Bromley too strong for local rivals Welling United
PUBLISHED: 10:52 29 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:52 29 July 2013
Bromley earned their third pre-season win on the bounce with yet another impressive 2-0 scalp at home to Welling United on Saturday.
The victory over their Conference Premier neighbours was nothing more than Mark Goldberg’s men deserved, as they started strong and improved throughout the game.
Neither side had created much early on, but that was soon remedied as Brendan Kiernan’s cross was poorly dealt with by Welling’s defence, allowing Ashley Nicholls to steal the ball and curl it home calmly for his second goal in 2 games.
United then had a succession of corners but failed to direct any attempts on target. Their first effort was on 44 minutes, when Lee Clarke’s shot was easily saved by goalkeeper Max Huxter, who stepped up from Bromley’s reserve team following the departure of George Howard to Gillingham.
The introduction of Portuguese striker Loick Pires did improve the Wings’ play, but the front man wasted two good chances in his first 10 minutes. Firstly, shooting wide from a good position, before heading wide of the post when it seemed easier to score.
Soon after, Joe Anderson brought down former Raven Loui Fazakerley for a penalty to Welling, which was superbly saved by Huxter.
Shortly after, Bromley gained a penalty of their own, when Pierre Joseph-Dubois took a tumble in the area after being pressured by two United defenders.
The spot kick was blasted home by captain Danny Waldren for a 2-0 lead.
Bromley’s next face Dulwich Hamlet at Hayes Lane on Saturday.