5 December 2023
A fantastic crowd of 2,455 were at Hayes Lane to witness a outstanding 5-0 Bromley win over visitors Barrow.
The home side took the lead on 19 minutes, following Danny Pilkington missing a good chance to put Barrow ahead. Rob Swaine headed a corner back across goal, which met the head of the leaping Jack Holland, whose flicked effort was too much for Joel Dixon to handle, who was not able to stop the header from reaching the back of the net.
Just minutes later, Bromley doubled their advantage in stunning fashion. Anthony Cook’s surging run from the halfway line was nearly brought to a halt by a shove from Danny Livesy, but Cook’s determination showed as he persisted, and produced a wonderful effort from the edge of the box, which dipped under the crossbar at the perfect time, and left Dixon with no chance.
Just four minutes into the second half, the Ravens’ lead was increased. After a Barrow attack petered out, Moses Emmanuel started a counter attack, and Reece Prestedge finished it, after receiving the ball from Emmanuel and chipping the advancing Dixon. Emmanuel then got himself on the scoreline soon after, as he cut in from the right and unleashed an angled effort into the net from just inside the area.
The final goal came just two minutes from time, and in some style. Louis Dennis cut in and unleashed a superb curling effort into the top corner to add gloss to the scoreline, and give the Ravens some more confidence ahead of Tuesday’s top of the table clash with Cheltenham Town.