Bromley 0-1 Solihull Moors
Report by John Clothier
FOOTBALL: HARRY White was the hero for Solihull Moors on Saturday after he scored the only goal of the game as Liam McDonald’s side completed the double over Bromley.
It was Liam Daly who got the only goal of the game when the two sides met in Solihull back in August and this time around the fixture at Bromley’s Hays Lane complex was also decided by one goal, with White firing home in the ninth minute.
On what was a bright and warm day in Bromley, it was the hosts who should have opening the scoring in the first minutes as Hanlan found himself through on goal but the Bromley man struck the ball wide of Nathan Baxter’s goal.
Baxter then denied Hanlan with a smart save before Moors went in front with their first meaningful foray into the Bromley half.
Some good build up play down the left saw George Carline pick out White and the Moors striker coolly turned in the area before slotting an exquisite shot into the far corner from 12 yards out.
Blair Turgot fired an effort wide as the Raven’s looked to get back on level terms but Moors were dangerous in the break. Murombedzi scuffed a shot from 25 yards out and Kristian Green raced down the right before cutting a decent cross back which just eluded Murombedzi.
Solihull might have doubled their advantage on 38 minutes as Carline flicked the ball to White but this time the shot was just wide of the post.
The hosts wasted a free kick from the edge of the box when Turgott slammed his shot into the wall whilst Hanlan having skipped by Joel kettle was outwitted by Baxter at point blank range.
White’s 20 yarder was straight at Flitney as the whistle beckoned for half time and Charles-Cook’s 18 yard effort was deflected just wide of the post.
Bromley started the second half exactly as they had the first, very much on the front foot.
Baxter pushed a 20 yard free kick around the post and Moors cleared two shots on goal in quick succession. The impressive Hanlan found himself on a one-on-one with Baxter on 55 minutes but shot wide whilst Minshull headed a corner off target on the hour mark.
Oladapo Afolayan replaced Charles-Cook who appeared to be carrying a slight injury on 61 minutes before Carline was yellow carded for a foul on Minshull which saw the Bromley man himself replaced with a head wound.
Moors introduced new on loan signing Danny Udon with 13 minutes left on the clock but almost immediately he was yellow carded for impeding a home free kick.
His day went from bad to worse when within eight minutes from coming on he was dismissed for a second bookable defence after being adjudged of diving.
Solihull regrouped and held out through five minutes of added time to take all three points and move up to 14th in the National League with Boreham Wood and Chester above them on goal difference.
Team: Baxter, Murombedzi ,Daly (c), Kettle, Flanagan, Byrne, Green, Maye , White (Udon), Carline, Charles-Cook (Afolayan). Subs not used; Sammons Mwanyongo, Nortey.
Photos from Tom King