30 April 2016

Full Time: Bromley 1-3 Aldershot

  • Men's

Aldershot travelled to Hayes Lane on Saturday looking to give a fitting send off to manager, Barry Smith. Neil Smith’s side were also looking to finish a roller coaster of a season off in front over over 1,400 at Hayes Lane, but injury was still plighting the Bromley team.

The injury woes were highlighted in Bromley only being able to name 4 players on the subs bench. Notable absentees were Moses Emmnauel and Adam Cunnington which left Bradley Goldberg as the only recognised striker in the starting eleven.

Bromley had the first chance of the match, Ali Fuesini was able to get hold of the ball after Bradley Goldberg had set Fuseini through. He then looked to strike but he was unable to test Dan Thomas in the Shots goal. The game looked open from very early on and, minutes after Fuseini’s wayward strike, Aldershot took the lead. Giorgio Rasulo broke down the right wing who passed for Dan Walker. Walker then teed up his namesake, Charlie Walker who managed to squeeze the ball under Alan Julian.

Bromley were indeed quick to react, Coombes found his way into the Aldershot box but his cross was cleared unconvincingly by Aldershot. The ball eventually found its way to Fuseini, he touched it up into the air and then hit a right footed volley into the top corner of Dan Thomas’ goal.

Aldershot had a decent chance before the end of the first half, skipper Jake Gallagher chipped a ball over the top of the Bromley defence which found Jim Stevenson. Stevenson flicked it on but Julian was equal to it, pushing it away for a corner.

The game was evenly poised coming out of the half time break, but Aldershot looked the more likely to get the next goal. A short corner routine found its way to Rasulo for Aldershot, he hit a low right footed strike towards goal but Julian was able to hand onto the shot. Aldershot did however go in front on 63 minutes, Rasulo being the catalyst for the attack once more. He drove in from the right and with a quick change of pace took Anderson out of the picture. He then passed for Dan Walker who fired in a low cross which took a touch of Sean Francis and trickled into the back of Alan Julian’s net.

Bromley attempted to get themselves back into the game, Pierre Joseph-Dubois was introduced but Aldershot continued to be on the front foot. And the away side managed to go 3 goals up with 15 minutes left to play. Charlie Walker scored his second of the game after a poor defensive clearance was headed straight back through by Jack Saville. Saville’s header fell kindly for Walker who stroked the ball into the bottom left corner.

Bromley would have felt disappointed in their defensive mistakes but once again Neil Smith had to make do with the squad available to him. Aldershot finished their season one place behind Bromley in 15th position on 56 points.

FULL TIME: Bromley 1-3 Aldershot Town

Attendance: 1,455 (261 away supporters)

Bromley XI: Julian, Holland, Swaine, Francis, Anderson, Coombes, Higgs, Fuseini, Chorley, Gordon, Goldberg.

Subs: Joseph-Dubois, Rodgers, Stanic-Stewart, O’Connor.

Aldershot XI: Thomas, Saville, Stevenson, C.Walker, Alexander, Beckles, Browne, Gallagher, Rasulo, D.Walker, Ralph.

Subs: Smith, Oliver, Hatton, Richards, M/cGrory.