7 October 2015

Fulham 3 – 2 Bromley Whites

  • Academy

The Whites 4th game of the season saw them travel the short distance to Fulham (Sedgehill), where they faced a tough test against a strong, and largely older, Fulham side.

Bromley started brightly and on 2 minutes Harry Adams had a long range effort well saved by the Fulham goalkeeper. Lucas Tickner and Jordan Akpangji were working well together in central midfield, making it very difficult for Fulham’s creative players to get on the ball.

On 34 minutes Bromley took the lead. A poor headed back pass from the Fulham defender surprised the goalkeeper who could only parry to one side. Trey Small was alert and first to the ball, he took the ball around the golakeeper and calmly slotted home for his 6th goal of the season. 0-1 Bromley.

Unfortunately it took Fulham just 2 minutes to respond. A short corner was taken and the Whites switched off, the Fulham player had time to pick his cross and the central defender just walked on to the cross to score for Fulham. 1-1 at half time.

Fulham started the second half well and on 55 minutes the Fulham striker picked the ball up around 25 yards out and fired a thunderous shit which hit the underside of the bar and in to the back of the net. 2-1 Fulham.

The Whites didn’t let their heads drop and kept battling hard and on 61 minutes Fidan Fejzi spotted the Fulham ‘keeper off his line and hit a long range effort over his head to equalise for Bromley. 2-2.

On 68 minutes the referee spotted a Fulham player kick out at Lucas Tickner and promptly sent the Fulham player off giving Bromley a 1 man advantage. Bromley pressed hard but couldn’t quite find a breakthrough against a Fulham side that had obviously reacted to the sending off and gone with a more defensive mindset, but were still very dangerous on the counter.

In the 95th minute the killer blow was struck by Fulham. They were awarded a free kick around 30 yards away from goal. The cross came in and a Bromley defender unfortunately sliced their clearance over the goalkeeper and on to the crossbar, the ball fell to the onrushing Fulham player who had an empty net to score in.

A tough game for the Whites and their first taste of defeat. The squad were obviously hugely deflated due to the time in which they conceded in, but should be hugely proud of their overall performance, arguably their best of the season so far despite the result.

Bromley Goals: T.Small, F.Fejzi
Man of the Match: T.Small

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