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Posted Sat 22 Aug 15 at 16:45 PM

Bromley: Report

FC Halifax left it late to secure their first point of the 2015/16 campaign with a 2-2 draw at home to Bromley. Moses Emmanuel gave the visitors the lead with quarter of an hour to play before substitute Pierre Joseph-Dubois doubled the lead in the last minute.

Cue late drama. Connor Hughes scored what seemed like a spectacular consolation from 25 yards in the 94th minute before The Shaymen were awarded a 95th minute penalty when Elliott Whitehouse was brought down. Up stepped Jordan Burrow who smashed it home to make it 2-2 to conclude some incredible late drama.

The visitors had the first chance of the game with Ben May heading just wide from an early corner. Burrow had a fabulous chance to give FC Halifax the lead when he found himself one on one with Alan Julian but the Bromley stopper tipped it away. 

Shaun Tuton nearly found himself scoring a spectacular bicycle kick after he received Burrow's flick on but Julian was equal to it again, tipping it over the bar. Super stopper Matt Glennon was working wonders in the Town goal once again, pulling off a magnificent triple save from a goal-mouth scramble. With ten minutes to go before half-time, centre-back James Bolton nearly found himself bagging a lot of headlines but his half-volley from the edge of the area rattled the crossbar. 

Great chances from Matty Brown's head and a curling effort from Jake Hibbs threatened for The Shaymen in the second half but it was the visitors who eventually made the break through. Substitute Alex Wall burst down the left and pulled it back to Emmanuel whose initial shot was blocked, but the Bromley winger bobbled in the rebound past a hapless Glennon to make it 1-0. 

Ali Fuseini nearly made it 2-0 when he was denied by Glennon after Joseph-Dubois pulled it back in the area, but then the provider turned scorer in the last minute, finding himself in behind the FC Halifax defence and slotted past Glennon to make it 2-0.

It seemed like the home side were condemned to yet another defeat, which would have made it five losses out of five this season. Even Hughes' stunner from 25 yards seemed like only a consolation, when it opened up for the winger and he duly rifled into the top corner in the fourth minute of stoppage time. 

Unexpected scenes of elation were to follow just a minute later when Whitehouse bundled his way into the area but the Town sub was adjudged to have fouled as he lay motionless on the floor and Martin Coy pointed to the penalty spot. Who else but Jordan Burrow stepped up and smashed it into the top corner to the sound of relief from The Shaymen faithful. FC Halifax just kept plugging away and Bromley in the end ran out of steam. But finally, at the fifth time of asking this season, Town have a point. However, those rosie looking three points are still yet to be seen.

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