Bromsgrove Sporting v Banbury United

Bromsgrove Sporting 0 - 2 Banbury United
31 Aug 2019 - 15:00The Victoria Ground, Birmingham Rd, Bromsgrove B61 0DR. League

A lethargic Bromsgrove Sporting lost their first home league game since March 2018, as they were beaten 2-0 by Banbury United.

Goals from Jannai Gordon and Roger Ngaah Bosio midway through the first half gave ensured the visitors would head back to Oxfordshire with three points.

The first meaningful chances of the half fell to Sporting, as Leon Broadhurst had a shot from just outside the area that clattered the post, before Kieren Westwood hit the rebound wide.

The opener for Banbury came 29 minutes in, as sloppiness at the back from Sporting allowed Gordon to comfortably slot home past Tony Breeden from a one on one situation.

Three minutes later it was two, as Ngaah Bosio pounced on some equally poor defending from the home side to emphatically drive the ball into the net.

Gordon could have doubled his tally with five minutes of the half remaining, but he put his effort wide.

The second half saw Bromsgrove have the majority of the chances, but little clinicalness in front of goal.

Richard Gregory hit a free header from a lovely Westwood cross 10 minutes into the half, before Shaquille McDonald struck wide from an acute angle a minute later.

Further chances for the home side saw substitute Kyle Perry and Joe Hull have efforts comfortably saved by Banbury keeper Jack Harding, whilst McDonald hit the side netting with 15 minutes left.

Gregory had a curled strike in injury time easily held by Harding, with Banbury substitute John Mills shooting wide with one of the last kicks of the game.

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Entertainment Rating: 3/5

Player of the Match: Jannai Gordon (Banbury United)

Teams (Goal times shown above. Substitutes and times shown below)

Bromsgrove Sporting 

  1. Tony Breeden 
  2. Liam Spink (Perry 54′)
  3. Jack Wilson 
  4. Leon Broadhurst (Thompson-Brown 60′)
  5. Tom Taylor 
  6. Joe Hull 
  7. Charlie Dowd (Pykett 60′)
  8. Josh Quaynor 
  9. Shaquille McDonald 
  10. Richard Gregory (C)
  11. Kieren Westwood 

Substitutes 

  1. Tom Massey 
  2. Jonathan Brown 
  3. Robbie Thompson-Brown (Broadhurst 60′)
  4. John Pykett (Dowd 60′)
  5. Kyle Perry (Spink 54′)

Banbury United 

  1. Jack Harding
  2. Connor Roberts 
  3. Gedeon Okito 
  4. Anderson Cayola Villarroel (Silva 83′)
  5. Charles Hawtin
  6. Giorgio Rasulo 
  7. Claudio Dias 
  8. Jannai Gordon (Mills 71′)
  9. Lee Henderson 
  10. Roger Ngaah Bosio (Odhiambo 55′)
  11. Ricky Johnson (C)

Substitutes 

  1. Eddie Odhiambo (Ngaah Bosio 55′)
  2. Jack Westbrook 
  3. Ryan MacDonald 
  4. John Mills (Gordon 71′)
  5. Denilson Silva (Cayola Villarroel 83′)