Non-league round-up: Former Eagles man Holland eyes more Bromley success as Dulwich extend unbeaten run

BY LOUIS MENDEZ

Jack Holland wants to see Bromley continue to take strides forward after recently passing the 350-game mark for the club.

The locally-raised skipper has seen the Ravens establish themselves in the National League and reach the FA Trophy Final at Wembley during his time in BR2.

The central defender was part of the youth set-up at Hayes Lane before joining Crystal Palace as a youngster. He spent four years with the Eagles, which included a loan spell back at Bromley, before signing permanently in 2013.

Holland, 28, said: “It’s my local club. I’ve been here so long, it’s like a family to me. I know that seems a little cliche, but it is. From the cleaners, to the backroom staff, to the management and the players, everyone is one big family. My family love it. I love it here. It just seems like home to me.

“From when I first came here on loan, a relegation battle, to where we are now and the vision for the future – it’s unbelievable. That’s a credit to Robin [Stanton-Gleaves, chairman], the board, the gaffer and the management. There’s a vision here and it’s very bright for Bromley.”

Holland’s 351st appearance in a Bromley shirt was a sour one as the Lilywhites were beaten 2-1 by Yeovil Town on Tuesday night – their second home defeat in four days.

Neil Smith’s side will look to put a dent in Solihull Moors’ perfect home record in a televised fixture tomorrow.

“We don’t pride ourselves on losing two in a row,” said Holland. “Now we’ll go back to the drawing board and prepare for Solihull on TV on Saturday. Put it right.”

Dulwich Hamlet recorded a third straight National League South victory as goals from Danny Mills and Reise Allassani saw them welcome a crowd back to Champion Hill in positive fashion.

The South Londoners had an attendance of 1,078 for the 2-1 win over Eastbourne Borough.

Gavin Rose’s side are unbeaten in five matches and they are 12th in the table and within striking distance of the play-off zone.

Dulwich travel to Oxford City tomorrow.

Tooting & Mitcham United’s season is set to resume on December 19 with a trip to Isthmian League South Central promotion rivals Ware.

PICTURE: KEITH GILLARD


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