Sporting ease home

By Jamie Arrowsmith 02/02 Updated: 09/02 17:33

Buy photos » Chris Conway puts Bromsgrove Sporting ahead. Picture by Andre Roberts.

BROMSGROVE Sporting will aim to reproduce their second half form from Saturday’s 5-0 Midland Combination Division One home victory against FC Glades Sporting when they travel to Shirley Town tomorrow.

Sporting head into the contest in fourth place whilst Shirley sit sixth so a tough test is expected for the Victoria Ground side.

It was the visitors who made the brighter start on Saturday but a couple of shots were easily dealt with by Sporting stopper Tom Savage.

Recent signing from Fairfield Villa James Turk made his debut for the Rouslers and he created the opening goal in the 19th minute with a ball across the box that Chris Conway converted at the near post.

It should have been 2-0 eight minutes later but Kevin Banner side-footed just the wrong side of the post with the goal gaping.

Jon Rogers then saw a goal ruled out for off-side after Chris Burkett could only parry Conway’s shot so for the second week running Sporting had to be content with a single goal interval advantage.

However, rather than let the opposition back into the contest as they did seven days earlier, Sporting went on to dominate the second period.

There were a few nerves initially and when Joe Brookes smacked a penalty against the bar following a foul on Keith Draper, home supporters were left wondering whether the second goal would ever arrive.

They only had to wait a couple of minutes though as Rogers got in behind the defence and pulled the ball back for Conway to score his second from eight-yards.

Aaron Roberts made it 3-0 in the 73rd minute when firing home after good work from substitute Ryan Molesworth and three became four with nine minutes left when Mikey Stewart tapped home at the back post.

The scoring was completed four minutes from time when Brookes’ shot took a wicked deflection off Ward on the way past Burkett.

BROMSGROVE Sporting u18s bowed out of the Worcestershire County Youth Cup at the semi-final stage when beaten 2-1 by Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday night.

Kidderminster dominated the first half and quickly opened up a 2-0 advantage.

Sporting were much improved in the second half and pulled one back with ten minutes left but they could not force an equaliser.

Buy photos» Mike Thurbon stops an attack during Bromsgrove Sporting’s 5-0 success on Saturday. Picture by Andre Roberts.

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