Darts are sitting fourth-from-bottom in the Vanarama Conference and only six teams separate the two clubs going into the game.

Mr Reading told www.bromleyfc.net: “The support throughout the season since we came in has been phenomenal, particularly with the number of supporters passing through the turnstiles on a regular basis and supporting the changes that we have brought to the club.

“Now more then ever though, we need that support and I’m sure our loyal fans will play a huge part in Saturday’s game as we aim for the Second Round.

“The noise from our support at away games throughout the year has been noticeably louder than at home and we’d love to replicate that on Saturday.”

Supporters are encouraged to bring flags, banners etc. to help create a wall of noise and colour behind the goal.

Mr Reading added: “Ticket sales have started brilliantly and we are really excited about the crowd size for Saturday’s game. Let’s get behind the boys and make some noise!”

The game, which kicks off at 3pm, will not be all-ticket and tickets will be available on the day of the game, while there will be no segregation.

Turnstiles open at 12pm, with The Venue and Ravens Bar both open and showing the live game between Liverpool and Chelsea, which kicks off at 12:45pm.

Tickets can be purchased in person or over the phone by calling 020 8460 5291. Those purchasing over the phone will need to collect their tickets from Hayes Lane before Friday evening.

A club statement added: “Supporters are encouraged to get down early on Saturday and help build up the atmosphere and turn up the noise as The Ravens aim for a place in the Second Round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1945.”

Bromley have confirmed that their usual ticket pricing applies for Saturday’s FA Cup tie:

Adults: £12
Concessions: £6
Students (with valid I.D.): £5
Under 16s: FREE

Visit Bromley’s website: www.bromleyfc.net  

Bromley  v  Dartford
The FA Cup First Round
Saturday 8th November 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
At Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF