Bromley go 11 points clear in battling win over Hayes & Yeading United

PUBLISHED: 08:18 27 January 2014 | UPDATED: 08:18 27 January 2014

Bromley are 11 points clear at the top of the league

Bromley are 11 points clear at the top of the league


Bromley made it two wins on the bounce with a battling 2-1 victory over a tough Hayes & Yeading United side.

The game started evenly, and the first chance fell to the visitors. Striker Inih Effiong cut in from the right, before unleashing a 20-yard shot which went over the bar.

Shortly after however, it was Bromley who took the lead. Brendan Kiernan’s corner was not defended properly by United, allowing Rob Swaine to steer the ball home from close range in a crowded penalty area.

In an uneventful remainder of the half, Brendan Kiernan shot straight at Jamie Young from close range, just before half time.

The second half saw both sides up their game, although there were few chances in the opening stages. Bromley’s best opportunity fell on 72 minutes, when a superb pass from Joe Anderson found Pierre Joseph-Dubois.

The winger was through on goal, but Young did well to smother his effort.

Then came the equaliser. Luke Williams’ corner was met by the head of Dean Inman, and his effort went into the net via Joe Anderson.

However, just a minute later Albert Jarrett’s superb long-range cross appeared to take the slightest of touches off substitute Nic McDonnell for 2-1.

10 minutes later, in monsoon-like conditions, a Hayes free kick deflected off a Bromley player and was tipped over by Joe Welch.

With the penultimate kick of the game, United’s Daniel Wishart hit the post from 25 yards.

Bromley remain top of the table, 11 points clear of Eastleigh, who have three games in hand.

The pair meet at Hayes Lane on Tuesday for a 7.45pm kick off, weather permitting.

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