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Bromley 3-0 Staines
9:00am Monday 16th September 2013 in Sport
BROMLEY maintained their 100 per cent home league record on Saturday at Hayes Lane with a comprehensive victory over Staines Town.
On a saturated pitch, the Lillywhites began brightly, playing some attractive attacking football.
Brendan Kiernan and Bradley Goldberg tested visiting keeper Kyle Merson in the opening 10 minutes before Dean Pooley found the side-netting with his follow up shot from a long throw in.
Staines responded when Stephane Nganvoulou’s snap-shot from the edge of the area was turned around by Lewis Carey in the Bromley goal. Louie Theophanous then saw his shot cleared off the line and Carey denied Huw Johnson shortly afterwards.
A long free-kick by Joe Anderson was headed down by Pooley into the path of Jay May, whose half volley whistled just wide of the upright.
A few moments later Goldberg’s header from Danny Waldren’s cross was blocked and Kiernan put the loose ball wide of the post.
Staines were content to soak up the pressure and hit Bromley on the break.
Following two uncleared corners, former Lillywhite Theophanous scraped the far post with a cross-shot from about 10 yards.
Bromley might have gone in with a half-time lead, but Pierre Joseph-Dubois’ low placed shot was palmed away by a grateful Merson.
Goldberg missed a golden opportunity to open the scoring early in the second period before the hosts went ahead after 57 minutes. Under pressure from former Bromley full-back Sanchez Ming, Kiernan did well to send a cross in from the left.
May was unlucky to see his header come back off the bar, but the rebound fell kindly to Ashley Nicholls, who volleyed home from 12 yards.
Kiernan hit the post before the winger played in Goldberg, who clipped the ball into the net via the far post from a narrow angle to make it 2-0.
Joseph-Dubois was unlucky with his shot on the turn going just over, as Bromley went in search of further goals.
The visitors had offered very little in attack in the second half and when a chance came with eight minutes remaining, Troy Ferguson shot wildly over following good approach play by Ming and Nganvoulou.
But the icing on the cake came in the last minute when Joseph-Dubois scored Bromley’s third goal of the afternoon. Nicholls saw his 20 yard effort blocked by a defender straight to Joseph-Dubois, who promptly side-stepped his marker before placing the ball past the approaching keeper into the corner of the net.
Bromley remain in second place in the table and entertain fifth-placed Basingstoke Town at Hayes Lane on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
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Bromley: Carey, Pooley, Anderson, Waldren, Swaine, Holland, Joseph-Dubois, Nicholls, Goldberg (McBean 82), May (Mullings 58), Kiernan (Swallow 82). Subs not used: Smith, Buchanan. Att: 584.
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