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Non-league round-up: Former Millwall defender sees red card as Bromley unbeaten run ended by Aldershot

Bromley boss Andy Woodman called his side’s 3-2 defeat at home to Aldershot on Tuesday a “disaster” after they threw away a two-goal lead.

The Ravens went ahead after two minutes through Louis Dennis and quickly doubled their lead with a strike from Michael Cheek.

Bromley v AFC Fylde , Vanarama National League, Hayes Lane, 18 November 2023
Picture : Keith Gillard

But three second-half goals from the visitors, with their winner coming in the 104th minute from Coby Rowe, saw Bromley’s six-game unbeaten run come to an end.

The South Londoners are 11 points off National League table toppers Chesterfield.

“It was a disaster really – I don’t think you can put it any other way,” Woodman told Bromley’s YouTube channel.

“The three goals we conceded? I haven’t seen us concede three worse goals since I have been here.

“It was just basic and I can’t dress it up any other way. We were brilliant in the first half – we could have been three or four up.

“We don’t take our chances and we think a two-goal advantage is enough. Then we go and gift them two goals, and we were hanging on with 10 men for the third one. We were guilty of our own downfall today and there is no one else to blame other than the players in the dressing room.”

Ex-Millwall captain Byron Webster was issued with a straight red card in the 77th minute after a coming together with Aldershot’s Kwame Thomas.

Bromley v AFC Fylde , Vanarama National League, Hayes Lane, 18 November 2023
Picture : Keith Gillard

“It was a red card – 100 per cent,” said Woodman.

“I can’t defend it. I’ll defend all my players but I’m not going to stand here and talk to you and try and con the people who have seen the game tonight – it’s a red card.

“Ridiculous thing to do. I’m not going to make excuses, we were 2-0 up and defended poorly.

“It won’t happen again on my shift, that’s for sure. I’m not going to apologise because this is football. We now have to get a result at Hartlepool and try and turn this around. This was a pretty bad way to lose.”

Welling United booked their place in the third round of the FA Trophy after a penalty shootout victory over Taunton Town on Tuesday evening.
Kain Adom gave Danny Bloor’s side the lead before half time.

Tristan Abrahams put the Wings 2-1 up late on before Nat Jervis equalised for the visitors in the 89th minute.

Welling won 8-7 in the shootout, with Rob Howard scoring the crucial spot kick after Javarn Pitterson saved Austen Booth’s penalty.
They host top-of-the-table Yeovil Town tomorrow.

Dulwich Hamlet will look to extend their five-game unbeaten run in the Isthmian League Premier Division tomorrow when they head to Cray Wanderers.

Cray Valley PM moved up to eighth in the Isthmian League South East Divison after a 4-1 win over Merstham in midweek.

Goals from Thomas Chambers, a brace from Matthew Vigor and a late strike from Marcel Barrington gave the Millers all three points.


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