The FA Cup - First Round

Rochdale 4-0 Bromley

National League side Bromley were no match for Rochdale as the League One outfit eased to victory at the Crown Oil Arena.

Brad Inman opened the scoring in the ninth minute, latching on to a fine pass inside full back Alan Dunne from Kgosi Ntlhe and beating one man before sliding a neat finish beneath David Gregory in the visitors goal.

Rochdale were awarded a penalty in the 30th minute when Joe Rafferty was brought down by Luke Wanadio and Ian Henderson dispatched.

Inman scored his second and Dale's third in the 53rd minute, racing on to goalkeeper Josh Lillis' long clearance and finding the Bromley defence asleep, he strode through unchallenged and stroked a confident finish wide of Gregory.

A superb save from Lillis kept out Frankie Sutherland's fierce drive from the edge of the area and Bromley saw out the final 15 minutes of the game with 10 men following Brett Williams' dismissal for a stamp on Jim McNulty.

Henderson added Dale's fourth in the 85th minute with an angled strike.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 4McNultyBooked at 64mins
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forKitchingat 84'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 40Henderson
  • 17Inman
  • 16DoneSubstituted forSlewat 81'minutes
  • 9Andrew


  • 5Canavan
  • 7Slew
  • 11Williams
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 29Daniels
  • 32Kitching


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gregory
  • 2DunneSubstituted forAdeyinkaat 70'minutes
  • 19JohnsonSubstituted forSutherlandat 19'minutesBooked at 35mins
  • 6Holland
  • 15Johnson
  • 17WanadioSubstituted forMekkiat 58'minutes
  • 8Raymond
  • 14Higgs
  • 4Rees
  • 10Dennis
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 75mins


  • 3Campbell
  • 7Allen
  • 11Mekki
  • 12Wynter
  • 13Tulian
  • 21Sutherland
  • 23Adeyinka
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Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBromley
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 4, Bromley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 4, Bromley 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Trialist (Bromley).

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

  7. Post update

    Ian Henderson (Rochdale) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 4, Bromley 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Mark Kitching replaces Oliver Rathbone.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Mekki.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Slew replaces Matt Done.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by David Gregory.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Frankie Sutherland.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Frankie Raymond.

  20. Dismissal

    Brett Williams (Bromley) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

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