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Last minute penalty save puts Bromley through in FA Trophy

PUBLISHED: 10:01 17 December 2012

Bromley players celebrate with home fans.

Bromley players celebrate with home fans.

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Bromley have reached the final 16 of the FA Trophy for the first time in club history after beating Kidderminster Harriers 1-0.

Goalkeeper Joe Welch took many of the plaudits having stayed mentally strong to deny the visitors an equaliser from the penalty spot in injury time.

Stepping down a level from the Blue Square Bet Premier Division, Kidderminster should have taken the lead inside two minutes through James Vincent, who saw his effort bounce harmlessly wide.

The Lilywhites weathered the storm in the first half, with Welch making a number of fine saves before Joe Pigott and Pierre Joseph-Dubois spurning chances.

With just a minute left before half-time Joseph-Duboi was bundled over in the box by Josh Gowling.

Danny Waldren slotted home the only goal of the game from the penalty spot to send Bromley into the break with an unlikely lead.

The visitors huffed and puffed, but never quite broke through against the home side who defended bravely and almost took a two goal lead as Kidderminster threw everything up front to find an equaliser.

In the dying minutes Anthony Malbon’s penalty was saved by Welch after a tangle in the box from a long throw.

Bromley now await the Monday draw to find out their next round opponent.

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