Thursday 01st September 2005
Luckett leaves it late as
ten-man Bromley make last eight
Kent Senior Cup
Harris reports from the
a freezing cold night at Hayes Lane Bromley just managed to edge out their
Ryman League Division One opponents despite having to play for over half
an hour with ten men, writes Patrick Harris.
started on the front foot with Nic McDonnell heading just wide, but
Ashford also had a couple of chances with Andy Walker making two good
saves from Solomon Henry.
The lively Jones Awuah making his home debut had a goal disallowed on 22
minutes and only the Linesman knows why!
With both sides looking lively the tackles were flying in and Mark Willy
was booked for a heavy challenge.
McDonnell headed over as Bromley began to put the pressure on Ashford, Sam
Wood shot just wide and McDonnell had another header saved from a free
kick from former Ashford Town midfielder Barry Gadner.
Just before the break Kevin George played a great ball to Awuah but his
effort just missed the target past former Bromley Keeper Dave Wietecha.
got off to a good start in the second half, George sent over a cross and
Wietecha saved from Gary Drewett.
On 50 minutes a low cross by Gardener was headed into his own net by Mark
Banks as he tried to clear.
Only a minute later Bromley lost their captain when Mark Willy was sent
off for his second yellow card after a clumsy foul in midfield.
Ashford tried to make their numerical advantage count, but Joe Vines made
some good saving tackles and when they did break through Walker was in his
usual good form.
Henry and Thorogood both shot over for the visitors and when they did get
an effort on target and beat Walker, Wood cleared off the line.
Drewett and Wood were both on the end of very bad fouls when The Ravens
did attack, but Referee Mr Hoare didn’t produce any cards this time
With only seven minutes left Ashford finally grabbed an equaliser when
Walker only parried a low cross and the rebound went in off Gary Clarke.
The last few minutes were played at a furious pace Wietcha saved from Wood
and Mark Tompkins as Bromley pressed to avoid the threat of extra time and
when it looked inevitable a free kick was awarded for a push on Mark
With the game well into injury time Colin Luckett stepped up and curled in
a beautiful free kick from 20yards in off the bar to secure The Ravens
place in the next eight of the Kent Senior Cup.
Walker, George, Luckett, Vines, Willy, Drewett, Gardener, Locke, Awuah,
McDonnell, Wood. Subs: Collier, Falana, Tompkins, Stone, Logan.
Town: Wietecha, Adlington, Ross, Duncan, Banks, Boorman, Henry, Clarke,
Thorogood, Pace, Burke. Subs: Croxton, Elliott, Bradshaw, McCann,