3 October 2017

Report: Maidstone United 0-2 Bromley

  • Men's

Bromley picked up all three points at The Gallagher Stadium with a brilliant 2-0 victory backed by a fantastic 203 travelling Bromley supporters.

Bromley battled to their third consecutive 2-0 win over Maidstone United in the Vanarama National League on Tuesday night, as a first half own goal from Magnus Okuonghae and a second half injury time strike from Louis Dennis ensured the Ravens left the Gallagher Stadium with all three points whilst inflicting a home defeat on United for the first time this season.

Iffy Allen almost put Bromley ahead in the early stages, but after fantastic work from Luke Wanadio to beat his man and supply a dipping cross, his wing partner headed just over the bar.

Former Bromley loan striker Joe Pigott went close for the Stones with a free kick from a central position just after the half hour mark, but this was the closest the home side had come to threatening David Gregory’s goal.

Not long after, Bromley would take a deserved lead. Louis Dennis was brought down by former Bromley midfielder Reece Prestedge out wide, and stepped up to take the set piece himself. He delivered a troublesome cross into the box, where a game of pinball ensued, and Okuonghae was unfortunate to see the ball ricochet off himself and into the net.

In the second half, Bromley continued to dominate, and George Porter almost doubled their lead a matter of minutes in, but after surging through on goal, albeit at a difficult angle, his low shot was well saved by Lee Worgan.

On 70 minutes, the Stones should have been level. A deep corner was headed back across goal and Johan Ter Horst appeared to have the simple task of slotting home from a matter of yards, but instead, his powerful volley was somehow saved by Gregory at point blank range.

Pigott again threatened from a free kick, and this time even more so, as his effort from a similar position to that of the first half, though this time, his effort crashing off the crossbar.

However, the points were stamped and sealed in additional time, as Wanadio’s shot was deflected into the path of Dennis, who, lurking on the six yard box, slid the ball home from close range.

Attendance: 2,541

Report by Matt Hall

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