- Under 21's PDS
4 December 2023
Bromley got off to the worst possible start, as after just three minutes, Fabio Saraiva was allowed too much room and cracked off a shot from all of 20 yards, which had Alan Julian beaten and nestled in the bottom corner.
He nearly repeated this just a minute later, but Rob Swaine managed to block his fierce effort, as Bromley endured a very slow start to the game and were yet to threaten the Cards’ back line.
As time drew on, the Ravens’ first attempt came from Bradley Goldberg, but his long range shot was high and wide.
Saraiva yet again was given too much room to surge forward on 23 minutes, but his low shot from just outside the area took a deflection off a defender and went narrowly wide.
The game was becoming repetitive in the sense that it was again Goldberg who had a chance to level things up, but after controlling the ball well, he blazed his shot over the crossbar.
Swaine was then fouled on the edge of the Woking penalty area, and Bromley were awarded a free kick in a dangerous position. However, Blair Turgott’s curling effort sailed over the crossbar.
However, Turgott soon made amends, as on the 35 minute mark, he finished off a good move after converting Tobi Sho-Silva’s slow cross from midway inside the box with a powerful effort into the top corner, giving Bromley a well deserved equaliser.
After the break, it was once again Woking who started on the front foot. Dennon Lewis embarked on a long run down the right and cut inside, but his shot was just wide of Julian’s upright.
Just two minutes after that, Goldberg volleyed over after Woking failed to clear a corner. The end to end nature of the game continued, and Delano Sam-Yorke had a goalbound effort deflected out for a corner, as the visitors looked to go ahead once again.
After 76 minutes, Bromley responded and went close themselves, but Adam Cunnington could only head Joe Ancderson’s corner over the bar after rising highest to meet the ball. Youngster Dan Ajakaiye then hit the side netting after a slick counter attack involving him and Turgott. However, the visitors were still very much in the game, and Anthony Edgar’s thumping effort from 25 yards, which went just wide, reminded Bromley of their threat.
However, Bromley weren’t done yet. After Michael Poke parried Swaine’s header from a corner, Lee Minshull was on hand to tap home the rebound in the 90th minute from all of 2 yards out, and that was enough to seal an important three points, and Bromley’s second win on the bounce.
Bromley XI: Julian, Howe, Johnson, Swaine, Cunnington, Anderson (C), Higgs (Dymond), Prestedge (Minshull), Turgott, Goldberg (Ajakaiye), Sho-Silva
Subs not used: Holland, Stanic-Stewart