Thursday 01st September 2005

Bromley keep their impressive run going

Bracknell Town 0-1 Bromley
Tuesday 30 September 2003
Ryman League Division One South
by Stephen McCartney

Bromley goalkeeper Danny Harwood has now kept five successive clean sheets and hasn't been beaten in 534 minutes of football as Stuart McIntyre's men came away from Larges Lane with three important league points.

The Ravens have now won four of their last five matches by a 1-0 scoreline and are without a game on Saturday as the recharge their batteries in preparation for a very important week of cup football.

Next Tuesday Dartford return to the Clive Christian Stadium in Hayes Lane for a Kent Senior Cup first round tie.  Bromley's reward for beating the Darts 3-0 in the FA Cup is a home game against Ryman League Premier Division side Thurrock in the third qualifying round on Saturday 11 October.

The offside trap frustrated Bracknell on several occasions as they tried to play long balls to beat the solid Bromley defence.

Tony Reid was twice off target with headers before Leroy Huggins dragged a shot across the face of goal for the visitors in the opening twenty five minutes.

Colin Luckett's fierce drive from outside the penalty was comfortably saved by Bracknell goalkeeper Martin Hutt.

Bracknell's best chance of the game came a minute before the Ravens scored the winning goal.

James Glynn's throw went straight to an unmarked Jon Palmer, who tried to add to the five goals he has scored this season, but Harwood saved his shot at the near post.

Bromley scored the only goal of the game after 34 minutes when Leroy Huggins drove a low shot across Hutt finding the bottom far corner of Bracknell's net.

Bromley's commanding captain Dean Forbes was unlucky not to score after 41 minutes when his header from biting midfielder Paul Kember's cross clipped the outside of the left post.

Adam Crittenden's cross found Palmer just before the hour mark but the shot from twenty yards sailed narrowly over Harwood's crossbar.

Another throw from Glynn carved an opportunity for Jon Underwood who headed wide of the right post.

With twenty minutes remaining Tony Reid's deflected shot was comfortably saved by Hutt before Hammond drifted a free kick over the crossbar and Huggins, who scored his second goal for Bromley after his move from Gravesend & Northfleet, dragged a low shot wide of the far post.

Bracknell threw everything at their higher placed visitors in the closing stages in hope for an equaliser.  Their best opening's again came from Glynn's throw in's but Danny Haywood and Underwood both fired over from shots outside the penalty area.

Bracknell Town: Martin Hutt, Stuart Hammonds, Jamie Clarke, Neil Baker, Jon Underwood, James Glynn, Adam Crittenden, Danny Haywood, Giles Merchant (Gary Sargant 76), Gavin Smith, Jon Palmer.  Subs: Martin Douglas, Michael Cook

Bromley: Danny Harwood, Danny Smith, Mark Willy, Joe Vines, Colin Luckett, Dean Forbes, Gary Drewett, Paul Kember, Tony Reid (Adolph Amoako 74), Leroy Huggins, Mark Hammond (David Smith 80).  Subs:  Andy Hunt, John Butler, Bobby George

Referee:  Mr C Banks
Assistants: Mr R Gatzianidis and Mr I Kitchen

Attendance:  104