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Bromley sink to first home defeat as Fuseini re-signs

PUBLISHED: 10:24 15 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:24 15 January 2014

Bromley's Ali Fuseini Pic: Keith Gillard

Bromley's Ali Fuseini Pic: Keith Gillard

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Bromley suffered their first home league defeat of the season at the hands of a well organised Concord Rangers side last night.

Rangers came into the game third in the form table, only behind Bromley and Eastleigh.

The first chance of the game fell to the hosts, when a scramble in the Concord box ended in former Bromley goalkeeper Jamie Butler producing an outstanding save from Rob Swaine’s shot.

Sadly, after the half an hour mark, Concord’s Jack Lampe was stretchered off and taken to hospital with a serious looking injury. He was replaced by Mason Spence.

Eight minutes later, Bromley took the lead. Brendan Kiernan’s well-taken corner was powerfully headed home by Swaine.

On 41 minutes, following a cross into the Bromley penalty area, the referee pointed to the spot.

Sam Higgins comfortably placed the ball into the net from the spot, sending Joe Welch the wrong way.

Shortly after the break it was that man again. Moments after he drew a fine save from Welch, Higgins received a pass from substitute Mason Spence, and beat a defender before smashing the ball past the Bromley goalkeeper for a 2-1 lead.

Rangers defended resolutely for the rest of the game and restricted Bromley to half chances. Swaine again had a header on target, but this time it was well fielded by Butler.

Bromley remain 11 points clear at the top of the Skrill South, though second place Eastleigh now have four games in hand following a postponement last night.

They will hope the re-signing of Ali Fuseini will provide a boost in the second half of the season, as Ryan Hall and Ben Swallow’s agreements come to an end.

Manager Mark Goldberg said: “Not only has Ali got great qualities as a player but he is also a good character with the right experience for our dressing room, it is a welcome homecoming right now to support the squad.”

The Ravens next make the trip to Bath City on Saturday, looking to bounce back.

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