8 December 2023
Bromley ended Lincoln City’s home unbeaten run at the Sincil Bank Stadium through a solitary Moses Emmanuel goal late into the second half.
A closely contested first half saw few clear cut chances, but a strong turn around in the second half saw both sides look to win the game with Bromley running out victors, sending the Ravens to 4th in the table.
Lincoln started the first half well with Hawkridge and Muldoon both finding sights to goal within the first ten minutes. Bromley won a free kick on the edge of Lincolns box following the early encounters but Dennis was unable to convert the set piece.
The game then entered a period of Lincoln possession with The Imps using Chris Bush to great effect. The centre half’s crossing ability was utilised to find Lincolns two front men, Matt Rhead and Liam Hearn. The two posed a real threat to Rob Swaine and Ben Chroley at the back but the two were able to hold them off for the first half. The half drew on with Lincoln making a succession of fouls following some good possession, but Ravens goalkeeper Chris Ketting’s managed to keep Bromley in the game twice following attempts on goal from Lincolns Luke Waterfall and Alan Power.
The second half was a stark contrast to the first with Bromley coming straight out from the blocks with Anthony Cook blasting a strike that struck the crossbar seeing Farman well beaten inbetween the Lincoln goal. The chance fired the game into life and Bromley were on the attack again through Louis Dennis. Dennis ran down the wing and muscled off two Imps defenders before crossing in a teasing ball for Jack Holland to meet. Holland’s strike was kept out by arguably one of the saves of the season as Farman denied the point blank effort. Lincoln may have felt hard done by following the save as down the other end a decision against Matt Rhead meant Hawkridge was denied a clear chance on goal.
The game was then decided by a free kick which had proven to be a key part of the game. Ali Fuseini’s 81st minutes cross found Moses Emmnauel inside the Lincoln box who prodded home the winner, sending the 110 travelling Bromley fans into delirium. The three points go back to Hayes Lanes leaving Bromley fourth in the league and on 33 points. We now go into a mini break period with out next fixture being played two weeks Tuesday at home to Boreham Wood on the 10th November in the National League.