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Five star Bromley put hapless Chelmsford to the sword

PUBLISHED: 15:51 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:52 06 November 2013

Bradley Goldberg PHOTO: Avenellphotos.com

Bradley Goldberg PHOTO: Avenellphotos.com

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A stunning hat-trick from Bradley Goldberg saw Bromley romp to a 5-0 victory over lowly Chelmsford City last night.

Despite having the lesser share of possession in the opening minutes, The Ravens went ahead after 11 minutes. Bradley Goldberg cut in and beat two defenders, before unleashing a stunning dipping shot which went in via the post.

Chelmsford then began to up their game, but were unable to hit the target. Robert Edmans and Bertie Brayley fired efforts wide of the post.

Soon after, it was to be 2-0. Brendan Kiernan’s sublime pass found Jay May, who shot at goal from a tight angle.

Carl Pentney parried, but only to Goldberg - who hit a precise first time effort in off the bar. The home side were not finished there though.

They were awarded a free-kick 25 yards out, at a slight angle. Up stepped Joe Anderson, fresh from scoring against Dorchester Town at the weekend. The left-back curled the ball around the wall and into the net for a three goal lead.

It could have been four just a minute later, but Brendan Kiernan’s effort dipped just wide.

In the second half, City appeared to be more resilient, and the lively Bagasan Graham shot just wide of Joe Welch’s goal in the early stages.

The Ravens would not extend their lead until the 72nd minute, when Bradley Goldberg pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area and produced a low finish to beat Pentney. He is now the Skrill South’s leading goalscorer, with 10.

It was then Jay May’s turn to score a route-one effort. Joe Welch’s clearance fell straight into May’s path, who kept his nerve and finished past Pentney to compound a miserable evening for the visitors

In an action packed four additional minutes, Bromley could have had four more goals. Substitute Elliott Buchanan’s cross floated into the area and was set to meet Kiernan’s head for an easy finish, but Mark Haines headed away in a nick of time.

Kiernan’s well-worked outside-of-the boot cross was then headed wide by Taylor Parmenter, before May’s shot was deflected on to the crossbar, hitting Dean Pooley on the line but somehow making its way back into Pentney’s grasp.

The win sees Bromley remain top of the Skrill South, four points ahead of Eastleigh.

They are next in action on November 16 away at Ebbsfleet United in the FA Trophy, before welcoming Hythe Town to Hayes Lane on Monday November 18 for a Kent Senior Cup quarter final, kicking off at 7:45pm.

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