Bromley Secure Play-Off Spot
Bromley came from behind to draw with Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Saturday, sealing a 7th-place finish in the league and a trip to Woking for the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday night.
Oldham's Joe Nuttall opened the scoring for the Latics just before the break, rounding off a dominant first half minutes by rounding Reice Charles-Cook and slotting it calmly into the goal to give Oldham the momentum going into the half-time break.
There was nothing much to separate the two sides in a very close second half; however, Bromley would eventually draw level in the 79th minute thanks to James Venning's powerful strike that flew past Magnus Norman into the bottom corner.
After his first-half mistake, which led to Oldham's goal, Reice Charles-Cook was a crucial player in the second half, pulling off an acrobatic save in the 80th minute to deny Mark Shelton's precise strike would be the last clear-cut chance in the game for either team.
Bromley were already guaranteed a place in the playoffs after their 2-0 win at home the previous Saturday, however with their 1-1 draw to Oldham and Boreham Wood winning 1-0 against Yeovil Town means Bromley have finished 7th, which means that they travel to Surrey on Wednesday to face Woking, with a place in the semi-final on Sunday against Chesterfield on the line.
In addition to finding out their confirmed playoff opponent, it was a historic day for Bromley as the point from Saturday's fixture has left Bromley with 71 points, beating their highest points tally from the 2017/18 season by a point.
Bromley will head into the playoffs with confidence, knowing that they have exceeded their previous points record, as well as being undefeated in 9 games and showing resilience in coming back from behind to secure a draw against Oldham Athletic. The team will now focus on Woking and the possibility of securing a place in the semi-final.
Andy Woodman and his squad will want to make history, with securing promotion to the football league being the ultimate goal. The playoffs look exciting and can be unpredictable; Bromley will be looking to make their mark and surprise the other teams involved.