Bromsgrove Sporting vs Coleshill Town

Broms. Sporting 0 - 4 Coleshill Town
20 Mar 2018 - 19:45The Victoria Ground, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0DR

Match report courtesy of Craig Gibbons, Bromsgrove Standard

Coleshill’s blistering intensity was rewarded after six minutes when a Ryan Edmunds free-kick dropped at the feet of Evans who turned and volleyed home into the far corner beyond a rooted Reece Francis.

Three minutes later Leek came close to adding a second but his shot at the back post was pushed away from danger by Francis.

Sporting never really got going in front of a 857-strong crowd but they had their chances with Sean Brain drilling wide and firing over before John Pykett headed straight at Paul Hathaway before the break.

Sporting came close to equalising just before the hour mark but an marked Jason Cowley could only direct a header straight into the arms of a relieved Hathaway.

Nine minutes later the visitors doubled their lead when a free-kick from the right came off the head of Daniel Morris and into the path of Gardner who gently lifted the ball over Francis to send the travelling Coleshill fans into euphoria.

Sporting’s life was made harder when Dugmore was given a straight red card for a tackle on Smith and it needed a fine save from Francis six minutes from the end to deny Edmunds from adding the third.

But it was not long before Coleshill made it 3-0 when Leek sprinted through the Sporting defence before lashing home into the bottom corner.

And Sporting’s misery was compounded in the first minute of stoppage time when skipper Halsall swept the ball into the far corner after latching on to Giovanni Dainty’s low cross.