4 November 2015

Bromley Whites 3-1 Millwall Lions

  • Academy

This was the Whites first game for 3 weeks due to a postponement and half term being last week, and although the young academy side looked a little rusty in their play, they ran out 3-1 winners over the Lions – Keeping their 100% home record.

Bromley started on the front foot, dominating the play and on 8 minutes a good corner from Harry Adams caused confusion in the Millwall box, but Trey Small’s snatched shot unfortunately went wide.

Despite having the more opportunities it was Millwall who took the lead on 18 minutes. With their first meaningful attack down the left hand side and cross was played in, the Millwall forward drifted in between the two Bromley centre halves and hit a neat first time volley past Bromley ‘keeper Roland Higyed. 0-1 Millwall.

It’s not the first time the Whites have conceded the first goal in their games this season, and like on previous occasions the Whites didn’t let their heads drop and replied quickly with a goal on 21 minutes. A free kick was awarded in their own half, Andy Bidi hit a perfect diagonal ball to Harry Adams who had lost his marker and side foot volleyed the ball in to the top corner. 1-1.

On 32 minutes Surltan Ambass won the ball in central midfield, beat 3 players but unfortunately struck his shot over the bar. Another good opportunity fell to Surltan but his left footed shot unfortunately went wide under pressure, when he would have been better off passing to an unmarked Harry Adams. The teams went in 1-1 at half time.

The second half was quite a dull affair. Millwall rarely troubled Roland Higyed in the Bromley goal and the Whites were sloppy in possession and were lacking the clinical final ball. The Mlilwall goalkeeper made one good save from a surging run from S.Ambass.

Despite the frustration of not being able to break down the Lions for the majority of the half, Bromley kept huffing and puffing and got their rewards on 87 minutes. Substitute Andy Kabuiko-Somo powered his way through the Millwall defence following a long clearence from Jason Wyatt, and calmly scored in the top left hand corner. 2-1 Bromley.

Andy Kabuiko-Somo scored his 2nd on 89 minutes when a throw in from Jason Wyatt on the left hand side found Andy who once again used his strength to beat off the Millwall defence and slot the ball home to make the game safe. 3 goals in his last two substitute appearances for Andy! Not their best performance of the season but the Whites showed good character too.

Bromley Whites currently sit 2nd in their Conference Youth Alliance table with a record of W4 D1 L1. Next week the Whites have 2 home games, Maidstone United Blues on Monday and Romford Blues in the cup on Wednesday.

Bromley Goals: H.Adams, A.Kabuiku-Somo (2)
Man of the Match: Trey Small