8 December 2023
Neil Smith made slight changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Torquay on Tuesday night. Rob Swaine was recalled to the starting eleven alongside Bradley Goldberg who featured as sub at Plainmoor.
Marcus Bignot’s side started well, a free kick from the right was cleared by Bromley but the second ball was delivered well to the back post to Liam Daly. The Solihull captain was in position to put the home side ahead after just 3 minutes with a looping header over Alan Julian.
Bromley looked to get back on terms, Bradley Goldberg was sent through by Blair Turgott who fired a cross into the box. Adam Cunnington rose to it, but Solihull could clear.
Solihull kept the pressure on, Sterling-James crossed for the far post but Alan Julian was able to palm the ball away under strong challenge from the Solihull attack.
Neat play from Turgott and Golberg then followed. Goldberg found space in the box who turned and hit a shot. However, the recovering Solihull defender was able to get a deflection which took the pace off the ball making it easy for Lewis to hold onto.
Alan Julian then pulled of one of his many great saves in the game after 33 minutes. Sterling-James hit a powerful strike which needed Julian to get down low to keep the ball out of danger.
The best chance for Bromley came after 41 minutes. Possession was kept for a long period of time before Reece Prestedge struck a shot from outside the box. The effort was deflected and fell to Goldberg inside the box who stretched to meet the ball and got a shot on target only for Lewis and Solihull to scramble clear.
Cunnignton registered a shot on target two minutes before the break, he shifted the ball on to his right foot before shooting low into the hands of Danny Lewis. At the halftime interval the home side led 1-0.
The second half begun with Bromley seeing much of the early possession. Tobi Sho-Silva touched the ball down for Prestedge who fired in a low cross to Goldberg. The strikers shot was well blocked but the attack stayed alive. A free-kick was then won after Max Porter drew the foul on the edge of the box. Bradley Goldberg took and clipped a curling effort just over the bar.
Substitute Connor Dymond went closest next. A cross in from Joe Anderson went low into the box and the substitute met it with his header which went agonisingly wide.
Louis Dennis then made his return replacing an injury stricken Adam Cunnington after 75 minutes and looked lively from the offset.
Alan Julian was his reliable self and was on hand to save from Andy Brown following a goal-kick. Brown took the ball on his right and struck across goal but Julian’s left foot denied the number 9 for Solihull Moors.
Ryan Beswick should have sealed it for the home side with 5 minutes to go, the ball was played to him on the edge of the box but attempt went wide.
Solihull did well to defend out the game and duly held onto their one goal lead with the match ending 1-0.
Bromley now face Aldershot Town at Hayes Lane this coming Tuesday with a 7:45 kick off.
Bromley XI: Julian, Holland, Chorley, Swaine, Anderson, Prestedge, M.Porter, Turgott, Goldberg, Sho-Silva, Cunnington
Subs: Howe, Johnson, Dymond, G.Porter, Dennis
Solihull Moors XI: Lewis, Murombedzi, Franklin, Daly ©, Gough, Byrne, Brown, Fagbola, Moore, Osbourne, Sterling-James
Subs: Asante, Beswick, Knights, Moseley, White.