23 July 2016

Report: Beckenham Town 0-3 Bromley

  • Men's

Bromley, dressed in their new yellow third kit started the game on the attack, and Tobi Sho-Silva was the first to have a clear cut chance, but his header from Dave Martin’s superb cross was just blocked. Sho-Silva found himself through on goal a matter of minutes later, but with doubts over whether he was onside, the ex-Charlton striker put his effort into the side netting.

Blair Turgott also went close for the visitors with a free kick, but his low effort, which sailed through a gap in the wall, was held by the Becks’ goalkeeper. However, Turgott made it count the second tine round. Scintillating wing work from Sho-Silva saw him cut in from the right and bear down on goal, before serving the ball to Turgott on a plate, who simply tapped home from close range to cap off a flowing move.

Sho-Silva then seemed to have scored, but bizarrely, his goalbound effort rebounded off the crossbar, before being hooked out from the goal-line by the goalkeeper, followed by Turgott’s effort being blocked by a defender; a mad moment for Town’s defence.  Adam Cunnington went close for Bromley as half time drew close, but his towering header from another pinpoint Martin cross was just wide of goal.

Bromley’s lead was doubled just before the break, as a free kick was awarded just outside the box for a foul on Sho-Silva. Cunnington stepped up and struck a low effort into the bottom corner, further asserting Bromley’s dominance.

Bromley made three changes at the break, with Ben Chorley and Rob Swaine replacing Jack Holland and Dan Johnson, whilst Alan Julian was replaced in goal by Oliver Pain. Cunnington had the opportunity to increase the Ravens lead from another free kick, but his effort was blocked by the wall, and his powerful follow up was wide. Ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal midfielder Rohan Ricketts, on as a second half substitute, had a low shot easily gathered by the goalkeeper.

Ben May then forced a superb save from the Becks’ substitute goalkeeper, cutting in from an angle before unleashing a powerful close range effort, but the stopper was equal to it, and dived down to his near post to parry the shot away.

In the last minute, Bromley added some gloss to the scoreline, after a less entertaining second half. Bradley Goldberg’s low drive was parried by the Beckenham goalkeeper, but Joe Anderson was on hand to follow up and tap home from an angle.

Report by Matt Hall – @bfc_announcer

Bromley XI: Julian (Pain), Howe, Anderson, Prestedge (Ricketts), Holland (C) (Swaine), Johnson (Chorley), Turgott (G.Porter), O’Connor (M.Porter), Sho-Silva (Goldberg), Cunnington (May), Martin

Subs: Chorley, Swaine, G.Porter, Goldberg, May, M. Porter, Ricketts, Pain (GK)