1 December 2023
Bromley fielded an experimental side for their visit to Greatness Park on a sunny Tuesday evening.
Sevenoaks duo Yaccine Gnahore and Kieran McCann combined well early on, but the former had a shot well blocked by Joe Howe, as the hosts began the game very much on the front foot.
Moments later, persistent wing play from Kobie Ambrose saw him tee up Adam Cunnington, but his powerful, curling drive was well saved by French. Alan Julian needed to be alert moments later, after Harrison Carnegie worked himself into a good position and unleashed a low shot, which Julian was able to parry, and just as Gnahore was about to tap home the rebound, he reacted sharply to produce a close range block.
Howe had Bromley’s best chance just after the 20 minute mark, but after cutting in from the right, his low drive was tipped wide by French. Goldberg then found himself clean through with the goal at his mercy, but the advancing goalkeeper was enough to see him put his shot wide.
Tom O’Connor put Bromley ahead half an hour into the match. Max Porter’s accurate lofted pass was knocked on by Cunnington, and misjudged by French, allowing O’Connor to nip in and finish coolly, with only a defender on the line to beat. Adam Marsh went close for the Oaks as half time loomed, but Julian was again alert to block his low effort. After O’Connor’s poor pass only found the feet of Gnahoue, Bromley yet again had Julian to thank for keeping them ahead, as he dived down to his left to parry the front man’s effort.
3 minutes into the second half, Bromley should have been two goals to the good, but after a game of pinball in the box, Goldberg shot wide from close range, before he linked up well with Joe Anderson, but the latter’s teasing cross wasn’t met by a Bromley player. In what followed to be an extremely dull game, Marsh equalised for the Oaks, flicking in a corner at the near post. O’Connor was close to putting Bromley ahead once more, but his rifled effort from outside the area, and soon after, Cunnington had a flicked header saved by French.
However, one minute from time, the lively Blair Turgott embarked on a mazy run, and was fouled in the box, prompting the referee to point to the spot. Up stepped Cunnington, and the front man made no mistake, dispatching a confident effort into the bottom corner, despite French diving the right way.
Report by Matt Hall – @bfc_announcer
Bromley: Julian, Howe, Holland, Johnson, Anderson, M. Porter (Stanic-Stewart), Ambrose (A Trialist), Turgott, Goldberg, Cunnington, O’’Connor
Subs: Stanic-Stewart, Hefford, A Trialist
Sevenoaks: French, Edwards, Benbow, Rodgers, Miles, Holder, Carnegie, Birgham, Fenech, Gnahore, McCann
Subs: Marsh, Camacho, Stock, Menaitta, Lord, Fahm, McKenzie, Mahnoey, Walker, Oneso-Meng