Bromley 4-1 Faversham Town
Bromley 4-1 Faversham Town

Bromley progressed through to the third round of the Kent Senior Cup with a controlled win over Faversham at Hayes Lane on Tuesday night.

Manager Neil Smith fielded a strong team for the match despite having a First Round FA Cup game at home to Peterborough Utd on Saturday, but it was the visitors who started the stronger with Danny Walder having a free kick saved by Kristupas Burba and the Dean Grant shot just wide.

The Ravens settled down after the opening spell and were in front on 15 minutes when John Goddard, who had just hit the foot of the post, then sent a powerful drive past Will Godmon from just outside the box to make it 1-0.

Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe had a curling effort saved before Bromley made it 2-0 on 25 minutes when Marc-Anthony Okoye headed home from a corner, directing the ball into the corner of the net from six yards out.

Okoye playing in midfield looked comfortable on the ball and linked play up well sitting in front of the back four.

Ogedi-Uzokwe had another shot saved and Goddard fired just over as Bromley headed into the break looking comfortable. The only negative being Aiden Enver’s yellow card for a poor challenge on George Monger, who later had to go off injured.

The second half saw Bromley having most of the possession and they made it 3-0 on the hour mark when a quick passing movement was finished off by Kyle De Silva via deflection of a Town defender.

De Silva grabbed his second goal only a minute later when he produced a sublime finish past Godmon into the corner of the net from just inside the box, following another quick move up field.

De Silva had an effort saved soon after, Aiden Enver shot narrowly over and sub Billy Craske fired just wide from distance before the Lillywhites pulled a goal back on 76 minutes.

Faversham opening up the home defence for Dean Grant to shoot past Burba low into the far corner of the net from just inside the area. Craske had an effort saved by Godmon as Bromley pressed again, then Paul Rooney’s powerful run from defence was ended with a clumsy foul from Matthew Bourne, which saw the defender booked.

Ogedi-Uzokwe’s resulting free kick was comfortably saved by Godmon who then also denied Enver in the final minutes.

This was an entertaining cup tie to the fans who made the effort and a useful workout for the Bromley players looking for game time and a chance to catch the manager’s eye.

Bromley: Burba, Dunne (Marku 65), Rooney, Kalala, Okoye, De Silva (Fernandes 68), Enver, Ogedi-Uzokwe, Goddard, Luque (Craske 58) Goodman.

Subs Not Used: Brefo, Ogbeifun.

Faversham: Godmon, Cooper, Wilson (Cheek 45), Carrington, Bourne, Walder, Miller, Monger (Jenner 58), Grant, Harris (Goodger 50), Tenyue.

Subs Not Used: Griffiths, Day.

Goals: Bromley – Goddard 15mins, Okoye 25mins, De Silva 61 & 62mins. Faversham – Grant 76mins

Ref: Simon Finnigan

HT 2-0 FT 4-1

Att, 118