OH YES OYE!

A last-gasp strike keeps The Shots in the playoff hunt, as Aaron Gillard reports.

Aldershot Town’s Manny Oyeleke secured a last-minute goal to secure a draw against Bromley at the EBB Stadium.

The Shots were down after 27 minutes into the game when Bromley’s Luke Woolfenden’s close-range goal put the Ravens ahead.

But Bromley’s lead was extinguished in the final moments of the game as Oyeleke fired the ball into the back of the net.

The draw allows both teams to retain their positions in the National League, with Aldershot retaining their spot in the play-offs whilst Bromley hold on to eighth.

Oyeleke’s goal prevented the Shots from losing two games at home in a space of four days. Neil Smith’s Bromley squad are still hunting for their first league win in February, having not won since the 27th February against FC Halifax Town.

Prevented

Bromley controlled the first half. Louis Dennis and George Porter both had shots at goal but were prevented by Shots’ keeper Lewis Ward.

But on 24 minutes, the Ravens took the lead with Louis Dennis leading the charge on the right wing, providing the ball to Brandon Hanlan, who delivered a low cross towards Woolfenden to score, putting the London side ahead.

The visitors continued to deliver a dominant performance in the first half, but Aldershot’s defence prevented any further damage going into half-time.

Dangerous

In the second half, Aldershot looked alive with the arrival of substitute Shamir Fenelon, who helped provide the Shots dangerous crosses in the box but failed to convert against Bromley’s David Gregory.

The visitors almost turned their lead into two goals after a big chance by Dennis was tarnished after hitting the crossbar. Hanlan ran the ball into the box, defeating the keeper and setting the ball up for the striker. But his powerful shot proved too much as he hit the upright.

In the dying moments of the game with two minutes of injury time remaining, Gary Waddock’s men threw everything they had towards the Ravens box in hope for a miracle. A long delivery towards Oyeleke in the box allowed the midfielder to take a shot at goal and equalise for the Shots, leaving the visiting Bromley fans devastated.

 

 

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