2 March 2024
Bromley lost 4-1 to Dagenham & Redbridge in their second game in three days.
In the opening few minutes of the game, Harry Forster’s through ball forced Elliot Justham to save Louis Dennis’s effort from a tight angle. The breakthrough came in the tenth minute for Dagenham via a goalmouth scramble, ending in an own goal. Mauro Vilhete then tested Reice Charles-Cook from 25 yards and the Bromley keeper saved the effort comfortably. The Daggers doubled their lead in the 23rd minute by Morais again. Omar Mussa delivered a sumptuous ball into the box to which the attacker flung himself towards the ball leaving Charles-Cook with no chance.
In the 42nd minute, Sam Ling had plenty of time and unmarked, delivered a ball towards Bromley’s penalty area to which Vilhete’s flicked header gave Dagenham their third goal. The hosts could have made it 4-0 when Vilhete once again weaved his way into the box and saw his deflected effort hit the bar.
In the second half, after a tame opening for both sets of teams, Fisher delivered a fantastic cross into the box, looking for Michael Cheek, where the striker placed his header wide. In the 61st minute, Morais hit a thunderous shot from inside the penalty area to score the Daggers 4th goal. Bromley were awarded a penalty in the 67th minute after a handball from the hosts. Cheek stepped up and finished with style. In the 72nd minute, Whitely’s free-kick from 30 yards produced a good save from Justham. In the 78th minute, Harry Forster drove into the Daggers penalty area but Justham saved with ease.
Justham again was called in to action in the 82nd minute, this time saving a powerful effort from Adam Marriott. In the last few minutes of the game, Mussa was sent off following an altercation with Marriott.
A day to forget for Bromley on the whole.
Bromley: 13 Reice Charles-Cook, 3 Reece Hannam, 15 Zak Bradshaw, 8 Ethan Coleman, 9 Michael Cheek, 11 Louis Dennis (Marriott), 18 Corey Whitely, (Arthurs) 19 Harry Forster, 21 James Vennings, 35 Kellen Fisher
Unused Subs: 14 Mason Bloomfield, 22 George Alexander, 24 Marcus Sablier