Juniors not in the Elite yet…..
Game day 7 and the Juniors knew that a win against fierce rivals Elite would mean that they were in touching distance of the League Title which they have been yearning for since the days of Makabussy – the player and the gentleman! Bromley Juniors started the game with an under strength team with important players missing including inspirational attacker Abul Kashim who had a run in with a swimming pool while away on holiday…suffice to say the swimming pool won on this occasion.
The game kicked off as a cagey affair with the Juniors starting a cautious 4-5-1 formation neither team seemed like they wanted to take hold off the game. However the first chance of the game fell to Parves ‘P-Dot Man’ Hussain (also known as Husson bhai in various circles) who managed to ‘hoof’ the ball over a gaping empty goal from 2 yards out. the Juniors grew confident after this attack and had two more glorious chances the first falling to Mukhter Ali who’s shot was cleared off the line. The second falling to Kohinoor ‘Joey Essex’ Chowdhury who somehow managed to miss the target from six yards out…his drought has now gone on longer than the one in the Sahara. The half ended goalless.
As the second half kicked off Elite started creating chances galore and dominating possession their confidence grew as the game went on and even had the ball in the back off the net after sloppy play all round from the Juniors just as Referee was about to award the goal Bromley’s favourite Assistant Referee Amjad raised his flag for an off side…saving the Juniors from defeat. The game fizzled out with the Juniors creating no clear cut chances in the second half and leaving their chances of being crowned Champions on a knife edge.
Protein Lover and Flatulent Champion 2009-2010, Soil Miah commented after the game “We were poor today and lucky to come away with a point we did not play our game and ended up playing a long ball game which doesn’t suit our style…we have to keep playing our pass and move game if we are to win this league…” there was a funny smell in the air by the time he left the Juniors with his words of wisdom.
Now away from the attention seeking Bromley Juniors we shine the light onto the big boys Bromley FC, knowing that the Premier League was over as Beaumont FC thought they will rest all players but they got beaten by ACE FC as they were clearly focusing on the Cup final against local rivals Stepney FC.
Bromley started off really slow as the midfield were not moving the ball quick enough. The break through came as Elite FC went ahead and straight away Bromley equalised through Abdul ‘GROIN’ Hamid who dribbled and shot outside the box even though he had 2 surgeries on his on going problem with the groin. He was also seen to have a special treatment by a homeopathic clinic in Green Street. Then immediately after that the Brazilian dazzle William, who was selected by the Bromley U18 squad for Sweden’s Gothia Cup banged in a deflected shot outside the box. In the second half it was the same Bromley scenario as usual missing chance after chance. Then from a corner Gavin lashed in a header from 6 yards which killed all hopes for Elite. There was controversy in Elites second goal as Danny tripped over on his laces and the ref decided to award a penalty. The game ended 3-2 to Bromley FC.
Ex-Magum P.I chest double and “khaytham nai khaytham nai” Sayer, Akbor Islam commented “There were hairy moments…despite being thoroughly out of the title race at this point Bromley absolutely deserved this win, at times their play was as beautiful and well woven as the world’s last Weetabix. It was shame to exit the cup last week on penalties in the Semi-Final but in words of the Manager we have to “pass and move”.
BOW FC have secured promotion into Division 2 after securing a 2-1 win against Weavers FC. It was there 7th win in a row, still unbeaten they rock the division to gain promotion. Musa scored from the spot and then scored again with a magical strike from 20 yards after Bow conceded after going 1-nil up. Manager Rokibul commented “It was a brilliant performance and I will like to thank the team for there consistent and dazzling performances along with the backroom staff without there support we would have not had the impact in the Summer League. Also a special thanks to all the supporters that have cheered us on throughout the season “