Saturday 14 February 2004
Ryman League Division One South
Plummer twice went close for Worthing in the space of a minute.
His first chance came when central defender John Wilfort, who admitted he
is enjoying his time as a central defender, hooked the ball back to goalkeeper
Danny Harwood who was forced to head the ball out allowing Plummer to shoot over
then rolled a shot wide of the right post after ten minutes as Packham came to
the edge of the penalty area to put off the prolific Bromley hit-man.
Shaun Orice then tried a shot on goal from 22 yards after 17 minutes but his
volley bounced once inside the six-yard box before going wide of the right
midfielder, Gary Drewett, with a century of appearances to his name, played the
ball low to Jason McKoy to his left. McKoy
took the ball on from midfield to the edge of the penalty area but his
right-footed shot flew over the crossbar.
should have taken the lead after 23 minutes when Sam Francis had only Wilfort to
beat on the goal-line after taking the ball past Harwood, but the Sussex hit-man
drilled a shot wide of the right post.
a three-man wall in front of him, Bromley goalkeeper Harwood was happy to see
Chris Dicker’s 23 yard free kick sail over his crossbar four minutes later.
Good passing from the home side allowed Bobby George to shoot at goal but his drilled effort from fifteen yards went wide of the right post.
short Worthing free kick from skipper Paul Rogers to Darren Freeman allowed the
latter to shoot over the crossbar from 28 yards before Worthing almost broke the
stalemate in controversy.
required lengthy treatment inside the Bromley penalty area and once play was
allowed to carry on, Harwood was standing way off his line to receive the ball
from Freeman close to the right touchline 35 yards from goal.
of playing the ball back to the Bromley goalkeeper in a sporting manner, Freeman
went for goal him self. Shooting
towards goal, the ball bounced once inside the six-yard box before spinning wide
of the left post.
wasn’t booked by rookie referee Mr Jackson for that unsavory incident but was
booked on the stroke of half time for scrapping with Drewett and grabbing his
groin. Both tussled for the ball
and both players entered the referee’s notebook.
Luckett, however, got his own back moments later, striking a fierce free kick in
Freeman’s face as he lined up in a four-man wall on the edge of the penalty
area on the stroke of half time.
minutes into the second half, Drewett down the left went close for Bromley but
his effort which he tried to curl into the top far corner of the net, drifted
wide of the post from the edge of the penalty area.
minute later, George’s right footed shot was hit straight at Packham who made
a comfortable save before Freeman got to the ball before Harwood from Rogers’
free kick from the left, heading wide of the left post.
opening fell to George on the hour but his header was wayward from Hammond’s
free kick from Rogers on the left was touched wide of the left post by Andy
Ducille before Bromley midfielder Jason McKoy surged towards goal down the left
but his shot from 25 yards was too close to Packham at the near post.
being severely criticised for conceding three goals in their 4-0 loss to Slough
Town, before being sent off late in the game for a professional foul, the fans
saw the true side of Harwood with thirteen minutes remaining.
substitute Damien Dobbyn unleashed a right-footed goalbound shot, which was
flying towards the top right hand corner, but Harwood dived high to his left to
claw the shot around the right post.
had plenty of possession in the latter stages of the game but couldn’t find
the killer touch in front of goal. The
closest they came was from Luckett’s corner from the right, which struck the