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Woking 1-2 Bromley
Woking 1-2 Bromley

Bromley progressed through to the National League promotion play off semi final with a hard fought win away at Woking on Wednesday night with a fantastic team display, courtesy of second half goals from Michael Cheek and Deji Elerewe.

Andy Woodman was able to name a nearly full strength squad with James Vennings the only notable absentee and they lined up in the familiar 5-3-2 formation. While their hosts Woking, who finished fourth and eleven points in front of Bromley and did the double of The Ravens in the league, were missing joint top scorer Rhys Browne. 

Bromley started the game on top, Michael Cheek had a header from an Omar Sowunmi long throw tipped round the post by Will Jaaskelainen and Deji Elerewe then had another header saved by the Finish keeper following the corner.

Louis Dennis then had another effort saved after good work from Ryan Stirk and Callum Reynolds at a corner.

Then against the run of play on their fist real attack the home side took the lead on 12 minutes. A throw on from Josh Casey was played on by Marcus Dackers to James Daly and he crossed for Rohan Ince who side footed the ball high into the net from the edge of the area to make it 1-0 to Woking.

The game opened up from there, Dennis had a chance ruled offside, before Jim Kellerman fired over from long range at the other end. Cheek came in for some very heavy treatment from The Cards defence, which largely went unpunished, but The Ravens’ top scorer kept making a nuisance of himself and wasn’t intimidated.

Late on in the half Bromley had another good spell of pressure, but the ball just wouldn’t fall for them in the final third. 

The second half started with Bromley looking lively, but they suffered a blow when Louis Dennis had to go off injured with what looked like a hamstring problem.

The Ravens still pressed with a series of corners, but Woking also went close when Padraig Amond had a shot saved by Reice Charles-Cook from the edge of the box.

With the game opening up Bromley struggled to keep hold of the ball in midfield, but as they settled they were handed a way back into the game just before the hour mark.

Corey Whitely catching out Dan Moss just inside the area and being brought down by the number 12 for a penalty. Cheek stepped up and despatched the spot kick low into the right hand corner to level things up at 1-1.

Woking rallied from there, but Bromley held strong and fought their way back again as things balanced out.

Whitely and Cheek set up Kellen Fisher who had a shot saved by Jaaskelainen, before The Ravens went in front on 77 minutes. A long throw from the left by Sowunmi bounced in the six yard box before Elerewe popped up at the far post to head home and put Bromley 2-1 up to spark delirious scenes in the sold out away section.

From there Bromley dug in and kept Woking at bay, despite a spell of pressure late on Woodman’s side did enough to hold on for the win and make more club history.

Bromley now travel to Chesterfield on Sunday for the play off semi final with a place in the promotion final at Wembley on the 13th May at stake. 

Woking: Jaaskelainen, Cuthbert (Lopata 74), Moss (Wakefield 80), Daly, McNerney, Amond, Nwabuokei, Kellerman (Lofthouse 34), Dackers, Ince. Subs Not Used: Wilkinson, Ross. 

Bromley: Charles-Cook, Topalloj, Sowunmi, Reynolds, Elerewe, Fisher, Strik, Whiteky, Arthurs, Dennis (Marriott 49), Cheek. Subs Not Used: Bingham, Bergkamp, Webster, Forster. 

Goals; WFC – Ince 12mins BFC – Cheek 58 pen, Elerewe 77mins. 
Referee: Lewis Smith