11 March 2017

Report: Bromley 3-0 North Ferriby United

  • Men's

North Ferriby United made the long trip to Hayes Lane on the back of two straight wins, and despite their lowly league position, were in better form than a Bromley side who had failed to win in their last seven matches.

Though Bradley Goldberg threatened with great pace early on for Bromley and had an appeal for a penalty turned down, it was Taron Hare of United who had the first chance of note, heading wide from Reece Thompson’s cross.

Bromley soon responded with two close calls in a matter of seconds, after Goldberg was played in down the right wing by Tobi Sho-Silva, and the former delivered an excellent low cross on a plate for Louis Dennis, but visiting stopper Rory Watson got a hand to the ball just before Dennis could tap in. From that, Dennis recycled the ball to Sho-Silva, who saw his shot deflected, causing the ball to spin towards goal, but Watson was equal to it and made the catch.

North Ferriby then had Hare sent off for clattering Alan Dunne in a very late challenge, though the visitors will feel a straight red was a tad harsh.

Bromley capitalised on their one man advantage in the 34th minute, as Bradley Goldberg, completely unmarked just outside the six yard box, headed home from a Jordan Higgs corner, and it was a thoroughly deserved lead on the balance of play.

Soon after, Goldberg nearly doubled his, and Bromley’s tally. After Sho-Silva held up the ball in the penalty area, he found Goldberg, who received the ball and outwitted his marker before curling an effort inches wide of the joint of the crossbar and the post.

Four minutes before half time, Watson kept his side in it, somehow acrobatically getting a hand to Sho-Silva’s goalbound header from Higgs’ cross.

Straight after the break, Goldberg could have increased Bromley’s lead but shot just wide after weaving his way into the penalty area, with Watson beaten all ends up. Sho-Silva could have also put the tie to bed early in the second half, but failed to connect with Dennis’ perfect cross with only Watson to beat.

However, substitute George Porter did manage to finally extend the Ravens’ lead. After Dennis won a corner following Watson’s smart save from his low drive, the ball was delivered into the six yard box where Sam Cosgrove failed to clear it away properly, and Porter was on hand to turn the ball home from a matter of a few yards out.

A superb through ball from substitute Ryan Hall picked out the run of Goldberg five minutes from time, but he was unable to round Watson, who got something to the ball to prevent another almost certain goal.

However, just four minutes after coming on, and having a point blank range header saved by Watson, Jordan Wynter rounded off the win in style with the final kick of the game, cracking home a shot off the underside of the crossbar from 25+ yards out.

Report by Matt Hall – @hally_matt

Bromley XI: Flitney, Chorley, Dunne, Holland ©, Minshull, Dennis, Dymond, Anderson, Higgs (Hall), Goldberg (Wynter), Sho-Silva (Porter).

Unused subs: Martin, Omofe.

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