29 September 2020

Summary: Bromley 4-0 Crystal Palace XI

  • Men's

Bromley’s high-scoring pre season continued in style, with a 4-0 win over a Crystal Palace XI.

The Ravens took an early lead through recent signing James Alabi. The former Leyton Orient man was very much in the right place at the right time for his first Bromley goal. Harry Forster cut into the box and curled an effort goalwards, which was palmed into the face of Alabi by goalkeeper Jacob Russell. With no time for him to react or set himself, the ball bounced off Alabi’s face and into the net.

The Ravens would double their lead ten minutes later. A poor clearance from Michael Boateng which spun back into his own box was taken down by Reeco Hackett-Fairchild. He was able to tee up Trialist A from the edge of the box, who found the bottom corner with a well placed effort, which went in off the post.

Before half time, Harrison Myring and Brandon Pierrick would both hit the post in quick succession for the Eagles as they looked for a route back into the game. Alabi also went close for Bromley again, this time ghosting in at the back post following a Luke Coulson corner, forcing a good save from Russell with a half volley.

The second half saw changes for both sides, with Ben Williamson replacing Reeco Hackett-Fairchild for Bromley, and Palace changing shape.

The hosts would extend their lead on 63 minutes through Chris Bush. Following the Ravens being awarded a free kick out wide on the right, Bush stepped up and fooled the Eagles’ defence, firing an unstoppable effort beyond Russell at his near post.

Twelve minutes later, Bromley would add some further gloss to the scoreline. Substitute Ben Williamson’s persistence paid off, as he chased a lost cause and dispossessed Jay-Rich Baghuelou, before squaring to the onrushing Michael Cheek, who slammed a first time effort home for 4-0.

Bromley XI: Cousins (Najia), Bush, Holland (C) (Kizzi), Coulson (Allen), Alabi (Cheek), Hackett-Fairchild (Williamson), Purrington (Raymond), Roberts, Trialist A (Bingham), Forster (Tanner), Vincent (Trialist B)

Unused substitutes: Webster

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