Bromley remain league leaders despite loss to lowly Dorchester Town

PUBLISHED: 10:19 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:19 17 February 2014

It was a case of “bottom beats top” for Bromley on Saturday, as The Ravens were edged out 3-2 by a determined Dorchester Town side in swamp-like conditions.

The pitch did neither team any favours, nor the driving rain at the start of the game. Bromley started the brighter of the sides, despite a three week break.

Albert Jarrett was causing problems on the left wing, whilst Bradley Goldberg sent a couple of shots wide of the post.

Just before the half-way mark, Dorchester were awarded a free kick on the edge of the area, despite the tackle from Danny Waldren seemingly getting the ball.

New loan signing Nathan Craig blasted in the resultant kick into the net expertly.

Soon after half time, it was 2-0. Other loan signing Ashley Yeoman converted a pinpoint cross at the far post.

Bromley then had two penalty appeals turned down in quick succession, before the drama began. On 82 minutes, Jay May volleyed in a cross from close range, with goalkeeper Alan Walker-Harris stranded.

Five minutes later, Bradley Goldberg fed new signing and substitute Louis Dennis in the penalty area, and he crashed home a first time shot in off the post. Yet, the joy was short lived.

In the final minute, there was more drama to come. After a momentary lapse of concentration from Bromley’s defence, Jamie Gleeson latched onto a pass and finished past Joe Welch.

Bromley remain 11 points clear at the top of the Skrill South, having played 4 games more than 2nd placed Eastleigh. They are next in action at home to Boreham Wood on Saturday, February 22.

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