Bromley 2-1 Guiseley
Bromley 2-1 Guiseley

A last minute winner from Omar Bugeil grabbed all three points for The Ravens against a spirited Guiseley side who were reduced to ten men half way through the second half, yet still provided a tough test for The Ravens.

The game started with the visitors on top, Sean St Ledger’s side looking far from a team who are bottom of the table, Dayle Southwell having a powerful shot well saved by David Gregory early on.

Bromley’s first chance fell to Brandon Hanlan when the striker latched on to a great ball from George Porter, but after taking the ball round the keeper he put his shot wide of the post trying to avoid the two Guiseley defenders on the line.

The visitors continued to have the best of things pinning Bromley back into their own half, Southwell testing Gregory with a dipping cross shot, but The Ravens back line held strong. Louis Dennis did had a shot saved on a rare break for Bromley, while James Roberts went close twice for The Lions, putting one chance just wide and forcing another save from Gregory low down at the far post.

Guiseley started the second half brightly with Kayode Odejayi’s strong run from distance and shot just being cleared.

Bromley finally sparked into life around the 50 minute mark, Dennis going on a solo run to the edge of the box and driving a low shot that was well saved by Luke Coddington who was hurt gathering the rebound at the feet of Hanlan.

From there The Ravens started to create chances, Frankie Raymond, Luke Wanaduo and Hanlan all went close before the key moment of the game came when Victor Nirennold crudely brought Porter down on the edge of the box and received a second yellow card from Referee Parsons.

From the resulting free kick Jack Holland saw his effort saved by Coddington after a scramble on the line, but the breakthrough came on 72 minutes when Porter surged into the box and cut the ball back to Josh Rees who crashed the ball just inside the post to make it 1-0.

Dennis fired narrowly over from a Holland knock down soon after and Porter bravely headed over after a great ball from Luke Woolfenden, but they filed to add to their lead.

Late on Guiseley had a strong spell of pressure and they made it count three minutes from time when a half cleared cross came out to John Rooney who drove the ball into the net from 20 yards out for the equaliser.

The action didn’t stop there though, Omar Bugeil came on as a sub for the final few minutes and he was to have the last say in the match just as the clock clicked to 90 minutes.

The ball fell to the Lebanese International striker on the edge of The Lions box and he placed the ball wide of Coddington, just inside the post and into the corner of the net to grab the win for Neil Smith’s side.

This was cruel on Guiseley whose efforts deserved point, but Bromley needed this win and will take the confident from this win on to their FA Trophy Quarter Final replay at Spennymoor on Tuesday night weather permitting.

Bromley: Gregory, Woolfenden, Sterling (Bugeil 87), Holland, R Johnson, Wanadio (Mekki 61), Sutherland, Raymond (Rees 68), Dennis, Porter, Hanlan.

Subs Not Used: Chorley, D Johnson.

Guiseley: Coddington, Palmer, Hatfield, Rooney, Southwell, Purver (Crookes 85), Odejayi (Liburd 77), Holden, Roberts (Wesolowski 75), Flowers, Nirennold.

Subs Not Used: Green, McFadzean.

Goals: Bromley – Rees 72, Bugeil 90mins. Guiseley – Rooney 87mins.

Referee: Mr G Parsons

Att: 961

Pictures supplied by Ed Boyden.