Bromley claim home victory over youthful Millwall side
PUBLISHED: 15:22 24 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:22 24 July 2013
Bromley extended their unbeaten pre-season run to four games with an impressive 3-1 victory over Millwall yesterday evening.
The game started evenly, with Brendan Kiernan having the best of the chances, forcing a stunning save from Gerrar in the Millwall goal.
The stopper was called into action again soon afterwards, as Shamir Mullings audaciously flicked the ball over an on rushing defender before stinging Gerrar’s palms with a fierce volley.
At the other end, a last ditch Dean Pooley tackle prevented Alfie Pavey from going through on goal, as the home side gradually began to dominate.
Their efforts paid off on 40 minutes, when the lively Kiernan’s cross was met with a misplaced clearance from Millwall’s defence.
This went straight to Mullings, who gratefully tapped home for his third goal in four starts.
After the break, it was more of the same. Millwall drew level when Alex Bentley’s attempted goal-line clearance failed, meaning the full-back’s first goal in a Bromley shirt was at the wrong end.
Just two minutes later, Bromley restored their lead. Joe Anderson’s cross deflected off a defender and fell to the feet of Ashley Nicholls, who slid the ball home for his first Bromley goal since signing in June.
Just after the 80th minute, the Millwall defence were caught in no-man’s land, and Mike Jones stole the ball before finishing cooly to extend Bromley’s lead.
There was even time for one more close shave, as Nicholls evaded the Millwall defenders before attempting to chip the goalkeeper - who was relieved to see the effort go narrowly wide of the upright.
Bromley next face Welling United at home this Saturday, kick off is 3pm.