17 November 2017

Bromley bow out of FA Youth Cup

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Four second half goals from the visitors saw Bromley bow out of the FA Youth Cup on Thursday night, despite leading at the break.

In a first half where Stevenage failed to take any of several chances they had, it was Bromley who took the lead. Great work from Spencer Cripps saw him work his way into the penalty area, and amongst several challenges, the ball fell to Aiden Enver, who, from outside the penalty area, flicked the ball up and lashed home a volley into the bottom corner, with the goalkeeper unmoved.

Kristupas Burba made several good saves to prevent the visitors from scoring, with Joe Leslie and Andronicos Georgiou being denied on more than one occasion.

Stevenage started the second half on the front foot and would equalise a quarter of an hour into the final 45. Ben Wilmot rifled home an effort at the back post after a corner was not cleared.

13 minutes later, Stevenage would take the lead. Georgiou ran down the left and strode into the penalty area with the ball at his feet and did well to keep posession, before lashing the ball into the roof of the net from an angle.

Unfortunately for Bromley, the visitors would soon extend their lead. Drilon Krasniqi took advantage of the ball not being cleared by Bromley and saw the ball bounce kindly, before lobbing the advancing Burba.

Five minutes after that came the goal of the night. Georgiou picked up posession in his own half, before embarking on an impressive solo run through several challenges and into the penalty area, where he blasted an effort past Burba and in off the underside of the crossbar.

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