Blyth Spartans v Bromley preview
Blyth Spartans v Bromley preview

Bromley make the long trip up to Croft Park to face Blyth Spartans for their FA Trophy Second Round match on Saturday looking to progress further than they ever have in this competition.

The Ravens sit in ninth place in the National League with 44 points from 24 played just behind the play off spots after last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at home to AFC Fylde. While Spartans are fifth in the National League North Division having taken 42 points from their 24 matches, on Saturday they beat Gainsborough Trinity 4-0 at home.     

A decent run in this competition could enhance what has already been a very good season for manager Neil Smith at Hayes Lane and they booked their place in this round with a 2-0 win at Hartley Wintney in December. The Ravens best run in this competition came in 2012/13 when they reached the third round before losing to Dartford.

Blyth have beaten Stalybridge Celtic  2-1 and Telford 1-0, to reach this round and will be eyeing up the chance to defeat a team from the division above given the logistics of travelling to the game for both Bromley’s players and fans and Spartans famous cup traditions.  

With The Ravens not taking up the opportunity for the game to go to extra time on the day, those following Bromley up to Northumberland will be hoping that their team is still in the competition on Saturday night as some reward for their loyalty and endeavour for what looks to be a tough challenge.  


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