Maldon Town 0 Bromley 2

Monday 23rd January 2006
Bromley dropped anchor in the Essex port of Maldon and sailed away with the three points after a fine second half display against the relegation threatened side, writes Colin Head.

The game started evenly with neither side making their possession count and struggling to keep the ball on a sticky and bumpy pitch.
Bromley had a spell of dominance and Sam Wood crossed for Ellis Remy who fired over, Gary Drewett had a shot well saved and then Remy was denied by home goalkeeper Darren Gould.

Maldon then had their best spell of the match with Andy Walker making a good save one on one just before the break.

It was pretty short on quality and there wasn’t much between the teams going into the break.

The second half saw Bromley come out looking a lot more positive and  Wood showed his class with a great run that was only cut short on the edge of the box.

As The Ravens dominated the play they took the lead on 53 minutes when Barry Gardner whipped in a wicked cross was that turned in by Remy from close range.

Maldon missed a good chance to equalise straight after, but it was Bromley who did most of the pressing from then on. Remy fired over from a Drewett cross, Wood shot over, Drewett hit the bar and Des Boateng headed just over from a corner.

Their dominance finally paid off with eleven minutes left when Wood launched on another great run beating all the home defence before rolling the ball under the goalkeeper and into the.

This was probably the best goal scored by a Bromley player this season and showed was a fantastic young talent Sam Wood is.

Walker made a great save late on, but Bromley had done more than enough to win the game and ease away from the bottom of the table.

Drewett, Wood, Des Boateng and Tutu Henriques were all major players in this essential victory secured with four key players missing. 
Bromley: Walker, McLeod, Luckett, Willy, Henriques, Gardener, Boateng, Drewett, Wood, Tompkins, Remy. Subs: Awuah, Harding, Fuemba, Donovan.