Vines cracks open Egham
Egham Town 1-4 Bromley
Ryman League Division One South
Tuesday 6 April 2004
Stephen McCartney reports from the Runnymeade Stadium
year old striker Paul Vines’ first half hat-trick revived Bromley’s push for
a place in an end of season play off, following a comfortable victory at third
from bottom Egham Town on Tuesday.
The former Cray Wanderers striker admitted afterwards he was pleased with his performance, which has now seen him find the back of the net on nine occasions.
Vines, nicknamed Charlie by his
mates as his father is also called Paul, said: “I am delighted really, a good
win, which we needed. We’ve got
five games left and I think we can win them all.
That’s what we have got to do, just go forward and keep winning.
People were saying we’ve got nothing to play for, but if we keep going
and win all our games, we’ll just see what happens.”
added: “We deserved to win, we played some great football on a very poor
pitch. I am pleased, not only for
myself, but for the boys as well. Hopefully
we can go and have another win against Ashford Town (Middlesex) at Hayes Lane on
Michael Harney (knee), Paul Kember (hamstring), Dean Forbes (work) and Jason
McKoy (work), Bromley captain John Myatt returned to midfield to make his 200th
appearance for Bromley and defender Danny Arkwright, a transfer deadline signing
from Dulwich Hamlet, made a composed debut in defence.
youth team skipper, the much-sought after Chris Hill replaced Gary Drewett for
the final three minutes and put in a performance that will have him knocking on
manager Stuart McIntyre’s door for a place in the first team squad for the
remainder of this and next season.
took Bromley only six minutes, however, to find the back of the net, and the
visitors played some great football at times on a quagmire of a playing surface.
Drewett, yet to find the back of the net this season, crossed from the right and
Vines headed home to give McIntyre’s men a deserved lead.
minutes later, Vines had another opportunity to double his and Bromley’s
account but he shot over the crossbar from eight yards following Colin
Luckett’s whipped in cross from the left.
chance came the youngster’s way, this time he headed wide following a cross
from the left channel from Landry Zahana-Oni.
Wilfort’s intended pass to his fellow defender Steve Potterill was cut out by
Jeff Goulding and the tall striker, who netted twice in Egham’s 2-1 win at
Hayes Lane in December, raced towards goal.
However, his shot was well blocked by Danny Harwood and the rebound fell
to Youness Nabil, whose low drive was blocked by Potterill inside the penalty
by some tremendous vocal support from their supporters, Egham should have
equalised. Steve Baker’s cross
from the right wasn’t collected in a muddy penalty area by Harwood and the
ball fell to Goulding who blasted a good opportunity over the crossbar.
Vines fired over the crossbar after a delightful attacking move down the left
from Adolph Amoako and Zahana-Oni before Harwood made a fine save after 25
played a pass from the halfway line down the right channel for Ross Pickett to
exploit the space. His low centre
carved a shooting chance for Matt Patterson but his shot from inside the penalty
area was well held by Harwood, who dived to his right to deny the home side.
the other end, Bromley’s leading goalscorer, Amoako with twenty-two goals this
season, fired a low drive from the right hand side of the penalty area go
agonisingly wide of the far post after Myatt won possession with a strong but
fair tackle some thirty yards from goal.
doubled their lead after 35 minutes when Zahana-Oni’s skill down the left wing
saw his see of Marriot Lusengo’s challenge before he slid the ball ahead of
him to Myatt who was in support. The
experienced midfielder reached the by-line before delivering a pin-point cross
to the far post for Vines to head down and into the net beating Paul McCarthy
for the second time.
minutes later, Bromley’s travelling contingent were celebrating again, as
Vines notched up his first hat-trick for the Hayes Lane club.
cut the ball back to Vines and the striker fired a low shot inside the far
corner of the net to give Bromley a whirlwind 3-0 lead.
made a substitution during the half time break with their manager Derek Payne
coming off the bench. The
substitution had the desired effect, however, as Egham poached a goal back
inside 113 seconds following the re-start.
skipper Paul Reed’s low centre found Pickett whose close control got him
inside the penalty area. Harwood
anticipated a shot to his right and went to ground early and this enabled the
striker to pick his spot and slot the ball home to Harwood’s left.
a good spell from the home side, they never really hurt Harwood or his defence
and Arkwright who slotted in the back four made an impressive debut, and looked
dangerous at the other end as Bromley attacked corners.
the hour mark, Potterill played the ball down the right channel for Amoako and
after being clipped inside the penalty area by Jamie Muldowney, where the young
striker could have gone to ground and won his team a spot-kick, he stayed on his
feet and brought a fine block by McCarthy at his near post.
minutes later, Myatt’s through ball was latched onto Vines, as he and
Zahana-Oni had beaten the offside trap. Vines
set up the Frenchman whose kick bounced once on the sodden turf but McCarthy
tipped the shot over the crossbar.
was tested again when he got down well from Wilfort’s header following
Luckett’s corner kick.
victory was sealed with nine minutes remaining. A good passing move from Bromley saw Drewett pass to
substitute Wade Falana to his right. The
experienced striker steadied himself, had enough time to compose himself before
drilling a low shot across the goalkeeper and into the bottom far corner of the
replacing Drewett with only three minutes on the clock, youth team skipper Hill
received the ball down the right from Ahmet Suleymanoglu, who had joined the
club last week from Horsham. The
eighteen-year-old central midfielder, poked the ball past his marker before
centering for Falana but McCarthy made a fine save.
showed McIntyre his talents in winning midfield battles a minute from the end,
winning the ball off Nabil, the Egham left winger’s late challenge from behind
on the youngster earned him a second yellow card and the home side played the
closing seconds with ten men.
Ashford Town (Middlesex) are the visitors to Bromley's Clive Christian Stadium base in Hayes Lane on Saturday before the Ravens make the short trip to Dulwich Hamlet on Bank Holiday Monday. League leaders Windsor & Eton, who have former Bromley goalkeeper Chuck Martini and striker Tony Reid in their ranks, come to Hayes Lane next Saturday.
Bromley's last home game, against bottom of the table, Epsom & Ewell is on Saturday 24th April before they finish the season with a trip to Marlow on Saturday 1st May.
Town: Paul McCarthy, Michael Regan, Paul Reed (Capt), Feshis Odigwe, Jamie
Muldowney, Marriot Lusengo (Derek Payne 46), Jeff Goulding (Adam El Hadad 79),
Steve Baker, Ross Pickett, Matt Patterson, Youness Nabil (sent off 89).
Subs: Chimka Nanjor, Aaron Nicholls, Hamid Harrak
Bromley: Danny Harwood, Steve Potterill, Colin Luckett, John Wilfort, Danny Arkwright, Danny Smith, Gary Drewett (Chris Hill 87), John Myatt (Capt), Paul Vines (Ahmet Suleymanoglu 67), Adolph Amoako (Wade Falana 76), Landry Zahana-Oni. Subs: Bobby George, Mark Watson
Mr J Wheller - Assistants: Mr D Phillips & Mr M Rowler