Bromley got their 'rewards' with stoppage time equaliser against Chesterfield, says manager Andy Woodman

Bromley boss Andy Woodman praised ‘excellent’ Chesterfield but said his team got their ‘rewards’ in the end with a 96th minute equaliser.

Sunday, 5th September 2021, 10:42 am

Michael Cheek grabbed his second goal of the game deep into added time to make it 2-2 to stun the home faithful who were seconds away from celebrating a fourth win on the bounce.

“I think it was a fantastic performance from us,” Woodman said.

"Let’s not underestimate what a good team Chesterfield are, credit to them as a football club and their manager, they were excellent.

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Chesterfield drew 2-2 with Bromley on Saturday. Picture: Tina Jenner.

"I think we matched them every way possible and we got our rewards.

"Whoever thinks we are going to come to Chesterfield and have loads of chances does not understand football. You are not going to come here and get six, seven, eight chances, no team in this league will.”

Bromley came away with a point thanks to some top saves by goalkeeper Mark Cousins, particularly in the second-half.

Woodman, a former goalkeeper himself, said: “I couldn’t speak any more highly of him, I think we have got the best keeper in the league by a country mile.”

Calvin Miller gave debutant Haji Mnoga, on loan from Portsmouth, a tough afternoon and Woodman joked that he tried to put the Chesterfield man off by having some ‘banter’ with him.

Woodman was also full of praise for George Carline’s wonderful equaliser and for the atmosphere the Spireites fans created.

On Carline’s top corner finish, he said: "It was some goal! I don’t know who is going to save that, sometimes you have just got to applaud the finish. That was an unbelievable goal and the young man who scored that will show his family that for many years so fair play to him.”

On Chesterfield’s backing from the stands, he added: "I thought their crowd were really up for it today, they were brilliant, I thoroughly enjoyed their crowd, I thought they supported their team in the right way.”

The draw leaves the Spireites second in the National League table behind Dagenham and Redbridge on goal difference.

Town are next in action away at Dover Athletic on Saturday.