Bromley progress in FA Cup with narrow victory over Burgess Hill Town

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 September 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 30 September 2013

Bradley Goldberg could do little to prevent Bromley drawing on Saturday. Photo:

Bradley Goldberg could do little to prevent Bromley drawing on Saturday. Photo:

Mark Avenell

Bromley battled to a narrow 1-0 win over Burgess Hill Town in the FA Cup second qualifying round on Saturday.

Manager Mark Goldberg’s decision to start Ben Swallow paid off when the Welsh winger collected Jack Holland’s long range pass, before crossing for Shamir Mullings to convert. This was Mullings’ second goal in two games.

The Hillians came close when Curtis Gayler’s free-kick was somehow tipped on to the post by Lewis Carey.

Shortly after Rob Swaine squandered a good chance from an Elliott Buchanan free-kick, heading inches over the bar.

Pat Harding then sliced wide from eight yards for Burgess Hill, before again shooting the wrong side of the post from close range.

Bromley struggled to retain possession, but had a few chances themselves. Bradley Goldberg’s acrobatic volley from Joseph-Dubois’ cross was parried expertly by the Town stopper, while Jack Holland volleyed wide from a Kiernan corner.

The Ravens will face Heybridge Swifts in the next round.

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed the re-signing of forward Jacob Erskine and defender Taylor Parmenter.

They next face Cray Wanderers in the Kent Senior Cup tomorrow, kick off 7:45pm at Hayes Lane.

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