15 July 2017

Pre Season: Beckenham Town 0-4 Bromley

  • Men's

Bromley eased to a comfortable 4-0 victory over neighbours Beckenham Town at Eden Park Avenue on Saturday.

The hard working Adam Mekki was the first to register an attempt for Bromley, but after cutting in and shooting low, he saw his effort fall the wrong side of the post.

Although Bromley were firmly in control, Becks had their chances, and Ben Wynter was on hand to head a goalbound clearance off the line, before David Gregory comfortably saved an Alfie Humphries effort.

Louis Dennis and Iffy Allen were both denied by excellent saves from Beckenham goalkeeper Michael Sibley, who is training with Bromley, as the visitors looked to turn their dominance into goals.

The breakthrough came after 25 minutes, after George Porter was cynically fouled in the penalty area off the ball, prompting the referee to point to the spot. Up stepped Dennis, and he made no mistake, comfortably sweeping the ball into the bottom corner and sending Sibley the wrong way.

Ten minutes later, it was 2-0. Excellent link up play between Allen and Wynter saw the latter deliver a perfect low cross for Porter to tap home from the edge of the 6 yard box. Just a minute after that, two became three, as persistence from Josh Rees saw him regain possession of the ball and crash home a looping, deflected effort from the edge of the box for his second goal in as many matches.

Allen nearly added further gloss to the scoreline, but after weaving in and out of challenges in the box, his effort hit the crossbar, perhaps with a slight touch from Sibley.

The second half was a more tame affair, with very few chances of note being registered until the latter stages of the match. Several changes during the remainder of the match saw trialists and academy players get some more minutes under their belts.

Mekki blasted an effort over the crossbar from a Frankie Raymond corner, while Jordan Higgs’ long range effort was saved well by Sibley.

However, Bromley did extend their lead with 5 minutes left to play, and Brett Williams was the man to score it. Superb wing play from Luke Wanadio saw him deliver a pinpoint floated cross, which was headed across Sibley and into the bottom corner by Williams, who joins Rees in scoring in both pre season matches so far.

Report by Matt Hall

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