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Salisbury City 0-2 Bromley
12:57pm Monday 20th February 2012 in Bromley
BROMLEY travelled down to Salisbury City looking to continue their run of unbeaten league fixtures after a win at Weston-super-Mare and a draw at Thurrock in the week.
Salisbury City started the brightest, Pierre Joseph-Dubois clearing a header of the line from an early corner.
Salisbury midfielder Dan Fitchett created the home side’s best chance of the half when he picked up possession on the halfway line before beating two players and firing a fierce shot at goal, only to see it tipped over the bar by Joe Welch.
With the first half drawing to a close, Bromley started to impose themselves on the game and Danny Waldren was unlucky to see his shot deflected wide after a superb passing move which started in the Lillywhites’ own half.
Waldren was again unlucky a few minutes later when he met a clearance on the edge of the box with a superb volley, which was well saved by Tommy Smith in the Salisbury goal.
The travelling supporters would have been hoping for a better start to the second half than the one they witnessed in the midweek game against Thurrock.
Bromley’s players seemed to be aware of this as they resumed the game in superb fashion, with Anthony Thomas giving the visitors the lead just five minutes after the restart.
Winger Albert Jarrett made a blistering run down the left, beating two players before whipping a great cross into the box, which was parried away by Smith into the path of Joseph-Dubois.
The midfielder saw his shot hit the crossbar and fall to Thomas, who made no mistake by stroking a shot home to give the visitors a deserved advantage.
Just four minutes later, Bromley found themselves two goals to the goood.
Again, Jarrett did superbly to beat his man down the line and whip a cross into the box, which Hakeem Araba dummied for Thomas.
Thomas back heeled the ball to Joseph-Dubois, who slotted home at the second attempt after his initial shot was blocked by Salisbury keeper Smith.
With an hour gone Bromley were on top and continued to put the home side under pressure, Moses Swaibu going close at a corner.
But despite the pressure, Salisbury continued to look a threat on the break, although Bromley’s back four stood firm and dealt with any danger which came their way.
Thomas had the chance of the game to put Bromley three up and put the outcome beyond doubt but his shot when one-on-one with Smith lacked power and it was a comfortably saved.
Michael Malcolm and Luke Medley were introduced in a double change by manager Mark Goldberg for Thomas and Araba and the pair looked lively.
And with Salisbury failing to beat Bromley’s back four, the three points were safe as the Lillywhites moved one place up the table to extend their unbeaten run to four league games.
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