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The romance of the Cup: Bromley bag Os tie

After successfully negotiating three stages of the FA Cup, Bromley have scooped a tie away to Leyton Orient in the first round proper.

The draw continues the Lilywhites recurring coincidence of facing teams that are Kent based having knocked out Dartford, Margate and Welling.

With Leyton Orient just across London, a large following are sure to make the journey to voice their support.

This is the third time in the last five seasons that the Blue Square Bet South club have reached the first round, the second under current boss Mark Goldberg.

Bromley have never tasted victory against a Football League club but Goldberg believes his side can put to bed an unwanted record.

“We’ve never done it, but it’s third time lucky hopefully,” said Goldberg. “We’ve had some big games against Gillingham and Colchester. 

"I want to enjoy just being there at the moment, but we will go into the game certainly hoping, believing we can keep the run going.”

The added spice of a local derby is sure to add fuel to fire as both side’s battle for a place in the second round.

With Orient’s success in the competition last season, in which they entertained Arsenal over two legs before finally succumbing to the Premier League giant’s quality, is a recollection of what the so called 'smaller clubs' can achieve in such a distinguished competition.

So can the romance of the FA Cup bring about Bromley’s first second round visit for 66 years?

By Daniel Ludlam

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