Bromley ease past Chelmsford City to continue unbeaten streak
PUBLISHED: 10:14 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:14 27 February 2013
Bromley eased to a 2-0 win over high-flying Chelmsford City at Hayes Lane last night.
Goals in each half from Louie Theophanous and Tony Finn ensured The Ravens a second league win on the bounce, extending their unbeaten run to four games.
However, it was the visitors who had the opening chances, with Omer Riza and Aiden Palmer screwing efforts narrowly wide of Joe Welch’s upright.
Bromley responded quickly and after Danny Waldren’s shot was blocked for a corner, the midfielder headed a cross into the path of Theophanous - who tapped home for a shock lead after just 10 minutes.
Sanchez Ming then beat three men with some dazzling skill, before swinging in a cross, only to see the lively Theophanous unable to connect with it.
City continued to have more half-chances, with Riza hitting the side netting from an acute angle, while David Rainford directed his header high and wide from a long cross.
Before half time, two Ali Fuseini shots were dealt with by visiting goalkeeper Danzelle St Louis-Hamilton and the City defence respectively.
Soon after, Bromley top scorer Pierre Joseph-Dubois did well to fashion a volley from the tightest of angles, but his effort ricocheted agonisingly off the inside of the upright.
The second half was largely uneventful, the first chance coming after 65 minutes to the Clarets’ Rainford, who’s free-kick sailed over the bar.
Fuseini nearly put Bromley out of sight, but after Jack Holland’s superb run, the former Millwall midfielder collected the ball and fired at goal, producing a stunning save.
The resultant corner was again not dealt with by City’s defence, and Tony Finn sealed the win on 80 minutes.
The substitute controlled the ball on the edge of the box, flicked it up and stunningly volleyed home. The win sees Bromley up to 13th in the Conference South.
Bromley next face Dorchester Town at home on Saturday 2nd March, kick off 3pm at Hayes Lane.