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Hodges (15, 47 pen)


Wood (57), Willy (87)
League Attendance: 294 Clark Masters
Bromley emulated what Slough had done to them at Hayes Lane earlier in the season as the home side reliquished a two goal lead in this afternoons game at Stag Meadow.

Having recovered from a two goal deficit in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, it was Slough's turn to throw away the lead this time as Bromley fought back from two down.

Bromley had the better of the opening chances. Sam Wood fired wide from the left flank and Gary Drewett got onto a loose ball after challenging Masters, but his effort was headed over the bar by the covering Andy Ballard.

Ian Hodges got an acrobatic save from Mark Davidson as his looping header saw the keeper leap backwards to tip the strikers effort over the bar. It was Hodges who opened the scoring for Slough with fifteen minutes gone. Debutant Charlie Ide, another Brentford loanee, saw his low shot saved by Davidson and Hodges followed up on the rebound to convert with his left foot from ten yards out.

Ide again went close as he was played in by Harris down the left hand channel. Cutting inside, his placed shot came back off the post and Josias Carbon fired the loose ball over the bar.

Adrian Stone was next to go close for the away side. Receiving the ball just outside of the centre circle, he ran forwards unopposed and hit a low drive to Masters left which the keeper got a strong hand to and turned it around the post. From the resulting corner, Wood hit an inswinger and the ball fell at the feet of Mark Willy to the surprise of the defender. He got a foot on it under pressure but Steve Daly blocked the ball on the line and Masters reclaimed the ball.

At the other end, Ide again went close as he ran onto a Michael Alexis through ball. Spotting Davidson off his line, the striker tried to lift the ball over the keeper with a side footed effort but the keeper recovered well and made an easy claim above his head.

Daly nearly headed back past Masters as a long through ball saw them both approaching the ball as it was just outside the area, but the keeper was able to hold the ball, diving to his left to avoid embarassment for Slough.

Slough got off to a great start in the second half as Hodges was brought down right on the edge of the area by Joe Vines. The referee deemed it to be inside and awarded the penalty which Hodges stepped up and converted calmly, sending Davidson the wrong way from the spot as he rolled it into the keepers left corner.

From there on in though, Bromley controlled the game. Wood managed to block a clearance from Daly which allowed Drewett a clear run on goal but Masters did well to block the effort and Carbon was able to clear. Ellis Remy was the next to go close as he received the ball on the adge of the area from Allan McLeod, but scuffed his effort wide.

Bromley got their first back with fifty seven minutes gone. Stone got the ball in the right of the area. Cutting back to the run of Wood, the wingers delicate first touch took him round the tackle from Daly and he finished well through the lunge of Andy Ballard and Masters dive to reduce the deficit.

The visitors got their reward for their second half performance with an equalising goal with just three minutes remaining. A corner from the right was headed in at the near post by Mark Willy.

Slough should have seen the game out comfortably given the score early on in the second half but allowed Bromley back into it and were left hanging on for a point at the end.

Bromley Lineup

Mark Davidson, Allan McLeod, Colin Luckett, Joe Vines, Mark Willy, Barry Gardener, Gary Drewett, Des Boateng, Adrian Stone, Ellis Remy, Sam Wood. Subs: Danny Carroll, Nic McDonnell, Ian Fuemba, Michael Donovan, Adam Greenway.


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