The Non-League Football Paper - - FA TROPHY SECOND ROUND PROPER - By Steve Ruther­ford

BROM­LEY made their ex­tra qual­ity tell to march into the last 16 of the FA Tro­phy.

Mid­field man Josh Rees and the dan­ger­ous Louis Den­nis both scored twice to sink Blyth.

The Spar­tans were without tal­is­men Rob­bie Dale and Dan Maguire, striker Greg Ruther­ford with their goal.

Rees put the Ravens in the as­cen­dancy af­ter just 16 min­utes when he scored at the sec­ond at­tempt from close in to the goal.

Ge­orge Porter had to be re­placed by Adam Mekki on the half hour and the winger played a part in the sec­ond goal.

Mekki’s ef­fort five min­utes from the break was saved by Spar­tans’ keeper Shaun Mac­Don­ald only for Den­nis to pounce and score the cru­cial goal.

That left Blyth with it all to do af­ter the break, Brom­ley sub­sti­tute Brett Wil­liams crash­ing a 30-yard shot against the home bar.

Da­mon Mullen al­most got Blyth back into the game be­fore Rees, set up by Den­nis, made it three on 70 min­utes to ef­fec­tively seal the game.

Ruther­ford re­duced the ar­rears ten min­utes from time from Dale Hop­son’s through ball, a dip­ping curler from Den­nis com­plet­ing the scor­ing.

STAR MAN: Josh Rees (Brom­ley) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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