Bromley picked up a vital win on the road on Saturday, beating Gateshead 3-0 away from home.

The Ravens The first chance of the half fell to the hosts as Dan Ward cut inside before striking from distance, but his effort was saved by Reice Charles-Cook in the Bromley net.

Drama unfolded on the touch-line with just six minutes on the clock as Gateshead substitute Carl Magnay was shown a straight red card. It’s unclear what for, but the defender received his marching orders despite playing 0 minutes of football.

Harry Forster was brilliant in the first half and his shot was blocked after a sublime through-ball from Omar Sowunmi.

The latter was in the thick of it again, heading over Ryan Stirk’s corner on 23 minutes before Bes Topalloj saw a bursting run forward end in a blazing shot over the bar a few moments later.

It was Louis Dennis’ turn to produce an excellent pass. This one fell to Forster on the right who showcased some fancy foot-work before his low effort trickled wide.

The chance of the half came on 41 minutes as Marcus Dinanga was gifted with a glorious chance to put the hosts in front. However, one-on-one with Charles-Cook, struck the ball wide from close range.

Up the other end and Michael Cheek almost gave the Ravens the lead just before the break after Forster found him in the box, but the number 9 saw his effort well saved by Filip Marschall.

The Ravens began the second half in the best way possible with Corey Whitely eventually opening the scoring after Harry Forster’s brilliant ball across goal found the wide-man to tap home at the far post.

The Ravens did have the ball in the back of the net again. Forster cannoned a volley off the post and Cheek was there to bury the rebound. However, the linesman’s flag went up and ruled it out for offside.

It didn’t matter though as Ryan Stirk made it two after a brilliant ball from Dennis found Cheek who slid it across to the Birmingham loanee who was perfectly positioned to slot home Bromley’s second.

Bromley weren’t done there though as a goalkeeping error fell to Deji Elerewe and his pass found Dennis who looped the ball into the bottom corner.

A brilliant second half performance from Andy Woodman’s men as attentions now turn to Tuesday night!

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