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Football: Bromley ready for FA Trophy final against Brackley Town

PUBLISHED: 08:45 17 May 2018

Bromley manager Neil Smith (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Bromley manager Neil Smith (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Ravens tackle Saints at Wembley Stadium on Sunday

It looks set to be a huge weekend for Bromley as they gear up for their FA Trophy final against Brackley Town at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

The Ravens will look to win the competition for the first time by beating the Saints at the national stadium.

It is the first time in the south Londoners’ history that they have reached the final of the FA Trophy, and the first time they will play at the new Wembley Stadium.

Neil Smith’s men received a double boost leading up to the final, with keeper David Gregory and midfielder Jordan Higgs agreeing new deals with the National League side.

Gregory has been the undisputed number one for Bromley this term after joining last summer from Cambridge United.

And the 23-year-old stopper is looking forward to enjoying another good campaign at Hayes Lane.

“I’m really excited to have signed for another year, it’s been what I’ve wanted to do since Christmas,” Gregory told the club website.

“I was pleased to get plenty of games under my belt since joining last year, and I hope to continue that into next season.”

Higgs was also a regular for Bromley last term and displayed his versatility by playing in a number of positions.

The midfielder will hope to play often for the Ravens next term, and Higgs says he is looking forward to what lies ahead.

“I’m happy to have signed again and be a part of the journey this club is on,” he told the club website.

“I’ve come through the youth system here and it’s been really exciting to see the progress the Club has made during that time. I’m confident the future is bright for Bromley.”

Both Gregory and Higgs will hope they can play their part in some Wembley success for Bromley this Sunday.

The Ravens have beaten Hartley Wintney, Blyth Spartans, Workington, Spennymoor Town and Gateshead to reach the final at Wembley Stadium this Sunday.

With Bromley playing in the National League and Brackley from a division below in the National League North, the Ravens will start as favourites.

Smith will hope that does not make his side complacent as he bids to guide the Hayes Lane to silverware at the national stadium as Bromley chase a first ever FA Trophy to place in their cabinet.

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