Bromsgrove Sporting’s first home friendly of the 2020/21 campaign finished in a 1-1 draw versus fellow Southern League Premier Central outfit Hednesford Town.
Danny Glover gave the visitors an early lead from the penalty spot, before a trialist brought the Rouslers level with four minutes of the half remaining.
The same trialist had a penalty saved in the 67th minute, as no further goals were scored in the second forty-five.
The early stages saw Leon Broadhurst hit the crossbar with an improvised backheel, before the penalty was scored in the 8th minute – the referee gave the spotkick for a foul and Glover slotted home into the bottom corner.
Proceedings worsened for Sporting soon after, as both Mikey Taylor and Josh Ezewele were forced off through injury.
However, as the half progressed, Bromsgrove grew into the half and began to play some attractive stuff; the 39th minute saw Broadhurst glance a header wide from a free kick, which was quickly followed by the equaliser.
The trialist nabbed the ball off keeper Andy Wycherley on the edge of his area and subsequently managed to curl the ball into an empty net.
The trialist continued to be in the thick of things in the second half, as an attempted lob, in the 66th minute, that was tipped over by Wycherley was quickly followed by his penalty miss – Gift Mussa was fouled in the area but the Hednesford stopper met the effort with a strong, outstretched palm. He also had a free kick that was headed wide by Charlie Dowd.
Late on in the game, there was a lengthy break in play as Sporting’s Jake Bloomer received treatment for a head injury after a coming together of players challenging for the ball – it was later announced that, despite being a bit sore, he was fine, after medical assessment.