It was honours even for Bromley as they faced play off hopefuls, Solihull Moors at Hayes lane. The game ended 2-2 after a pulsating second half.
The game commenced in an intense fashion, when Joe Kizzi delivered a through ball to Ben Williamson, who rounded Solihull goalkeeper, Ryan Boot, for only Moors defender, Tyrone Williams, to hack the ball away from danger. With both teams putting in a number of physically challenges, it was Solihull who came the closest in taking the lead. Danny Wright, after some intricate link up play with Nathan Blissett, danced through the Bromley defence, for only Bromley defender, Sam Wood, making an amazing goal line clearance for the Ravens.
Bromley had their positive moments in the first half. Williamson tested the Moors backline by sending in a fast paced ball looking for Luke Coulson, for only the Bromley midfielder failing to connect with the delivery. Solihull kept attacking, Terry Hawkridge delivered a cross looking for Moors forward, Danny Wright, who headed the ball against the cross bar from a tight angle. As the half was coming to an end, Josh Rees beat the opposition offside trap, to only see his effort being comfortably saved by Boot. It was a half of few chances for both teams.
In the second half, it was Bromley who were the closest in taking the lead. Kizzi sent an inch perfect cross to Michael Cheek, who placed his header just over the opposition keepers bar. In the 58th minute, Bromley keeper, Mark Cousins, was called into action after Solihull captain, Kyle Storer, found Blissett who’s header forced a great save from the returning goal keeper. However, it was Solihull who took the lead. Daren Carter’s free kick from the left hand side was turned in by a Bromley defender. After spells of possession, Bromley nearly equalised, when Kizzi’s header was hacked off the line by Darren Carter after a delivery from Frankie Raymond.
The Moors doubled their lead, when substitute, George Carline was left unmarked in the box and turned in Williams’ cross. Despite the two goal deficit late on into the game, Bromley simply did not give up. Raymond provided a lifeline to Bromley just moments later after taking on the Solihull defence and unleashing an unstoppable shot from 25 yards that nestled into the goal. The strike gave Bromley extra belief and after a cross from Coulson, Cheek dummied the delivery only for Corey Whitely to hammer home from range and equalise for Bromley with minutes left to play. The draw was thoroughly deserved and the players’ attitude can only be commended late on.
Bromley F.C: Cousins, Kizzi, Bush, Winfield (C), Wood, Raymond, Higgs, Rees (Clifton), Williamson (Whitely), Coulson, Cheek
Unused substitutes: Huddart, Rowe, Chambers
Attendance: 1716 (96 away fans)
Report by Alex Exadactylos