Wednesday 27th July 2005

Third draw in a row for winless Bromley


Bromley's run of pre-season draws continued at Bayliss Avenue against a very solid and hard working Thamesmead Town side last night, writes Colin Head.

Playing a 3-5-2 formation Bromley had the better of the early play with Adam Locke and Des Boateng pulling the strings in midfield.

Fraser Logan shot just wide from 30-yards, Nic McDonnell had a great run before setting up Wade Falana whose shot was saved and McDonnell also saw a header come back off the post following a Tutu Henrioques' knock down from a corner.

The play evened out after that and Kent League Thamesmead created a few chances.

And on 34 minutes they took the lead when a high cross beat Andy Walker and the loose ball was turned in off the post.

Bromley regrouped and McDonnell had a header saved just before the break.

The second half saw Bromley push on, but struggle to break down the solid Mead defence, marshalled by Dean Kearley.

Colin Luckett had an early effort well saved and McDonnell saw a curling effort tipped wide and Adolph Amoako saw a header go just over from Luckett's cross.

Thamesmead looked dangerous on the break and Allan McLeod had to clear the ball off the line from a corner.

But the Ravens finally equalised with eight minutes left when Gary Drewett's cross was headed home by Henry Darko.

The goalscorer had another effort well saved and Locke fired just over but the score remained all square.

Bromley travel to Ashford Town on Saturday, which is a dress rehearsal for their FA Trophy clash.

Bromley squad: Walker, Potterll, Luckett, Henriques, Willy, McLeod, Locke, Boateng, Logan, Falana, McDonnell.  Subs: Amoako, Darko, Julius, Drewett