3 - 0
Hayes Lane, Sat 17th Sep @ 3:00 pm
A minutes silence was observed as we paid our respects to Her Majesty The Queen before kick-off, followed by a rendition of the national anthem by Peter Fiorini.
The game started with a slightly overhit ball from Reice Charles-Cook that fell just wide of Corey Whitley. Another good ball from Maidstone’s Defender, Regan Booty, caused a a threat for the Bromley defence but Charles-Cook was there to catch the cross.
Moments later, we saw a beautiful corner from Reece Hannam reach Omar Sowunmi who tapped it into the net to give the Ravens the lead in the 15th minute.
Deeper into the first half, Bromley saw four close chances from four successive corners which Callum Reynolds, Michael Cheek, Reece Hannam and Byron Webster were unlucky not to convert in the 22nd minute.
After a few end-to-end chances, a great set-up from Harry Forster for Corey Whitely to whip in a cross, perfectly for Adam Marriott to slot into the net, giving Bromley a 2-0 lead as they approach the end of the first half.
Seconds into the second period, Maidstone took a well-struck shot which Charles-Cook saves. Minutes after, a chance from Bromley fell to Marriott who slotted the ball into the net with ease in the 48th minute to make it 3-0 to the hosts.
Another chance came from a floating cross from Forster, which Cheek headed, but is saved by the Maidstone keeper. As we approached the 66th Minute, a great through ball is played Omar Sowunmi to Marriott whose shot fell just wide of the post.
Moments later, ‘keeper Reice Charles-Cook is stretchered off, after looking is deep discomfort, for defender Chris Bush, who made another appearance in goal.
Back underway, a golden opportunity came from a well low-driven cross to Whitely which he skied over the bar. Five minutes into stoppage time, we saw a peculiar chance from Bromley, after a challenge from Maidstone’s Gavin Hoyte on Forster nearly looping into the net of his own net.
The Ravens saw out a comfortable win as we turn our attentions to next weekend when we host Oldham Athletic.