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Hayes Lane, Sat 4th Mar @ 3:00 pm
The Ravens welcomed title challengers Notts County to Hayes Lane, hoping to maintain their unbeaten home run in 2023.
They were given a glorious chance to get their noses in front on seven minutes when Corey Whitely won Bromley a penalty with only seven minutes on the clock. Up stepped Adam Marriott, who scored from the spot earlier in the week at Torquay, but the number 10 saw his effort saved.
Soon after though, the Ravens were handed another chance to break the dead-lock. This time Bes Topalloj was the creator, bursting forward before playing through Marriott. He fizzed a ball across goal and Jude Arthurs couldn’t convert the effort from close range.
Bromley were eventually awarded a second penalty in the opening 16 minutes for another foul in the box. Marriott stepped up again and this time, found the back of the net to make it two goals in his last two starts.
Reice Charles-Cook has been brilliant in goal for us this season and was on hand to make another fantastic save to deny Sam Austin before keeping out a Macaulay Langstaff downward header.
The Ravens led at the break, but almost conceded a leveller on 47 minutes as Ruben Rodrigues flashed an effort over the bar via the fingertips of Charles-Cook who was called into action again.
Recent arrival Connor Lemonheigh-Evans almost poked home an equaliser for the visitors before Adam Chicksen saw his drilled effort deflect wide.
With just over 10 minutes remaining, Callum Reynolds did really well to find Louis Dennis who struck at goal, forcing the County ‘keeper into a save.
Despite pressure from both sides late on, it was County who struck deep into stoppage time as the league’s top scorer, Macaulay Langstaff found the back of the net.