Bromley lose out to Eastleigh despite strong second-half

PUBLISHED: 10:03 09 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 09 September 2013

A strong second-half performance was not enough for Bromley to overcome a strong Eastleigh side on Saturday.

The Spitfires’ starting XI was made up of seasoned professionals, and their experience showed as they ran out 2-1 winners on Non-League Day.

After 19 minutes an Eastleigh free-kick was headed back across goal for Craid McAllister to poke in via a deflection. It was nothing more than the home side deserved, and just 12 minutes later their lead was doubled.

Summer signing Stuart Fleetwood cut in from win and unleashed a solo effort that struck the post before nestling into the back of the net.

The tide turned somewhat in the second half, with Pierre Joseph-Dubois’ long range effort well saved by Ross Flitney in the Eastleigh goal.

Shortly after, Bradley Goldberg picked up a loose ball in midfield before drilling a low effort past Flitney to make it 2-1.

Chances continued to flow Bromley’s way as Jay May and Goldberg both spurned opportunities to level the score.

However, a stunning save late on from the Eastleigh stopper to deny Joseph-Dubois proved vital in snatching a point away from The Ravens.

Bromley next face Staines Town at home on Saturday, kick-off at 3pm.

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