8 December 2023
Bromley travelled to Woking on Tuesday night for one of our closer away fixtures of the season.
Both teams got off to a keen start, Woking was looking for their first points of the season following their defeat to Tranmere on the Saturday, whilst Bromley was looking to build on their exceptional opening day victory. The first shot of the game came from Woking in the 2nd minute as Murtagh overcame Bromley’s attempts to stop the attack before shooting from inside box, the shot was parried by Julian and cleared from danger. Only 4 minutes later Minshull and Fuseini showed great pairing in midfield to get the ball through to Goldberg who took a shot with his right foot, unfortunately the strike was saved by the keeper who dived low to his right.
However, the first turning point in the game for Bromley came in the 15th minute. Lee Minshull went to ground with an Achilles injury. Minshull was able get up and walk off the field, but he faces a few weeks out with the injury. Bromley had to call on their first substitution which was a direct replacement in midfield with Reece Prestedge coming on. Woking then took advantage in the 35 minute as they worked their way in to the box where John Goddard was waiting to slot home to make it 1-0. Bromley’s evening got worse as Captain Rob Swaine went up for a challenge but fell awkwardly on his shoulder. With Rob unable to continue, Bromley was forced to make its second substitution as Jack Holland replaced Swaine and also took the captaincy.
In the 2nd half Woking started as they finished the 1st with strong pressure, Goddard was there again as a ball from Giuseppe Sole was saved by Julian, only for Goddard to score the rebound to make it 2-0. Despite the 2nd goal Bromley did not give up and kept looking for an opportunity to get back into the game. The final substitution came in the 65 minute as Louis Dennis was brought on for Moses Emmanuel. Both teams continued to test each other. Another good chance came in the 71st minute Prestedge passed to Goldberg who beat the Woking defence, only for his left footage shot to be parried by the keeper and eventually collected. Woking held on to their two goal lead to give them their first 3 points of the season in front of a crowd of 1570.
Post match audio summary can be found below…
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