Hardly one of the thrill a minute games that had so peppered the past meetings of these two old rivals down the years but a healthy workout and a decent result against a strong Lilywhites squad that will probably pleased Gavin Rose more than his opposite number, Mark Goldberg.
There were but a few a few memorable chances, most notably when Vernon Francis hit a clean strike which went narrowly over the Max Hunter's crossbar, an opening when Kershaney Samuels, overlapping dangerously down the right flank, put in such a teasing cross that the defender's attempt to nod the ball back almost deceived Hunter who had to save smartly.
Not many opportunities chances in the second half either. An Erhun Oztumer free kick from the edge of the box was blocked by Hunter, the loose ball latched on to by Peter Adeniyi who scuffed his shot wide from close range though an offside flag was to spare his blushes.
Phil Wilson was also forced to make a few decent saves, including a late brave block that all but ensured the visitors drew a blank. Nic McDonnell, lacing up the old boots after a spell of gardening leave, was put in one on one with the big man. Even in his twilight days, one must have assumed McDonnell was nailed on to bag yet another goal in an illustrious career yet Wilson spread himself large, the shot battered down and away with a most sensitive part of the anatomy. Time for the crown jewels to get a bit of polish from the old magic sponge!
DHFC Starting XI Phil Wilson, Kershaney Samuels, Ahmed Deen, Peter Adeniyi, Lewis Gonsalves, Joshua Turner, Ellis Green, Vernon Francis, Carl Wilson-Dennis, Kevin James, Erhun Oztumer
Subs included Gavin Rose, Junior Kadi, Ethan Pinnock, Eku Deen, Nick Gonsalves
Bromley: Max Hunter, Sanchez Ming, Aaron Rhule, Moses Swaibu, Richard Orlu, Pierre Joseph Dubois, Mike Jones, Christian Peach, Michael Malcolm, Hakim Araba, Ali Chaaban
Subs: Gareth Williams, Nic McDonnell, Hughes, Marlon Patterson, Famewao.