Bromsgrove Sporting vs Shawbury United

Broms. Sporting 3 - 1 Shawbury United
23 Dec 2017 - 15:00The Victoria Ground, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0DR

Bromsgrove Sporting ensured their first league game in almost a month was a winning one, as they saw off bottom placed Shawbury United 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

The afternoon got off to the perfect start for the Rouslers, as captain Sam Wills capitalised on some wayward defending to find himself through on goal and slot coolly home past Shawbury stopper Ian Havard after a mere 23 seconds.

However, any hopes that the floodgates would soon open did not come to fruition, as a mixture of Havard producing some fine saves and Sporting perhaps lacking a little of their usual zeal meant the score stayed 1-0 at half time; in fact, if it was not for some decent stops from Reece Francis, the scores could well have been level at the break, if not worse.

It was two moments of magic that saw Bromsgrove notch up goals two and three in the second half; a majestic Jason Cowley free kick from around 20 yards sailed into the top corner to leave the fans in raptures before a fine team effort resulted in one of the new additions, Richard Gregory, showing strength and intricacy to place the ball home into the bottom corner. Fellow fresh signings Drew Canavan and Liam Holt showed signs of promise throughout too.

It seemed as though Sporting lost concentration in the dying embers of the game, with the clean sheet going up in flames as Ben Cullen tapped home into an empty net from close range.

But, all in all, a pleasing win for the home side, as they head into two crucial local derbies over the Christmas period, against Worcester City.