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Posted Tue 22 Sep 15 at 21:30 PM

Report: Bromley 3-2 Harriers

Harriers were once again entertaining on their travels at Bromley on Tuesday night but remain without a win this season after a 3-2 defeat at  Hayes Lane.

The start to this one was always going to be important so it was promising for the visitors that the opening quarter of an hour were minutes of real composure and discipline, with very little given on the cheap against a side who'd netted seven on their previous outing.

And a good start became better on 20 minutes when Harriers struck ahead; the lively Campbell involved as he and Kevin Toner combined to supply Gurjit Singh who struck a cross along the face of goal that Jordan Jones was waiting to side-foot home at the far-post.

Harriers then momentarily switched off and were almost made to pay from a quick Bromley free-kick; Alex Palmer on hand to make an excellent save to keep out an effort from Moses Emmanuel as he broke free.

That gave Bromley a real foothold in the game and they continued to create chances, eventually levelling with eight minutes to play until the break when Louis Dennis curled a free-kick up and over a wall from 20 yards and beyond the dive of Palmer to find the net.

Harriers had to hold firm to keep the score level at the break as Bromley truly tested their resolve with a string of chances, Dennis almost putting his team ahead in first-half injury time, though he could only fire a shot in to the side netting.

If the visitors began the first half well, there was no such beginning to the second period as, within a couple of minutes, Bromley were ahead as the lively Emmanuel pounced on a loose ball to power the ball in to the back of the net, with Palmer having no chance.

No sooner had Harriers recovered from that blow than they were dealt another - a penalty awarded as Langmead's slight challenge on Cook was judged to be enough to be a foul inside the area;  the Bromley man stepping up himself to do the honours and dispatch the ball from the spot by sending Palmer the wrong way.

A truly end-to-end contest swung the other way when, responding well to that double-salvo, Harriers grabbed a goal back six after the hour as another Jones finish took a nick to send it up and beyond the goalkeeper and into the top corner from more than 25 yards. 

Harriers always stayed under pressure from an attack-minded Bromley side but they also remained in the game up at the other end, too - indeed sub Wright might have drawn them level with five left to play, but he could only send a diving header off target.

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