Match Reports 2008 – Promotion

Delight as Bromley B Step up to the Premiership !

There was a feeling of excitement, nerves and apprehension in the dressing room before kick off. This was the game Bromley had been waiting for all season the game that was going to make or break the 16 man squad. A win against bitter rivals ACE and Bromley would secure promotion a loss and it would make a nervous finale to the season requiring a win against West Ham to secure promotion.


The players came on to the field confident the crowd were expecting a tense and thrilling game and they were not disappointed. The game started with ACE dominating the first 15 minutes to the game the Bromley players seemed out of sorts and a rare defensive error gifted the ball to an ACE attacker who crossed the ball for his team mate to head in. Bromley were 1-0 down within the first 20 minutes. The Bromley fans then started to become vocal and pushed their team forward in search of the vital equaliser, and the players responded attacking and threatening the ACE goal. The defensive quartet of Mamunur Chowdhury, Mike Yip, Ansar Miah and Shakil Miah switched on and started playing as one unit. The Bromley central midfilders of Michael Cepillo and Shakir Khan started to boss the game providing foil for attackers Kohinoor Chowdhury and Prince Alueru However, the goal came from both of the Bromley wingers when Abdul Subhan delivered a stunning free kick for Mukhter Ali to head in to the bottom corner leaving the ACE keeper no chance of saving it. The score was 1-1 at the end of the first half.

The second half started with Isaac coming on for Kohinoor. Both teams came out geared up as they were looking for the winning goal. The game was end to end with chances being missed at both ends Prince had a delightful chance however was thwarted by the keeper. Manager Nagim made a tactical substitution bringing on Kayum and Abul Kashim for Shakil and Ansar. Subhan pushed back to form a three man defence. The substitution was genius and paid off as Kayum rose above everyone to head home a corner giving Bromley a 2-1 lead with 15 minutes left to play. It turned out to be a tense final few minutes with ACE pressuring and creating many chances however, Bromley Keeper Ingle Cepillo kept out Ace with two magnificent saves in the dying seconds of the game to secure the 2-1 win!
Man of the Match undoubtedly went to Ingle Cepillo for his match winning saves.

Manager Nagim said after the game “this was a hard fought win the players battled for each other and have made me proud!”

There were many contenders for Bromley player of the season as the team has evolved and gelled immensely over the past couple of seasons but the recognition went to Ingle Cepillo who must surely be considered the best Goalkeeper in the league.

This has been an astonishing end to the season who started the season brightly with four wins on the trot but then let their form slip and surely looked out of the promotion race a few games ago. However, six wins in a row put them back in the mix and was enough for them to secure victory. Next season will be the first time in the ILFL history that two teams under the same umbrella organisation will compete in the ILFL Premier League.


Also Bromley FC reach ILFL Cup Final 2009

ILFL Cup Final 2009: Runners up but still running…


As the rows of empty seats from last year’s ILFL Final 2008 that saw Stepney win against Elite Youth were occupied this year by the Bromley Crowds. It was Stepney vs Bromley FC @ Mile End Stadium. Bromley supporters witnessed a runner’s up medal for Bromley FC as they lost the game that was truely dominated by Bromley. A fumble by the keeper & a penalty saw them lose 2-0. The chants & horns from the Bromley Supporters still roared on until the end. Local residents say that echo’s could still be heard in neighbouring estates until the early night due to there acoustic designs.

Manager Shof said that he will take this game as a learning into the BFA Summer League 2009 & Other Tournaments coming up and also a thank you to all the supporters that attended. A handful of Stepney Supporters also tried to replicate Bromley chants & banter but this turned out to be a mediamatic rumour by a local newspaper.

Bromley by Bow FC: Under 14 Team



BBBCO announces a Training Session for a New Under 14 Football Team. This will be on every Tuesday @ Marner School from 6-8pm. This will be held Every Tuesday from 10th March. Please come along on the day to register your interest & participate. As there is more interest for an Under-14 Team to develop, please contact Oli for any interests for an Under 16 Team. For more info Contact Oliur Rahman on 07985- 241794. (Picture of the new BBBFC under 14 Yeam)


Weekly Match Reports:


Week 1:


Bromley by Bow (1) vs Beaumont Athletic (1)- 05 October 2008




“Point taken..”


The ILFL Winter League kicked off this Sunday and saw Bromley FC paired up with a Beaumont side full of hunger and vengance. After taking a hammering from Bromley in the memorable Channel S Final Beaumont came well equipped on a rainy sunday afternoon against an unorganised Bromley side lacking players and enthusiasm. With Manager Shofiqul having to step in due to lack of men, Bromley opened the scoreline through there Manager Shofiqul playing a fantastic ball through to Bahar Ali which he chipped over the Beaumont keeper into the back of the net. The partnership of the unusual strike force looked promising as Bromley were creating further chances which were seen hit the side of the net and the keepers arms. With no end product, Beaumont began to apply the pressure and as the game was coming to an end Beaumont grabbed an equaliser with the keeper Amin failing to hold on to the ball from a shot which allowed the Number 9 to slot home to grab a well deserved point.

The Manager commented after the game, “the players need to question themselves if they are playing in this league to win or to have a kickabout on a sunday afternoon. its time to get serious”


Bromley by Bow B vs Elite Youth 1-0


“Job done against a very good team !!”


That was the answer from the Manager as Bromley B started the league with a win and a very important 3 points. Bromley started the game in confident mood in which they took the lead in the first half in very harsh conditions.

With the rain and wind hitting hard in the Marsh lands of Hackney, Michael Capillo (Man of the Match) got onto a good cross in the box and smashed it into the bottom corner. It was a very hard game where players still unfit were giving all that they can for the team.

Manager said after the game, “it was a very good team performance and he would like to thank Shipon who played in goal for the first half. Let’s take this grit and determination into our next game.”



Bromley by Bow vs BYM Sports Academy- 12 October 




“Another 1”

Week 2 in the ILFL Winter League produced another disappointing performance from Bromley FC as they let a two nil lead slip away to let oppostition BYM clinch a last minute equaliser. With few changes from last weeks squad Bromley were eager to compensate for missing out on a perfect start to the season, and they did by opening the scoreline in the first two minutes through Bahar who comfortably struck the ball in the back of the net from an intelligent ball through from Oli. It didint take long for Bromley to get their second as a miscommunication between defender and goalkeeper handed Bromley an own goal.

As the second half approached BYM were eager to get back in the game and luck was on their side when a mis kick from keeper Amin fell to the strikers feet which he knocked into the goal with confidence. Bromley kept pushing but with no end product a last minute corner allowed the BYM centre back to push forward and head in the equaliser seconds from time.

Manager Shofiqul commented “We need to take our chances and should have finished the game early on, we didnt and we got punished”


Newark vs Bromley by Bow B


Newark take points…


A game that was lead by the stand in Manager Samsul, as Nagim was away on training duties. A lack of organisation and communication at the back lead to conceding early in the game, this was to be capitilised by the opposition as they took a 3 goal lead by half time. An early goal in the second half from Bromley B raised confidence but missed chances as Newark scored on a counter. A late goal for Bromley before the final whistle ended the game. Final score 4-2 to Newark FC.


Week 3:

Mohammadan SC (5) VS Bromley by Bow (2)- 19 October 




It went from bad to worse for Bromley F.C in week three of the ILFL Winter league as they were shrugged off by a well organised Mohammeden side. After two weeks playing up front Manager Shofiqul saw this game from the sideline as Bromley managed to get 11 footballers on the pitch. As the game kicked off it didnt take long for Mohammeden to take the lead as the striker beat the offside line to tap in a goal through keeper Amin. Things got worse for Amin as the Mohammeden winger volleyed a crossing ball from the sideline lobbing him leaving him and the Bromley defence stunned. The half time managerial talk had Bromley firing again through Bahar as he chipped a through ball over the keeper into the back of the net. However heads went down as defender Hanif gave away a penalty straight away giving the opposition a comfortable lead. It only took two minutes for Bromley to give away another penalty making the comeback very difficult, and ten minutes from time Mohammeden striker slotted home the fifth goal leaving Bromley with a mountain to climb. Bromley were given a late consolitaion penalty seconds before the final whistle.

Manager Shofiqul commented after the game. “We were outplayed and outclassed. the lack of fitness showed today. im very diappointed, we needed to play compact and we didn’t, so we paid the price”


Shoreditch vs Bromley by Bow B

Bromley B Ditch Shoreditch FC…


2-1 was the final score at Bartlett Park, a good team performance saw Bromley B take all 3 points. In the first 10 minutes Bromley were forced to make a substitution at the back after an injury to their centre back Meaty Mamun Chowdrary. Bromley quickly reorganized and started to dictate the game. Prince (The man of fire) got onto a long ball and muscled himself through their defence and calmly passed it into the bottom corner.

Mukthar, starting his first game after a speculative u-turn to Bromley made it 2-0 with 15 minutes to go. Shoreditch came back strong and scored to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes to go. This saw Bromley pegging back and they started to defend well.

Overall the Manager and his side-kick (Samsul) was happy with the performance and said “We have shown the grit, determination and belief that there is in this squad this season, but we have to start dictating games from the start, however we are full of confidence after what we have achieved, and we believe that there is a lot more to come from this side than we have seen so far. We are ready to take it on to another level and the confidence we now have will help us.”

Week 4:


Westferry (2)vs Bromley by Bow (7)- 26 October



“Back to Basics as Bromley sink West-ferry”


After a disappointing start to the season Manager Shofiqul began the game with an inspiring team talk which included admiitting to the lack of organisation and commitment in the start of the league. Also quoting him “Our league starts today boys”.

So a fired up Bromley FC stepped onto the pitch opening the scoreline within minutes through Bahar. He slotted another one few minutes later from a through ball from Oli. Also minutes from half time Muquith slotted in his first goal of the season, as the second half got underway Westferry pulled one back after a miscommunication between defender and goal keeper allowed the Westferry striker to head in the ball.

Under pressure Bromley kept their cool as Abdul played a magnificent long ball through for Bahar to claim his hatrick. Some good football was being played by Bromley which led to the 5th goal which was netted by muqith claiming his second, and even right back Dipon got his name on the score sheet as he stepped up for a penalty and calmly placed it into the bottom right hand corner. With confidence flying Marlon also banged in a scorcher from thrity yards leaving Westferry grounded and the Himalayas to climb, but they got themselves a late consolation minutes from time. An improved performance from Bromley. but will it last?

Manager commented. ” We played well, and I’m very pleased with the performance. I just hope they would play with this much pride & confidence every week”


FC Berner vs Bromley by Bow B 


FC Burner get burnt !

A game that saw Bromley’s true character and team spirit. Bromley started the game with 10man again due to late arrival; Mukhter got his second goal of the season with a good finish in the first 15 minutes. That saw Bromley lose concentration and paid a heavy price by going down 3-1 at half time.

Bromley reorganized at half time and went out there to look for that one goal which would bring them back into the game. Chance after chance went missing for Bromley with plenty of golden opportunities. Eventually Bromley got the goal they deserved through Mukhter. That saw Bromley go gun hoe looking for the equaliser. In the end FC Berner could not handle the onslaught of a hungry Bromley team and paid the price with goals from Ifti and Isacc to wrap up this fine game. Final score Bromley 4 – FC Berner 3.

Manager said after the game, “this is a team with real confidence at this moment and playing well with belief. But we still need to take our chances in front of goal. Overall me and Samsul are really happy with our team efforts.”

Cup Games – 02 November 2008:


Bromley by Bow FC vs BYM

(Bromley win 5-2 on penalties)


After an unsteady start to the season Bromley were paired up with BYM in the ILFL cup draw. Having drawn with them already in the second week missing three points bromley were eager to make sure they didnt leave empty handed. Bromley were confident coming into this game and were knocking the ball around creating chances. However a poweful shot from BYM midfielder had goalkeeper Amin drop the ball right infront of the 6 yard for striker to tap in home. One nil down bromley applied some pressure but were constanly second to every ball and getting outmuscled. luckily defenders Hanif and Helal were having an excellent game keeping the bym strikers quiet. No goals and few chances from bromley demanded a controversial penalty seconds from time, allowing mini (Emran) to step up and equalise nervously.

Penalties saw Bromley scoring the first two with BYM missing theirs settling the nerves in the bromley camp. with scores 2 to nothiing dipon stepped up and layed the ball to the goal keepers arms, luckily the ref spotted the keeper move off his line too early allowing dipon a second chance to smash into the back of the net. scores were 3-1 and bromley needed one goal to secure the win, and all eyes were on Oli as he jogged calmly to the spot. placed the ball dowm, winked at the bromley fans and placed the ball in the top corner. cool finish.

Manager Shofiqul commented after the game ” we had some luck today, which we needed, overall im pleased with the boys, we need to get back to our winning ways quickly”

Bromley B FC vs ACE FC

Bromley B Serve’s up ACE in the Cup….

Ace FC got off to a flyer with 2 quick goals in the first 7 minutes while Bromley got caught napping at the back, and once again Bromley had to play catch up in a game which was full of chances at both ends. Within no time Bromley started to dictate the game with the team pushing forward for a goal that would bring them back in the game. With Bromley sensing that a goal was on the card the team packed into the opposition’s box as ACE had a corner to defend. In came a quality cross from the skipper at the far post and Prince had an easy finish with his head to make it 2-1.

With Bromley getting the goal they had their tails up looking for the equaliser with chances going one by one. Again from another set piece Michael found himself little room at the far post and spectacularly hammered home a low volley to make it 2-2 at half time.

The second half saw both teams pushing forward for the winner. With Bromley missing golden opportunities to finish the game off. But ACE was not giving up with them playing with 3 strikers up front when they had a great chance but Engle (Man of the Match) made a wonderful save to deny ACE the winner. Full time 2-2

That saw the game go to penalties which saw Bromley come through to win 3-1.

Bromley’s Manager said after the game:” This team is all about character, belief, desire, and passion, as you can see this team knows how to come back from goals down. I am really proud of the team today. 2-0 down and the way they pulled their socks up it shows a lot of determination in this team and may it long continue!! Well done boys!!”

Week 5:


Bromley v E7



A disappointing performance from Bromley saw them lose out on three points on a wet and windy afternoon at meath gardens. Bromley started the game well passing the ball around and having most of the posession however another miscommunication between the defenders say the later hatrick scoring srtiker beat the offside trap and scored past keeper amin. E7 kept the goals coming and apart from a consolation goal from Marlon. Bromley were not clinical enough infront of goal. 

Manager commented after the game ” we didnt take our chances and we got punished. we were weak in every area today. im very disappointed”

Bromley by Bow B vs SYA 


Manager said after the game: “If there was ever a game we should of won, Then that was it!! it is a shame as it was a very important game. Dodgy ref’s will always give dodgy decisions.”


Week 6:


Stepney vs Bromley by Bow -16 November 



This week Bromley were fired up from the break of dawn to battle it out with the League and Cup Holders Stepney FC. The game was very entertaining from the start as Bromley conceded a penalty within minutes but not to worry as keeper Amin made an excellent save to keep the game level. However it didnt take long for Stepney to show their quality as minutes later they took the lead.

Bromley came back with a quick response through Abdul Hamidi as he beat the offside line to chip the ball over the keeper to claim his first goal for for the A team since his controversial transfer from the B team in the summer saga. The second half started well with both teams creating lots of chances but a free kick given at the edge of the box allowed Stepney midfielder to rise and head home to take the lead. it didnt take long for it to go downhill as keeper Amin once again failed to hold on to a striking ball allowing the Stepney striker to tap home a beauty. With a 3-1 losing scoreline, Manager Shofiqul shuffled some players around but it was too late to salvage anything as another loss for the Bromley team was on the books. Can it get any worse?

Manager commented after the game. we played well but didnt have the strength to last the whole game. thats the difference between champions and everyone else. as it stands we are everyone else”


Abohani vs Bromley by Bow B

Bromley B back to winning ways !!


Bromley pick up all 3 points, Goals from Mukhtar, Prince, and Super Sub Kashim.

Bromley started the game in fine fashion with quality passing and movement.
Bromley picked up 2 quick firing goals from Mukhtar and Prince. That saw Bromley taking it too easy and started to be complacent and trying to play to many killer passes. Abohani started pick Bromley’s pocket and making it difficult for them.

Second half saw the same sort of play from Bromley which was very frustrating as Bromley missed glorious chances time after time. That saw Abohani pushing for a goal that would bring them back into the game. Eventually that is what happened, Mitty’s poor back pass was picked up by Abohani’s striker and put it passed Engle in goal. That made it 2-1 with 15 minutes to play for. With Abohani pushing forward on came Kashim to replace Prince, With his first touch he score the important goal that made sure Bromley took all 3 point.

Manager said after the game: “If we play like this we will never get promoted, We need to take our chances and learn how to finish a game off!! Over all I am happy as it is 3 points and that is what we look for after a game, so yes I am happy on that note, but we have a lot to learn from this game.”


Week 7:

Clichy vs Bromley by Bow – 23 November 




With Bromley failing to pick up any points in their previous two games alot of pressure was on the manager to produce a result against a struggling clichy side. with clichy sitting below bromley on the table this game was crucial for both sides to get back to their winning ways. bromley started the game very well with Bahar opening the scoreline within minutes. An excellent cross from Dipon moments later gave on form Abdul Hamid the chance to tap home, easing the pressure off the team and chants leads by Mamun Chowdary lifted the spirits. However it didnt take long for another keeper defender miscommunication to allow Clichy to pull one back before half time. the second half bromley created lots of chances and with clichy posing no threat to the Bromley defence. Ten minutes before the final whistle Abdul Hamid claimed his second of the game to wrap things up. The performance was better but not good enough. 

Manager commented after the game ” we played well, but we should have scored more goals. it was a decent performance against a half decent side. im happy witht he result but we need to improve”

Aldgate Club East vs Bromley by Bow B



Ace Return the Serve…..

In the torrential rain Bromley By Bow ‘B’ lose 4-1.

Week 8:

Bromley by Bow vs SCTA – 30 November 



Week 8 kicked off with a bang as Bahar and Abdul hamid were back to their scoring ways. The early lead led to abit of complacency as SCTA pulled one back before half time. The second half started well with some excellent football from Bromley but SCTA winger clinched an equaliser on the counter after Bahar Ali held on to the ball too long and gave it away. He later made up for it when he headed home an excellent cross from veteran Abdul. However it didnt last long as the tired legs of the Bromley back line allowed SCTA winger (danger man) to take on three players and equalie for the second time. SCTA gained their first point of the league and bromley…..well …no point really…. 

Manager commented after the game “it was a disgraceful display of football. i understand this is sunday league and the pitch conditions are poor, but im am utterly disgusted with the way we gave this game away”

Bromley by Bow B FC vs Brick Lane


Bromley B demolish Brick Lane


Spirits were high as Bromley B obliterated Brick Lane in all departments. The score did not reflect the posession as Bromley should have gone into double figures. Assistant coach Somsul Hoque translated the game as one of the finest performances he has seen as a coach (good luck on Somsul on his ambitions to gain foundation level FA coaching certificate). Bromley’s s promotion prospects was given a boost as the players prepared for the long winter battle.


Week 9:


Bromley by BowFc vs Shadwell – 07 December 2008



After missing out on a full 3 points last week against league whipping boys SCTA, Bromley had a big test on thier hands against Shadwell F.C. Manager Shofiqul sent out the same eleven to bring back one thing off the pitch, three points. Game started very well with Marlon’s cross creeping in the near post to give Bromley the lead. Veteran Abdul doubled the lead with a great run to beat the offside trap from a cross to slip home. However Bromley could not hold on to the lead once again as shadwell striker pulled the game level scoring twice in five minutes. Half time manager Shofiqul demanded a strength of character which Bromley have been without the past few weeks. The game stayed level most of the second half with both teams creating many chances but the deadlock was broken by none other than Oli, who picked up a loose ball at the edge of the box and lobbed the keeper in style. With adrenaline rushing through the team Marlon made an excellent run down the wing and crossed in for Kalvin to tap home to to put the game beyond reach. An excellent game for the supporters to watch.

Manager Shofiqul commented: “it was a good game. we showed good character and didnt give up. im very pleased with them”

Bromley by Bow B vs West Ham SC
2 – 0

(Game played in March)

Bromley B and West Ham go at it Hammer and Tong!

Bromley B went in to the game against West Ham not knowing what to expect as this was the first time the two teams had met this season. The game started as a cagey affair with neither team wanting to concede the early goal. Chopper Harris aka Kohinoor Chowdhury was booked for an early challenge (think he was watching too much Shaolin Soccer the night before). Bromley B then started to play and threaten the West Ham goal with a couple of one on ones with the West Ham keeper who brilliantly kept out Bromley.

Then a splendid cross field ball over the top from Captain Abdul Subhan was latched on to by in form Striker Kohinoor Chowdhury who volleyed the ball with his left foot across the keeper to give Bromley a 1-0 lead! The goal was reminiscent of Van Basten and surley a contender for goal of the season! Bromley tried to further establish their dominance in the first half Mukhter Ali (future Bollywood star) had another glorious chance to put Bromley 2-0 up, however having made the space to become clear on goal a poor touch let the keeper save his tame shot. (Looks thike the £69.99 he spent on boots the previous day was not a good investment). Bromley went in at half time 1-0 up but it should have been at least 3-0 but it’s been the same story all season sloppy finishing and a lack of composure had let the team down.

The second half Bromley started with the wind against them and this was a big factor in making the second half a struggle for Bromley. They had to rely on their strong defence in order to get them through with West Ham pressuring Bromley to get the equaliser. Goalkeeper Ingle Cepillo again pulled out a World Class save to stop West Ham drawing level with the ball looking certain to dribble in to the bottom corner he somehow managed to get his fingertips on to the ball to send wit wide. He then made another double save as the Bromley defence fell asleep surely his name sake Fabio Capello must be looking at him for the England No. 1 Jersey! The game was not over and in the dying stages of the game Issac (it’s over the bar) drove at the West Ham defence and surprisingly kept his shot low to give Bromley a 2-0 lead and wrap up the game. Kohinoor claimed the Man of the Match Award for his stunning volley!

After the game Nagim the Manager said “It was a hard fought victory however getting the 3 points is what is crucial at this stage of the season”. The win leaves Bromley B second in Division 1 with two games left to play.


Week 10:

Beaumont Athletic vs Bromley by Bow – 21 Dec’


After an excellent performance against Shadwell F.C, Bromley were ready to make up for all the point loss at the beginning of the season. First stop, Beaumont F.C. Realising how crucial those two points were now bromley went into the game opening the scoreline through right back Dipon who lobbed the keeper from his more then 40 yards. The goals kept comin as Bahar, Abdul hamid and Veteran Abdul also got on to the scoresheet destroying Beaumont F.C by half time. the second half aloowed Manager Shofiqul to make some changes to let up and coming players to impress.
Final score Bromley 4-Beaumont 0

Manager Shofiqul commented after the game. “we came out with the right spirit and got what we deserved”


Elite Youth vs Bromley by Bow B

1 -0


Bromley Woes defensive error…….


Bromley went home without three points after another lackluster performance, as normal Bromley B failed to take their chances and were punished with a last minute winner which sealed any prospects of promotion. Ex Bromley player Shipon Miah unlocked the Bromley B defence with his creative instincts which he acquired from the intensive Bromley B training grounds. Final score Bromley lost 1-0.

Week 11:


Bromley by Bow vs BYM – 04 January 2009

Game postpned due to pitch freeze.

Bromley by Bow B vs Newark Youth


Bromley and the Beast…


Bromley suffered yet another embarrassing defeat, after failing to take their chances. Star striker Mukhter Ali and Issac both missed a hat-trick full of chances as Bromley were punished yet again. The second half saw manager Nagim unleash the beast aka Prince who could not make an impact as he was tamed gently by the opposition. Veteran player Mamaunur Chowdhury commented that ”one nose when defeat is upon us as we snuffled our chances throughout the game”.

Week 12:

Bromley by Bow vs Mohammadan SC-11 January 2009


After a great run of wins Bromley F.C were on form to tackle the so called big guns of the league.Manager Shofiqul brought in a familiar face from the past (Micheal Begg) to ensure three points. Bromley F.C were shaken within the first 3 minutes as a bit of individual brilliance from winger Sadique opened the scoreline for Mohammeden. however this didnt last as Micheal Begg equalised a few minutes later. After this Bromley were completelt in control of the game which saw bahar and abdul hamid create countless chances infront of goal. With time ticking and without and the games levelled some great football and an excellent through ball from Oli allowed Micheal Begg to turn defenders and smack thump the ball in the bottom corner. minutes later an excellent cross from Abdul Hamid connected with Bahar infront of goal putting the game to sleep with only minutes left. Final score Bromley 3 – Mohammeden 1

Manager Shofiqul commented after the game. “great performance, these boys are really starting to show their quality now”

Week 13

Bromley by Bow B vs Shoreditch

Meaty Assists Bromley B Onslaught


Skipper Mamunur Rahman Chowdhury rose to the occasion were many have stumbled. The skipper was pivotal in providing the team with ammunition as Bromley B fought off tough opposition. Unfortunately the game did not reflect the final score as chances were woed by a few individuals who cannot be named 4 legal reasons. Once again veteran Ansar had a dismal performance but redeemed himself with his excellent defending in the dying seconds. Manager Nagim was delighted with the teams performance. However, his sidekick Shamsul was quick to criticise players and bring down their morale, players have commented in secret that he should keep his opinions to himself and continue his fine job looking after the kits. Final score Bromley 4- Shoreditch 3

Bromley by Bow vs Westferry –


18 January: Bromley by Bow B vs FC Berner

Resilient Bromley Overcome Berner FC


A new look Bromley B outpalyed Berner in all areas of the field. Bromley took the lead with a powerful header from Defender Mike (the other one) The lead was extended by substitute Issac and the game was finally wrapped up late in the second half by the Beast Prince. Berner got a late consolation but Bromley were just too good on the day and held out for a 3-1 victory.

Week 14:


East Seven VS Bromley by Bow – 01 February 2009
2 – 3


SYA vs Bromley by Bow B
0 – 1


SYA Later as Bromley B Win

Bromley fought off stiff opposition from a strong SYA squad who are also challenging for promotion, the game was tight with chances being squandered by both sides early on. Bromley’s hard work finally paid off when a long ball was launched with precision, by skipper Mamunur Rahman Chowdhury, Michael gently controlled the ball on his chest and slotted the ball home in the bottom corner. Final score Bromley B 1- 0 SYA

Week 15:


Bromley by Bow vs Stepney
0 – 4


Bromley by Bow B vs Abohani
3 – 1


Match-Stick Man Kash strikes it lucky

Bromley B started the game against Abohani with a slighly weak team with many first team regulars unavailable due to Bollywood duties. However from the kick off Bromley created many chances but were unable to capitalise. But the defence was unlocked by a precisely aimed free kick from centreback (and legend) Mamunur who hoofed it to Abul Kashim as he proceed to control the ball delightfully and rolled it in to Kohinoor (the legends brother) to turn and shoot – reminding sections of the crowd of the cult hero that is Sule (now a dodgy car dealer).

Bromley kept up the pressure and were rewarded once again by a free kick which Mamunur delivered on the money for Kashim to control sublimely and dance his way into the box before beeing chopped down like a twig……i mean tree. the referee rightfully awarded Bromley a Penalty which was calmly converted in a Pirlo-esque fashion by Kashim. Abohani threatened a few times in the first half howver the towering defensive duo of Ansar and Mamunur had the defence under control and with Ingle making two fine saves Bromley looked on course for their 3rd cleensheet in a row, until Abohani were awarded a free kick and a lapse in concentration from the defence allowed the opposition to score.

The second half started much like the first and Bromley took a 3-1 lead from a superb corner from Captain Abdul Subhan which was headed in from the Beast (aka Prince). That finished of any chances of an Abohani comeback and Bromley saw out the game comfortably. It was a tight call for Man of the Match between Ingle Cepillo and Mamunur Chowdhury, however Mamunur just edged it with his leadership and organisational abilities on the field.

The manager said after the game “this was one of the most comfortable and confident performances he had see from his team as everyone had played and worked hard for each other” The victory leaves Bromley B in Third place with a Game in hand and a realistic chance of promotion!

Week 16:


Bromley by Bow vs Clichy



Bromley B vs ACE – Match Report on top of page


Week 17:

SCTA vs Bromley by Bow – 22 February 2009 
0 – 0


Brick Lane vs Bromley by Bow B
0 – 4


Michael Brace-d for Bromley B’s Run-In!


Bromley B started the game against Brick Lane with a confident swagger. Bromley typically wasted chance after chance during the early periods of the game. However the deadlock was broken wen a low cross was driven into the opposition box – Kohinoor Chowdhury with an open goal glaring in front of him seemed to completely miss the ball (he will be featured on this weeks Soccer AM – Taxi for Kohinoor!), but luckily for Bromley Micheal Cepillo was on hand to fumble the ball in. The second goal came from pure individual brilliance on behalf of Michael who turned his marker and struck a low drive from the edge of the box in to the bottom corner, the keeper must have been thinking he should have laid off that third pie!

Brick Lane rarely threatened the Bromley defence and it was Bromley left back Riaz Uddin (the monkey-ish looking one) who made it 3-0, the goal came about from a free kick dinked to the back post from Captain Fantastic Abdul Subhan (or as his Brother and centreback legend Ansar calls him “Abusubaaan”) it looked like odds on for Michael to gain his hat-trick (A.Salam was doing the Odds by the way – he would like to stress he has No Affiliation to Paddy Power), however out of no where Riaz lept in front to poach the goal. Bromley went in 3-0 at half time with the game dead and buried.

Bromley looked to increase the margin of victory in the second half however true to form wasted chance after chance Prince topped off the scoring in the second half rounding the Brick Lane keeper (which must have felt like going around the globe) to slot home for an easy finish. Bromely saw the rest of the game out in comfort. After Nagim the Gaffer said “we played a good game the defence kept another clean sheet which was pleasing however we must be more ruthless in front of goal”. Man of the match went to Michael Cepillo for his brace although everyone had a good game. The 4-0 victory keeps Bromley in the drivers seat for promotion.

Week 18:


West Ham S.C vs Bromley by Bow B


Bromley B Stumble Past the Finish Line!


With promotion secured Bromley B went in to this the final game of the season with no pressure.. However, it may have been this lack of pressure and urgency that was to be their downfall against a resurgent West Ham team who were fighting relegation. The Bromley starting 11 had an unfamiliar look to them with many players playing in different positions due to injuries. Captain Abdul Subhan played at centreback alongside his brother Ansar Miah and the midfield also had an unfamiliar look with Mukhter Ali and Mamunur Chowdhury filling the roles. There was also a well deserved starting position for Issac Shittu and an unexpected call up from the reserves for Parvéz Hussain (known as Pléur Dót to his many fans in France) at right back.

The game started very evenly with both sides having plenty of the ball. However Bromley created the better chances with Kohinoor, Prince and Issac all spurning chances. Arguably the best chance of the first half fell to Mukhter who beat the off side trap only to shoot wide. The half ended goalless with neither team looking like they wanted to win the game. West Ham started the half brilliantly scoring within seconds from the kick off, this gave the Bromley players a wake up call as they decided to take control of the game. Bromley’s first goal came from the left wing where Issac played in Prince whose powerful shot found the back of the net. Then substitute Shakil (one sock jack) came on to score a breathtaking goal which Van Basten would have been proud of, he received the ball near the corner flag from a throw in with his back towards goal controlled it with his chest and in one motion swivelled and volleyed the ball which floated pass the keeper to nestle in the net. The crowd were stunned, they thought it was all over……….but it wasn’t! Then sloppy defending and complacency from the whole team let West Ham not only equalise but score a further two goals. On a brighter note there was a long awaited comeback for Suleman Hussain who has been out with a knee injury (due to the amount of pies he has been consuming his knees gave way), unfortunately he was unable to make an impact on the game due to lack of service. Not failing to mention his New boots, they were as crisp as the crumbs on his mouth from the night before… 

The game ended 4-2 to West Ham.

Manager Nagim said he was disappointed by the players attitude towards this game “even though we have secured promotion we still wanted to end the season on a high”.

Despite the disappointment of this final game it has been a successful season for Bromley By Bow B who have managed to secure promotion in only their third season playing in the ILFL winter league, this is a great achievement for Bromley By Bow as a club and a community. Manager Nagim Ali and Assistant Manager Somsul Hoque must take credit for managing to keep this squad of players together for the past couple of season even though there has been demand for these players from other clubs with substantial bids coming in weekly.

Special mention must also go to Khalid Hussain and the Bromley By Bow Community Organisation (bbbco) who helped establish and develop the Bromley B team.

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