6 January 2024

Ravens held to goalless draw at Maidenhead

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Ravens held to goalless draw at Maidenhead

Despite chances falling for both sides, the scores ended 0-0 at York Road as Bromley made the trip to Maidenhead United.

Sam Woods returned to the starting 11 whilst Tate Campbell made his return from injury as he was named on the bench before replacing Ben Krauhaus on 66 minutes.

The Magpies produced the first real attack of the game on eight minutes when Ashley Nathaniel-George burst forward before finding Kane Ferdinand on the edge of the area who tried to slot home, but the ball rolled wide of the post.

Maidenhead did have the ball in the net soon after when a corner was bundled in from close range. However, after a discussion between the referee and his assistant, the goal was ruled out.

Myles Weston looped a fantastic ball over the top and it was expertly touched down by Olufela Olomola. The in-form Bromley forward laid off Michael Cheek who tried his luck from a tight angle, but couldn’t quite keep his strike on target.

It proved to be a quiet first half. However, the Magpies had another chance to open the scoring shortly before the break when Sam Barratt lined up a dangerous free-kick before looping an effort narrowly over the bar.

In the early stages of the second 45, it was Bromley’s turn to attack when Weston floated a ball into the box for Cheek to nod into Craig Ross’ gloves.

Moments later and Sam Woods poked the ball against the post as a Ravens continued to flex their attacking muscles.

Just after the hour mark, Corey Whitely did well to find Weston who struck from the edge of the area, but his low drive was saved.

Up the other end and Casey Pettit tried his luck from range, but Grant Smith did well to keep the scores at 0-0.

Former Raven Shawn McCoulsky almost grabbed a 77th minute goal when Barratt’s shot deflected into his path, but the forward tapped it just past the post.

Smith was called into action again late on when Ashley Nathaniel-George’s deflected effort forced the Bromley ‘keeper to make an excellent fingertip save.

On 85 minutes, Josh Passley thought he had won the game when his header from a Ryan Jones corner was blocked off the line. However, the debate whether it crossed the line continued into post-match.

Having been denied a late winner, the Ravens were forced to come away with just a point.

Up next, the visit of Chippenham Town in the FA Trophy. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

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