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Bromley’s good form continues as they overcome Basingstoke Town

PUBLISHED: 09:39 23 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:02 23 September 2013

Bromley won their third game on the bounce with an entertaining 3-2 victory over Basingstoke Town on Saturday.

Basingstoke came into the game having won their past three games at Hayes Lane, and started as if they were going to increase that tally.

Bromley failed to clear a long cross, allowing Kezie Ibe to bicycle-kick the ball on to the cross bar. The rebound fell to debut man Matt Partridge, who had the simple task of tapping in for a 1-0 lead.

Just 10 minutes later, Bromley levelled as a superb weaving run from Bradley Goldberg ended with the striker unleashing a stunning 20-yard strike to give Jamie Young no chance.

Pierre Joseph-Dubois then sliced over the bar for Bromley, before they took the lead. Dean Pooley’s pinpoint cross was met by the head of Shamir Mullings at the near post, with the tall number 10 making no mistake.

It took just five minutes after the break for the visitors to draw level. Shaun McAuley found space on the edge of the area and finished with a low drive.

The decisive strike, however, came on 75 minutes. Scintillating footwork from substitute Ben Swallow allowed him space to find Steven Smith, who took a touch before curling a delightful effort into the net.

Bromley already have the same points tally as they did in the first week of December last year. They next face Burgess Hill in the FA Cup second qualifying round at home on Saturday.


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