2 April 2016

Report: Bromley 2-0 Lincoln City

  • Men's

Neil Smith welcomed Chris Moyses and his Lincoln City side to Hayes Lane on Saturday looking to complete a double over the Imps.

Bromley’s squad were considerably depleted with the likes of Rob Swaine, Ben May, Paul Rodgers unavailable as well as Louis Dennis picking up an injury in the warm up.

The game started brightly with Adam Coombes winning the ball off Maris on the right wing. He played it into Cunnington who travelled with it to the by-line before crossing into the box. The cross deflected up and almost met the head of Goldberg but Lincoln were able to clear.

Lincoln were by no means sitting back, they had a number of ventures forward in the opening stages with Muldoon and Maris providing the early threat. Bromley then went close through Jack Holland. Bromley’s first corner was whipped in by Joe Anderson, Holland rose to meet the ball and headed it down into the ground. It bounced past Farman but the defender on the line was able to scramble it away.

Lincoln then won a corner of their own which Joseph-Dubois had to deal with. The following corner led to Maris being given an opportunity but he could only curl over. The following ten minutes was an end to end affair with both sides winning corners and getting half chances.

Lincoln went closest next to scoring, Muldoon struck from distance with the ball crashing against the post and rebounding back into play. Adam Coombes went up the other end and almost put Bromley in front. Just as he struck the ball he hit the turf and his effort went wide of the mark.

On the half our mark Bradley Goldberg was given an opportunity, Coombes flicked on Alan Julian’s goal-kick which sent Cunnington on his way. He laid it off for Goldberg who had time to shoot but his effort was saved by the chest of Farman. Three minutes later and Bromley had the lead. Goldberg returned the favour to Cunnington, who had set him up in the past moments, crossing into the box for the striker to head The Ravens into the lead.

Bromley’s injury worries then intensified with Ali Fuesini needing to be substituted after picking up an injury. Rohdell Gordon replaced the midfielder 5 minutes before half time. Bromley rode any Lincoln and kept the scoreline at 1-0 going into the break.

The second half started as the first finished, both sides were looking to get forward and score. Caton and Sparrow had efforts in quick succession but both failed to hit the target. Muldoon continued to be a threat for Lincoln he forced Julian into two saves just after the hour mark. Caton took advantage of Joseph-Dubois down the left as the winger was filling in at right back due to the injuries. The Bromley defence were able to withstand the pressure and The Ravens frontmen rewarded the backline on 75 minutes.

Adam Cunnington took hold of the ball in the middle of the field, he then played an outside of the boot pass to Bradley Goldberg. Goldberg rounded the Lincoln keeper and put Bromley 2-0 up.

Lincoln had a couple of half chances towards the end of the match but none of them really tested Alan Julian. The win see’s Bromley leapfrog Lincoln in the table and rounds off a double over The Imps this season.

FULL TIME: Bromley 2-0 Lincoln City

Attendance: 1,202 (221 travelling fans)

Bromley XI: Julian, Joseph-Dubois, Holland, Francis, Anderson, Coombes, Minshull, Fuesini, Emmanuel, Goldberg, Cunnington

Subs: Gordon, Crean, Stanic-Stewart, O’Connor,

Lincoln City XI: Farman, Bush, Beevers, Howe, Hawkridge, Power, Hodge, Simmons, Muldoon, Maris, Sparrow

Subs: Grant , Everington, McDaid, Wildin, Caton

Image copyright Ed Boyden – www.edboydenphotos.co.uk

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