8 August 2022
The Whites entertained Dartford Reds in their 5th game of the season. After the disappointing manner in which they lost with the last kick of the game against Fulham last week, the Whites were keen to get back on track against a Dartford side that were yet to lose this season.
Bromley got off to the perfect start. On 4 minutes Jordan Akpangji played a fantastic through ball to Trey Small who slotted the ball through the onrushing ‘keepers legs. Trey continues his brilliant scoring record, that’s 7 goals so far. 1-0 Bromley.
Dartford started to work their way in to the game and had a few opportunities to equalise. Roland Higyed, in goal for Bromley, made a triple save on 30 minutes to keep Bromley in the lead. Alex Thomas dribbled his way in to the box but the ‘keeper saved well and Trey Small had another opportunity saved. 1-0 at half time.
Dartford applied pressure straight after the restart and scored on 53 minutes. Roland Higyed made a good save to his right, and the Dartford player was quickest to react to the loose ball, managed to set himself and score despite Roland getting a hand to the shot 1-1.
The Whites struggled to settle after half time and Dartford once again capitalised. Just 2 minutes after the equaliser, Dartford’s left winger cut inside and hit a good curling shot in to the top right hand corner to put Dartford in the lead. 1-2 Dartford.
A few substitutions were made and a change in formation for the Whites started to cause Dartford some problems. On 65 minutes Bromley took a short corner with Dartford caught napping and Fidan Fejzi crossed towards the back post where an unmarked Trey Small volleyed home the equaliser. Trey’s second of the game and 8th of the season. 2-2.
Full of confidence and sensing the game had changed in their favour, largely due to the introduction of Andy Kabuiku-Somo, who was strong and bullish in his play upfront, Bromley took the lead. On 75 minutes a deep corner found Maxwell Akwasi on the far side. Maxwell managed to beat his man to the byline and float a left footed cross to the back post which picked out an unmarked Emmanuel Olayinke, who kept his composure and coolly headed past the Dartford ‘keeper. 3-2 Bromley.
Despite taking the lead Bromley didn’t just sit back and defend. On 85 minutes some great work from Fidan Fejzi in the box saw him pass to an unmarked Andy Kabuiku-Somo, Andy hit a shot which looked to beat everyone except an unfortunately placed Maxwell Akwasi on the line and the ball was cleared.
Trey Small hit the bar in the 89th minute as Bromley kept breaking away on the counter attack. But a minute later on another counter attack Andy Kabuiku-Somo was released through the middle, took the ball around the goalkeeper who just clipped his legs, despite stumbling Andy stayed on his feet and thundered a shot from a very tight angle to make it 4-2 to Bromley.
One last attack on the 93rd minute saw Bromley extend their lead to 5-2. Jason Wyatt combined with Fidan Fejzi on the left, Jason overlapped from left back and scored a great goal from inside the box. 5-2 Bromley.
So a very pleasing performance and scoreline from the Whites. After 5 games they have a record of won 3, drawn 1, lost 1 and currently sit 2nd in the table. Another very tough game at home next week vs Maidstone Blues
Bromley Goals: T.Small (2), E.Olayinke, A.Kabuiku-Somo, J.Wyatt
Man of the Match: J.Wyatt
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