Bromley Women have begun their second season in the London & South East Regional Women's Divison One South League in exceptional fashion, having so far gone 11 games unbeaten in both league and cup fixtures, most recently making club history by reaching the second round of the women's FA Cup with a thrilling 3-2 win over AFC Porchester, were they will face familiar foes in Millwall Lionesses who they faced last year in the first round.
League & Cup Form So Far
Bromley Women have begun their second season in the 1st division of the L &SER League in a commanding fashion, which started with a 3-1 Kent Derby win against Dartford; however, their firepower would increase even more. They would win their second game against Bexhill 6-0, which would gradually become a trend throughout the season so far, scoring 25 goals in their six league games so far, only conceding four goals and keeping three clean sheets in half of their league games so far; this currently sees them sit 3rd in their league undefeated, only due to lesser games played compared to second place Dartford and first place Newhaven.
Moving on to their cup form, the two cups that Bromley takes part in are the Women's FA Cup, League Cup and Kent Cup; they began their FA Cup run against another Kent opposition in Sevenoaks Town in demanding fashion, which saw them cruise to an 8-1 win, sending them to the first round where they would face another derby in Welling united were they came out 6-0 winners and would go into the next round as underdogs as Selsey are a couple of tiers above Bromley in the Women's National League, but despite this Bromley came away 8-0 winners and would return home to face Afc Porchester in the first round, which saw close to 300 people come down to back the team; despite going 1-0 down for half the game, Bromley would come back to win 3-2 with a brace from Beth Hull and a goal for Charlotte Lee, which saw them make history and reach the 2nd round for the first ever time and will travel the short distance to Rotherhithe to face the familiar opponent of Millwall Lionesses who Bromley met at home last year in the FA Cup.
Additionally, in the League Cup, Bromley began with a 3-1 win against Denham United and would then put nine past Camden & Islington and face Enfield Town in the next round; they will shortly begin their Kent Cup campaign taking on Herne Bay.
Players To Watch
It is safe to say that Bromley Women look to have one of the best seasons in their history, and with that, they have one of the most talented groups of players the club has seen making great signings in the summer as well as utilising the club's academy system, there are many exceptional players in this squad.
The first key player has to be Charlotte Lee; she is an unstoppable force so far this season and doesn't look like she is slowing down whatsoever, having contributed 25 goals in 11 games so far this season, creating problems for opposing defences, through her incredible ability to read opposing teams as well as community quickly but clearly with her teammates to find open spaces and slot balls into the back of the net.
Another player who has been crucial for Bromley this season is Bethany Hull, who has contributed 12 goals so far and uses her speed and quick feet to create problems for opposing defenders. Her ability to make quick decisions has been crucial this season, including their last game in the FA Cup, where in the dying minutes of additional time, she was one-on one with the goalkeeper and produced a fantastic chip over the goalkeeper to win the game for Bromley and help them move through to the next round.
Another player similar to Beth Hull is Bryony Hart, who plays on the opposite wing and is another crucial playmaker, scoring seven goals in 8 starts, not only making her a goalscorer as she is often quite unselfish setting up others for glory, having been responsible for creating a handful of Charlotte Lee's converted chances so far this season.
It is clear to see the team has improved massively in the last two seasons, with the inclusion of youth as well as experienced players continuing with the club and strides have been made to improve the team considering how they are part-time and have been able to make the best with the resources they can afford to use.
As well as the squad's clinical finishing, their teamwork and work ethic are unmatched as a group as they all get on with each other well on and off the pitch, with their recent FA Cup success being one of the best examples of this as despite them facing setbacks such as being 1-0 down for the majority of the match as well as conceding a late equaliser they never let their head drop and pushed through to get the win, this resilience and determination are just as important as they look to make a third promotion in four years.