Striker Goldberg attracts Football League attention as Bromley go 11 points clear
PUBLISHED: 09:43 02 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:43 02 January 2014
Bromley's free-scoring striker Bradley Goldberg is attracting the gaze of Football League sides after firing The Ravens 11 points clear at the top of the Skrill South.
The 20-year-old loanee, from Dagenham and Redbridge, is the league’s leading scorer with 14 goals so far and is reportedly being watched by clubs in League Two and above.
He was thrust into the limelight last season when he scored a scorcher for Hastings United at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup - earning him a 12 month contract with The Daggers.
Goldberg was on the scoresheet again for Bromley on News Year’s Day as his side registered their fifth away win on the bounce in awful conditions at Ebbsfleet.
The first chance of the game fell to the home side. They were awarded a free kick just outside the box, but Anthony Cook blasted it over the bar. Bromley’s first chance came when Ashley Nicholls fired a long range shot into the arms of Preston Edwards following a good passing move.
However, just one minute later, The Ravens made the breakthrough. Superb work from Brendan Kiernan saw him beat two defenders, before crossing into the area.
Pierre Joseph-Dubois was on hand to control the ball and curl it past the diving Edwards.
The wind continued to play a big part, and a succession of Ebbsfleet corners was ended after one was blown over the bar.
In the second half, Bromley continued to press The Fleet, and their efforts were rewarded on 56 minutes.
Nicholls headed a poor clearance back into the box, which was latched onto by Jake Reid. The powerful front man shrugged off two defenders before firing a low shot in off the post, sending Bromley’s travelling (and rain-soaked) fans into raptures.
After several half-chances for both sides, 2-0 became 3-0.
A good run from Kiernan ended with a cross, which was dummied by Reid, for Bradley Goldberg to flick home his 16th goal in all competitions this season.
Shortly after, Albert Jarrett made a long awaited comeback from injury, coming on for the final few minutes. United replied late on through Billy Bricknell, who fired past Joe Welch from close range.
Bromley are now 11 points clear of Eastleigh at the top of the Skrill South. They next face Concord Rangers at home on Saturday.
The game will kick off at 3pm at Hayes Lane.