Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Football: Brave battle by Fleet but still no home victory

Blue Square Bet South
Thurrock 1 v 1 Bromley

By Bill Robinson

Thurrock resumed there campaign to fight relegation with the first of three important Home games here tonight at Ship Lane. Visitors Bromley are also desperate for points for the same reason so at the end neither teams were satisfied with sharing one point each.

On a good surface, considering the recent weather, both teams produced some good football to entertain those supporters who braved their partners disappointment on this valentines evening.

Bromley tested the Thurrock keeper in the 30th minute when a free kick taken by Danny Waldren dipped late producing a fine save from David Hughes to push the ball over the bar.

When Thurrock went forward they just seemed to be outnumbered by defenders and could not break through to threaten their keeper.

HT 0-0

The second have started in a similar vain until a defensive error by Bromley centre back Moses Swaibu, the ball was played long out of the Thurrock half and Swaibu failed to deal with the ball, allowing David Knight to run through to find himself one on one with keeper Joe Welch, Knight cleverly rounded the keeper and fired home his first goal on his first match since his return.

Thurrock struggled to capatilise on there advantage and the game swung towards Bromley when they made three substitutions replacing their two strikers and straight away there new look attack looked more likely to score.

Thurrock held on until the 85th minute when a bullet header from Michael Malcolm flew into the net giving Hughes no chance.

When the final whistle went it left Thurrock still sitting bottom of the table without a Home win all season and still ten points away from safety. With Maidenhead visiting on Saturday and Farnborough on Tuesday the next seven days could decide Thurrocks fate or could we see the start of the Greatest of Great Escapes !

Thurrock : David Hughes, Warren Goodhind, Nathan Ashton, Rob Gilman, James White, Paul Terry, Stuart Thurgood, Sam Cutler, Ahmed Deen, David Knight, Ben Hunt.
Subs: Lee Boylan, Ben Bowditch, Luke I’Anson, Kyle Asante.

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