Leatherhead (0) 0 – 2 (2) Bromley
Number 8 (25)
Number 7 (41)
On a beautiful day for football, Leatherhead hosted Bromley FC in a pre-season friendly at River Lane today.
The match commemorated the death of young Bradley Lowery with a minutes silence at the start of the game; for a boy who inspired many to laugh, smile and love when the adversity of death stared the 6 year old boy in the face.
Bromley started the game brightly and carved out a few openings with slick passing on the edge of box.
Firstly a long range shot which never troubled Harry Girling, and then good work out on the left hand produced a drilled cross which reached Bromley’s striker who once again blazed over the bar.
Leatherhead carved out their first chance with a Jack Midson shot from 20 yards out, high and wide, but promising signs none the less.
Bromley continued to press and Harry Girling was called into action to tip over an effort from 30 yards out, fantastic save!
The Leatherhead keeper was finally beaten in the 25th minute, a corner was whipped in, before Bromley’s number 8 produced a bullet header past the helpless keeper.
Leatherhead reacted well to going behind and started getting a hold of the ball after the water break and penning Bromley back into their own half, however Bromley remained dangerous on the break.
Bromley doubled their lead on the 41st minute, Bromley’s right midfielder was put through on goal only to be thwarted by Girling once again, however number 7 was on hand to tap in the rebound with the goal at his mercy.
A host of changes were made in the second half for both sides, with both managers contemplating their options for the upcoming season.
Chances were limited throughout the second half but Bromley remained the more likely to add to their tally throughout the second half as they created further chances.
Leatherhead looked slick at times but were unable to trouble the Bromley rear-guard as Bromley showed their class and deservedly left The Lane with a 2-0 victory.
Player of the match: Harry Girling – Kept Leatherhead in the game at times producing numerous saves and assured the defence with authority and conviction.
Leatherhead’s next game will be against Woking Town FC on Tuesday night at 7:45 at River Lane, so come down and support the boys if you are around!
Updated 10:39 - 9 Jul 2017 by Alfie Gates