25 February 2017

Report: Aldershot Town 4-0 Bromley

  • Men's

Bromley travelled to the EBB Stadium on Saturday, looking to bounce back from two consecutive defeats, the latter of which was at Dagenham on Tuesday.Bromley had problems to contend with even before kickoff, with newly signed goalkeeper Ross Flitney having to withdraw late on in the warm up due to a groin injury, and Billy Granger, signed on a short term deal the day before as cover, had to deputise.

The home side started the brighter, with Idris Kanu having a goalbound shot headed over the bar by one of his own team mates, yet, a corner was still given. Shamir Fenelon also had an effort blocked on the line by Joe Anderson, after some lovely build up play.

It was in the 37th minute that they would make their dominance count, as Nick Arnold’s wind assisted cross-cum-shot floated over the reach of Granger and into the net. Just eight minutes later, the hosts doubled their lead, as Shamir Fenelon was allowed too much time and space on the edge of the penalty area, and scored with a low shot into the bottom corner.

After the break, despite Bromley making a reasonably bright start, it was the Shots who would score again. Joe Anderson’s misplaced backpass was picked up and Kundai Benyu was able to cross into the area for the unmarked Jake Gallagher to loop a header home, making it 3-0 after just 49 minutes.

Scott Rendell blasted a volley over the crossbar for the hosts as they looked for a fourth. However, the man who replaced Rendell did manage to grab a fourth for the Shots. Matt McClure tried his luck from 30 yards and beat Granger all ends up with a stunning effort, and in fairness to Town, they were good value for the scoreline.

The closest Bromley could come in a poor performance was a low Goldberg shot midway through the second half, which was easily saved by Jake Cole.

Bromley XI: Granger, Chorley, Dunne (Johnson), Holland ©, Minshull, Dennis (Sho-Silva), Anderson, Higgs, Turgott (Martin), Goldberg, Hanlan

Unused substitutes: Wynter, Dymond.

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