Bromley get off to winning start at Hayes and Yeading

PUBLISHED: 09:23 20 August 2013 | UPDATED: 09:23 20 August 2013

Pierre Joseph-Dubois got off the mark at Hayes and Yeading.

Pierre Joseph-Dubois got off the mark at Hayes and Yeading.


Bromley’s league campaign got off to the best possible start as they battled to a 2-0 away win over Hayes and Yeading United on Saturday.

With ex-Liverpool and Sunderland defender Phil Babb leading United out for the first time as manager, the home side got off to a good start.

Both Frankie Merrifield and Jake Reid had good chances, the latter forcing a smart save from Bromley stopper Lewis Carey.

The Ravens’ Brendan Kiernan then had a shot blocked, before breaking the deadlock.

United defender Charlie Wassmer hesitated on the ball, allowing Bradley Goldberg to steal it from him, and feed Kiernan. The latter made no mistake, clinically finishing past Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz for a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, the ever present May had Bromley’s first chance, but again headed off target.

Although they began to shade posession, Hayes and Yeading found themselves restricted to long range efforts, two of which flew harmlessly over the bar from Reid.

Bromley doubled their lead after 73 minutes, with the impressive Kiernan’s cross finding Pierre Joseph-Dubois, who controlled the ball and tricked a defender before slotting home cooly.

Bromley next face Whitehawk on Tuesday 20th August, kick off 7:45pm at Hayes Lane.

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