Match report: Bromley 1-1 Altrincham

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In Bromley’s final home game of the season, they welcomed Altrincham to Hayes Lane, in which neither side came out on top in a 1-1 draw.

The Ravens started the game on top, piling on the pressure straight from the kick-off.

This pressure paid dividends after just a quarter of an hour gone, Mason Bloomfield fires a lovely strike into the bottom corner to put Bromley a goal to the good, and to score his first goal for the club.

Altrincham had a great chance to equalise straight from the restart after the goal, however they could not make the most of a napping Bromley back-line.

Just after Altrincham came very close to the equaliser, Harry Forster nearly doubled The Ravens’ lead, with a lovely strike from outside the box, forcing Matty Gould to a good save to keep them in the game.

As Bromley continued their first-half pressure, Forster darted through the middle of the Altrincham defence and won a free-kick in a great position, which Joe Partington took and rattled the bar.

Despite being on top for most of the first period, Bromley went into the break only one goal to the good.

The second period did not start like the first, with both sides keeping the ball in the midfield and not making any sign of creating a chance, until with an hour gone, Jude Arthurs turns very well in the middle, bur fires his shot over.

This was a catalyst for Bromley to get going in the second-half, as just after Arthurs’ chance, a free-kick is won wide of the box, but Luke Coulson’s delivery was headed out by Altrincham for a corner to The Ravens.

Bromley carried on the pressure in the second half, with Liam Trotter and James Alabi picking up half-chances, but they failed to find the second goal.

The Ravens were on top for all of the second half, until with just five minutes left of regular time, Dan Mooney fired a shot past Ellery Balcombe in the Bromley goal to equalise.

Just like how Altrincham replied to conceding, Bromley nearly did the same, but Coulson could not capitalise on a mix-up in the away sides defence.

Both sides couldn’t find a winner after both defences shut up shop and it finished a point each.

Written by Josh Hardy

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