Bromley dumped out of FA Cup by lowly Heybridge Swifts

PUBLISHED: 12:06 14 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:07 14 October 2013

Bromley were edged out of the game by Sutton United.

Bromley were edged out of the game by Sutton United.


Bromley suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Heybridge Swifts in the FA Cup third qualifying round on Saturday.

The Ryman Division 1 North side were anonymous for the first 30 minutes, but took a surprise lead with their first shot on target.

Lewis Carey’s misjudged punch fell to Ben Newson, who chipped in for Kevin Dobinson to lash in a volley at the near post.

The Ravens continued to dominate possession, and went close when Jack Holland sliced wide from a corner. They were made to pay soon after, as Heybridge scored again with just their second shot.

Aaron Greene’s long range effort gave Carey no chance, and it looked like the Swifts would go into the break with a two goal lead at Hayes Lane.

However, just one minute later, a Bromley onslaught saw Rob Swaine hit the bar with a header, which rebounded and fell to Jacob Erskine, who nodded home.

Bromley had numerous chances in the second half, but could not test visiting goalkeeper Nick Eyre.

Bradley Goldberg’s shot on the turn sailed just over the bar, and substitute Brendan Kiernan’s diving header just wide of the post.

The clinical Swifts were barely in the game for the second half, but managed to hold on for a 2-1 victory. This was the first time Bromley had failed to win a home match this season.

They next face Sutton United away in the Skrill South on Saturday. The game will kick off at 3pm at Gander Green Lane.

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