1 March 2016

Report: Bromley 2-0 Welling United

  • Men's

Bromley extended their winning streak under Neil Smith to three games on Tuesday night, winning 2-0 against local rivals Welling United. Goals in either half from Rohdell Gordon and Moses Emmanuel claimed the three points for the Ravens in front of a 1000 plus crowd at Hayes Lane.

The Ravens lined up unchanged from the win at Kidderminster on Saturday and Bromley were on the front foot from the get go. Top scorer, Moses Emmanuel burst into the Welling half and won a corner early on but the resulting header from Lee Minshull went over the bar. The early pressure did indeed pay off 8 minutes later. Minshull battled his way through the midfield and laid the ball of to Rodhell Gordon. He made his way into the box, sold Chesmain a dummy and fired the ball into the roof of the net beating Rodak in the Welling goal.

Welling were by no means out of the contest in the opening stages, Alan Julian was on hand to deny Tomi Adeloye and pushed his attempt away for a corner. Adeyole had another opportunity minutes later but once again lacked the final quality, shooting direct at Julian. Before the half was up Welling had a chance through Reece Harris his header from the centre of the box went wide of the mark.

Bromley started the second half well and it only took 4 minutes to register their first effort of the second period. Lee Minshull’s left footed strike stung the palms of Rodak in the Welling goal. The ball stayed in play and Cunnington crossed for Coombes but his header went wide of the left hand post. Moments later, Cunnington was the provider once more. He threaded a ball through the Welling defence and the onrushing Emmanuel powerfully struck the ball but his effort crashed against the crossbar. The Ravens stayed in firm control of the second half, some nice link up play between Gordon and Emmanuel gifted the latter a sight at goal but his left footed strike was comfortably collected by Fulham loanee, Marek Rodak.

Welling’s defence were unable to hold off the Bromley threat any longer however, Ian Gayle fouled Emmanuel inside the area and gifted the Ravens an opportunity to put the match beyond doubt. Emmanuel duly stepped up and smashed the ball directly down the centre of the goal putting Bromley 2-0 up.

The 74 travelling fans were given little to cheer about and would have been disappointed with the persistent lack of finishing in the final third. Late on Kadell Daniel’s free kick sailed narrowly over the bar.  And then, right before the final whistle, Michael Bakare was set through on goal by Sahr Kabba but he blazed the effort well over the crossbar.

The win continues Bromley’s change in form and in contrast, The Wings had now gone 450 minutes without a goal and remained rooted at foot of the table with only Kidderminster below them.

Bromley: Julian, Holland, Swaine, Francis, Anderson, Coombes (Allassani), Minshull (Chorley), Fuseini, Gordon, Cunnington, Emmanuel (Joseph-Dubois)
Subs not used: May, Goldberg


Welling: Rodak, Williams, Gayle, Lokko, Chesmain, Daniel (Bakare), Nortey, Kargbo, Harris, Wanadio, Adeloye (Kabba).
Subs not used: McEntegart, Ferry, Vidal.


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