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Bromley 1-2 Cheltenham Town

Asa Hall
Asa Hall joined Cheltenham following his release by Shrewsbury in the summer of 2014

Substitute Asa Hall's stoppage-time goal earned Cheltenham Town victory at fellow promotion hopefuls Bromley.

Billy Waters had put Cheltenham ahead after Kyle Storer's long-range strike was pushed into his path by home goalkeeper Chris Kettings.

Anthony Cook looked to have rescued a point for the hosts after he was brought down by George McLennan in the box and slotted home the penalty.

But in the first minute of injury time Hall smashed the ball in from 10 yards.

All of the goals came in the final 12 minutes after both sides had struck the woodwork.

Cheltenham's goalkeeper Dillon Phillips also made a string of fine saves, denying Moses Emmanuel three times.

The National League's top scorer saw a one-on-one effort kept out by Phillips and a shot pushed around the post in the first half.

Early in the second-half, Phillips palmed a stinging effort from the striker over the bar before the late drama unfolded.

Cheltenham remain in second but now only two points behind Forest Green who were beaten at Eastleigh, while Bromley drop a place to fifth.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I'm bound to say it was great character in adversity, it was a penalty - of course - and George McLennan was beating himself up, but the lads showed that character to come back straight away.

"At that point I thought we'd outrun Bromley, I thought they'd lost their legs, lost their spirit and we felt that in the next couple of minutes we would get another chance.

"Asa Hall's come up with a great strike, he does that often in training. And they were two good substitutions by the manager!"

Line-ups

Bromley

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Kettings
  • 8PrestedgeBooked at 70mins
  • 2UdojiSubstituted forTumwaat 86'minutes
  • 5SwaineSubstituted forFrancisat 55'minutes
  • 7Joseph-DuboisSubstituted forGoldbergat 59'minutes
  • 22Chorley
  • 13Anderson
  • 11Cook
  • 6Holland
  • 18Emmanuel
  • 4Fuseini

Substitutes

  • 1Julian
  • 3Tumwa
  • 10Goldberg
  • 12Rodgers
  • 19Francis

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Phillips
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forVaughanat 79'minutes
  • 3McLennan
  • 7PellBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHallat 80'minutes
  • 5Downes
  • 4Storer
  • 6Parslow
  • 9Wright
  • 10Morgan-SmithSubstituted forWatersat 65'minutes
  • 11Munns
  • 24Dickie

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 25Lovett
Referee:
David Rock

Match Stats

Home TeamBromleyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bromley 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bromley 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jack Holland (Bromley).

  4. Post update

    Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Moses Emmanuel (Bromley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Bromley 1, Cheltenham Town 2. Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Bromley 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Anthony Cook (Bromley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Penalty conceded by George McLennan (Cheltenham Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  9. Post update

    Penalty Bromley. Anthony Cook draws a foul in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bromley.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bromley. Aaron Tumwa replaces Emmanuel Udoji.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Bromley. Bradley Goldberg tries a through ball, but Bradley Goldberg is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Asa Hall replaces Harry Pell.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan replaces Jack Barthram.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Bromley 0, Cheltenham Town 1. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

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