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Hayes Lane, Tue 26th Jul @ 7:45 pm
Bromley continued their pre-season campaign with a 1-1 draw against Arsenal Under 21’s at Hayes Lane on Tuesday night.
Bromley scored their first pre-season goal in front of home fans with the last kick of the game as Corey Whitely took a free-kick just outside the penalty area which passed the five-man wall of Arsenal and found the top of the net, out of reach of Tom Smith.
Arsenal broke the dead-lock in the 20th minute as Harry Forster lost possession on the wing to George Lewis who put the ball into the back of the net from a deflected shot across goal.
George Alexander had the majority of Bromley’s chances and nearly had the home side ahead within the first two minutes of the game after Harry Forster made an excellent run up the wing before crossing the ball into the box, but Alexander sent the ball just wide of the goal.
He then had another chance minutes later when Finlay Lovatt crossed the ball in from the edge of the box, but the shot was sent just over the bar.
Bromley and Alexander’s best chance of the first half came in the 36th minute when Forster played the ball across the box, looking for Marcus Sablier who went for the spectacular but couldn’t connect with the ball. The ball ended up falling to Alexander who was once again denied a deserved goal by Arsenal’s Goalkeeper, Smith.
It proved to be a quiet second period, but both Adam Marriott and Kellen Fisher could have quite easily nicked an equaliser. However, supporters were made to wait until the last kick of the game to come away with something to cheer about, thanks to Whitely.