Bromley cement league place but suffer heavy defeat to end season

PUBLISHED: 10:49 29 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:49 29 April 2013

Joe Welch was voted player of the season by Bromley fans.

Joe Welch was voted player of the season by Bromley fans.


Bromley finished the season with a lacklustre 4-0 loss at home to Dover Athletic on Saturday.

The Ravens ended their campaign in 15th place despite the loss, which is their ninth defeat in the last 10 league games.

It took just 12 minutes for Dover to take the lead at Hayes Lane, with Harry Ottoway heading home a free header after Daryl McMahon and Moses Ademola combined well.

After the break it was the visitors again who took the initiative, doubling their lead when Ademola curled a brilliant effort past the stretched Joe Welch to make it 2-0.

Soon after McMahon’s cross somehow found its way into the net when Tyrone Sterling let the ball run through his legs. And things when from bad to worse with 80 minutes gone, as Billy Bricknell made it 4-0 by tapping home from close range.

The savage loss came after a brief glimmer of hope for Bromley fans last week, when their side mustered their only league win since March 9 at Boreham Wood.

Despite conceding four on the final day, fans marked the end of the season by voting goalkeeper Joe Welch as their Supporters Player of the Year.

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