Bromley vs Concord Rangers

National League South
January 1, 2015
Score: 1 - 2

Match Report

CONCORD secured a fantastic win against the odds to defeat promotion-chasing Bromley.

Goals from Lewis Taaffe and Steve Cawley proved the difference, with Gary Ogilvie missing a late penalty.

The Beachboys sent a patched-up side to second-placed Bromley after a host of injuries left Danny Cowley?s side with fewer than 11 first-team players fully fit for the encounter.

But the away side, who were comfortable beaten 4-1 by the Kent outfit on Boxing Day, started the brighter.

An early free-kick came close before the lively Jamie Slabber saw an effort tipped wide by Concord?s on-loan Arsenal keeper Josh Vickers.

The first real chance dropped to the away side after a neat through ball from Cawley freed Taaffe – but the striker was well denied by the sprawling Seb Brown.

But there was nothing he could do to deny Taaffe minutes later as his diving header handed Concord a deserved lead.

But the lead only lasted three minutes after Vickers was deemed to have brought down Louis Dennis in the box before the striker converted the resulting penalty.

The rest of the half was evenly contested, with the best chance falling to Taaffe on half-time, with his effort saved by Brown in front of a crowd more than 1,000 strong.

And the lively Cawley was on the mark to put the underdogs in charge with a terrific goal.

A lofted ball over the top from James White freed the striker and he headed over Brown, who was left stranded.

They could have put gloss on the scoreline late on as Jack Holland was sent off after a foul in the box.

Ogilvie?s spot kick was saved but it didn?t ruin Concord’s day.

Concord: Vickers, King, Ogilvie, Woodyard, White, Fry, Lampe, Cawley (Gardner), Stokes, Collins, Taaffe.

* Report by the Echo’s Luke Lambert.


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