MATCH REPORT OF ABANDONED GAME: Bromsgrove Sporting’s Birmingham Senior Cup game against Nuneaton Town was abandoned after a serious injury to Bromsgrove midfielder Liam Spink with the visitors leading two-one after 67 minutes writes Ben Fox.
The side three leagues above Bromsgrove in the National North league started brightly and got a deserved lead through Jordan Nicholson as he found the very top corner with a thunderous effort from 20 yards out.
Ten minutes later however, Sporting were level. The in form Jason Cowley heading home Aaron Roberts’ deft flick on from a Sam Wills’ corner.
Nuneaton pressed the Rouslers for long periods of the half and a fine stop from Francis denied the visitors at the back before Max Loveridge cleared the rebound off the line.
Just before the break Town found themselves back in front. A quick one-two with Daniel Nti sent Nicholson through, who made no mistake slotting the ball past Francis for his second.
After the break a defensive error from Nuneaton keeper Elliott Taylor allowed Cowley an open net to shoot into, but he was denied by a heroic goal line clearance from Obaro Edobor.
Down the other end Nicholson was causing more issues for the Rouslers’ defence as he twisted and turned in the box before unleashing a shot from close range which was superbly saved by Francis.
On 65 minutes Charles Chechlacz should have netted for the visitors but he somehow failed to hit the target from 8 yards out.
However the game was soon halted when Liam Spink challenged for the ball and it was initially evident the player was immediately distressed due to a suspected severe break. An ambulance was called to the ground and referee Mr Cooke felt is was best for the game to be abandoned.