Billericay Town 2-3 Bromley
Billericay Town 2-3 Bromley

An injury time penalty from Danny Waldren gave Bromley all three points in this relegation battle at New Lodge to ease The Ravens’ worries and worsen the plight of their hosts.Bromley

The game started in open fashion with both sides looking to attack, Billericay had more pressure, but Bromley always looked threatening on the break.

This was a real contrast in style with Craig Edwards team looking to hit the big strikers early, while Mark Goldberg’s played a passing game. Pierre Joseph-Dubois went close for The Ravens, but it as the home side who took the lead in 15 mins when Semakula had a shot saved by Joe Welch, but Jay May was on hand to convert the rebound.

Billericay looked the stronger side for a spell and held up to Bromley’s wing play, but after 34 mins the visitors did draw level when a poor clearance fell to Ali Fuseini who smacked the ball home low into the corner from the edge of the box. Mike Jones went close soon after, but the home side also had two chances that went over from Lechmere and Swaine.

The second half saw Billericay come out the stronger with Glenn Poole missing a great chance and No10 forcing a save from Welch, but against the run of play Bromley took the lead on 53 mins when Ishmael Welsh sent in a low cross for Dubois to turn into the net via a deflection.

From the kick off May had an effort brilliantly saved by Welch at the other end and Welsh went close for The Ravens. Lechmere fired a free kick narrowly over for the Essex side, with May, Poole and Semakula all going close as the piled on the pressure.

It looked like Bromley would hold out for the win, but they dropped deeper as they looked increasingly more tired and in the final minute Poole hit a low drive from outside the box that beat Welch to make it 2-2.

With three minutes of injury time indicated The Ravens went for broke and they were gifted a golden opportunity when Jones showed great control to bring down across and was brought down in the box for a penalty. Waldren stepped up to take the spot kick and sent it home in off the post to secure the win for Goldberg’s men in dramatic fashion.

 

Bromley: Welch Ming Patterson Swaibu Holland Dubois (Finn 68) Fuseini Waldren Jones Welsh Theophanous.

Subs: Orome Rhule Buchanan Howard.

Match Rating 4/5

Star Man: Mike Jones (Bromley)

Ref:

Goals: Billericay – May 15mins, Poole 90mins.

Bromley – Fuseini 34, Dubois 53, Waldren pen 93mins.

 

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