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Bromley return to winning form against new boys Gosport Borough

PUBLISHED: 09:42 02 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:42 02 September 2013

Pierre Joseph-Dubois Pic: AvenellPhotos.com

Pierre Joseph-Dubois Pic: AvenellPhotos.com

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Bromley got back to winning ways on Saturday with a narrow 2-1 victory over league newcomers Gosport Borough.

The home side went close early on through Bradley Goldberg, who saw a shot well saved by visiting goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore.

Moments later, Goldberg ran on to Pierre Joseph-Dubois’ header, before crossing the ball to Ashley Nicholls. The midfield man headed it back to Joseph-Dubois, who knocked the ball past Ashmore to give Bromley the lead on 34 minutes.

Shortly after, Gosport had a good chance, but Bromley had Dean Pooley to thank for clearing the ball off the line. This was the only clear Gosport chance before half-time.

After 70 minutes, Bromley doubled their lead. Danny Waldren’s free kick was headed across goal by captain Rob Swaine, where it met the head of Steven Smith on the goal-line.

Swaine brought down Justin Bennett 15 minutes later in the penalty area, prompting the referee to point to the spot. Up stepped Bennett, and made no mistake, sending Lewis Carey the wrong way to make it 2-1.

Borough piled on the pressure in the final five minutes, and Bennett had a superb chance to equalise. After being through on goal, his shot was parried just around the post by Carey.

Bromley move to the top spot in the league table, and are above Basingstoke on goal difference.

They travel to Eastleigh on Saturday, for a non-league day encounter. Kick off is 3pm.

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