Bromley recorded their second National League victory in just four days at the H2T Group Stadium, and again, it came against a side who plied their trade in League Two last season.
In an opening half, which was scrappy and something of a stalemate for the first half an hour, with United having a majority of the possession, but ultimately failing to make any clear cut chances from it.
The first real chance of the game for Bromley, just like the victory against Orient on Tuesday, was scored, and Josh Rees was the man to do the business, scoring his second in as many games. A good cross from Ben Wynter was played into the path of Louis Dennis, who cut the ball back across goal for Rees to stab home from close range for his 3rd of the season.
In the second half, Conor Newton nearly levelled things up within the first couple of minutes, but after good wing play and a smart cut-in, his shot from close range was wide. Minutes later, in a similar attempt to Newton’s, Blair Adams cut in from the left and unleashed a shot which had David Gregory scrambling, but luckily for him, it was wide of the post.
Josh Rees could have doubled his own and Bromley’s tally after 55 minutes, but after an excellent cross from Louis Dennis, he cleared the goal from 6 yards out, slicing his effort over the bar. However, four minutes later, Bromley did make it count, and in spectacular fashion. After Scott Loach had parried Adam Mekki’s piledriver, and Hartlepool didn’t clear their lines properly, a loose ball fell to Luke Wanadio on the edge of the box, and he lashed it into the roof of the net with a stunning volley, leaving Loach with no chance.
Wanadio nearly put further gloss on the scoreline, but his curling effort from just outside the box struck the base of the post, again, with Loach beaten. With Hartlepool unable to muster any further chances of note, Dennis nearly made it three for Bromley as time drew on, but his long range effort was narrowly wide.
Report by Matt Hall