Bromley progress on all fronts

Bromley host Eastleigh tomorrow in the National League looking to leapfrog their visitors in the table.

Neil Smith’s side beat Weymouth 3-2 in the league on Tuesday.

The Dorset side took the lead when Josh Leslie-Smith produced a fine cross for Josh Wakefield to fire home.

But Ben Williamson was brought down inside the penalty area and Michael Cheek stepped up and equalised for The Ravens, sending Jack Bycroft the wrong way.

Harry Forster weaved around the Weymouth defence and crossed in for Nassim L’Ghoul to give Bromley a 2-1 lead from close range in the 47th minute.

It was the French midfielder’s first goal for the Ravens.

The hosts doubled their lead when L’Ghoul rose high and headed back superbly for Williamson who curled beyond Bycroft’s left.

A foul from Luke Coulson, with Tom Whelan converting the resulting the penalty, meant boss Neil Smith had to endure a nervy last 10 minutes but his side held on for victory.

Bromley knocked Sutton United out of the FA Cup at the fourth qualifying round stage last Saturday with a 1-0 win at Gander Green Lane.

The Ravens will now host League Two Yeovil on November 7 in the first round proper.

Tooting & Mitcham thumped Bedfont Sports 3-0 in the Isthmian League South Central Division on Tuesday in front of a big 331-strong crowd of distanced fans.

Dan Williams struck a brace, with goals in the 24th and 77th minutes, with Jake Rose bagging a 38th-minute penalty.

Victory puts them third in the table after seven games, on 15 points, one behind leaders Waltham Abbey.

But their margin of victory gives them a plus-nine goal difference, three better than their north London rivals.

They play at Bognor Regis Town in the FA Trophy’s first qualifying round tomorrow.

Dulwich Hamlet play at Bath City tomorrow looking for a first win in their Vanarama National League South campaign.

They fell at the last hurdle in their bid to reach the first round of the FA Cup proper when they were beaten 1-0 by Eastbourne Borough last Saturday.


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