2 December 2017

Report: Bromley 2-2 Dover Athletic

  • Men's

Bromley let a two goal lead slip at the H2T Group Stadium on Saturday, as two second half goals, including one in stoppage time, saw Dover Athletic fight back to claim a point.

Bromley began the match on the front foot and some good interplay between Louis Dennis and Dominic Vose saw the latter receive the ball and drive towards goal, only to be denied by a well timed tackle from Connor Essam.

Despite Bromley having most of the possession, they failed to create any clear cut chances, and were almost made to pay when Mitch Brundle was played through on goal and took a low shot, which was tipped around the post by David Gregory.

Vose and Dennis linked up well again near the half hour mark, and the former lofted a ball forwards for the latter, which he ran onto and beat his man, but his shot was a tame one, and straight at Mitch Walker. Yet, Bromley didn’t have to wait long to open the scoring, and it was Dennis who would score it. The front man played a neat one-two with Jack Holland on the edge of the box before striding through on goal and finishing past Walker from a slight angle.

Three minutes before half time, Bromley would see their lead doubled. Frankie Raymond’s pinpoint corner was scrambled into the net, with the last touch appearing to come off Holland, who wheeled away in celebration.

After the break, however, following their flat first half performance, it was the visitors who would start the brighter, and it would take them just ten minutes to halve the deficit. Good work down the left wing from half time substitute Anthony Jeffrey saw him produce a floated cross into the box, which fell to the feet of Mitch Brundle in a central position, and he crashed home a half volley in off the underside of the crossbar.

A few minutes later, more fantastic wing play from Dennis saw him cut inside and cross the ball into the box, where a series of defensive errors from Dover saw the ball ricochet towards goal and squirm past Walker, but luckily for him, it rebounded off the post and into his grateful arms.

However, as four minutes of added time were added on, a foul by Ben Wynter on Jeffrey saw Dover awarded a free kick out wide, level with the Bromley penalty area. With several of the visitors’ players camped out on the goal line, a scramble ensued once the ball was whipped in, and after it was not cleared, Kane Richards nodded home from a matter of yards out to snatch a point for his side.

Bromley XI: Gregory, Rees, Holland ©, Raymond, Dennis, Wynter, D.Johnson, Sterling, Wanadio (Sutherland), R.Johnson, Vose (Williams).

Unused subs: Allen, Mekki, Porter.

Attendance: 1,201 (133 away supporters)

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