Bromsgrove Sporting exited the Birmingham Senior Cup at the last 16 stage, after losing a penalty shoot-out to Nuneaton Town 4-2 (1-1 after 90 minutes).
Kairo Mitchell’s 88th minute goal seemed as though it would seal the win for the visitors within regulation but Craig Jones‘ injury time glancing header from a Liam Holt free kick saw the game go to penalties.
Unfortunately for Sporting, Holt saw his penalty saved by keeper Elliott Taylor, whilst Dan Preston sent his way over the bar, as we bowed out by four spotkicks to two.
It was a game that the home side generally dominated; the first half definitely saw the Rouslers dominate proceedings; however, there was just a quality in front of goal lacking. Holt had a shot from range well saved by Taylor and Max Loveridge had a one-on-one palmed wide but this was really all they had to show for the opening forty-five.
Nuneaton grew into the game far more after the interval, but it was Sporting who had the best chances to open the deadlock before the eventual goals. Connor Deards had two shots, one after the other, from roughly six yards out both saved by the impressive Taylor.
Mitchell’s goal came courtesy of a fine move, which resulted in him confidently burying home past Francis from just inside the area; Jones’ goal took the game to penalties but, alas, it wasn’t to be for Sporting this evening. Haughmond in the league on Saturday next up.