Bromsgrove Sporting 4 (T. Taylor 23′, Shorrock 40′, Mills 76′, M. Taylor 90+3′)
Stourbridge 1 (Landell 11′. Red Cards Hayward 28′, Birch 67′)
A rampant Bromsgrove Sporting ran out 4-1 winners over nine-man Stourbridge on New Year’s Day.
It was the visitors who opened the scoring, courtesy of an Andre Landell shot. Tom Taylor levelled the scoring 12 minutes later, before Will Shorrock gave Bromsgrove the lead five minutes before half time.
The final two goals came from Stourbridge players; substitute Greg Mills netting before Mikey Taylor volleyed home in injury time.
Nathan Hayward, who moved from Sporting a matter of the days ago, was sent off in the first half for the Glassboys, with Brad Birch given his marching orders in the second half.
The deadlock was broken in the 11th minute, as Birch set up Landell, who slotted home past Sporting stopper Daniel Platt.
Tom Taylor’s equaliser came after Josh Quaynor put a free kick into the area; Taylor made space for himself before poking the ball into the net.
Hayward’s red card came after receiving his second yellow card for a rash challenge on Shorrock, just shy of the half hour mark.
Shorrock’s goal was a result of some neat trickery inside the area from the Sporting winger, which allowed him to shoot low past keeper James Wren.
The second red card came 67 minutes in, as Birch was judged committed a dangerous tackle on Leon Broadhurst.
Substitute Mills doubled the lead in the 76th minute, as he cut inside his defender before hitting the ball past a diving Wren.
And the scoring was complete in the third minute of additional time, as a Jamie Willets backpass header fell short of Wren, resulting in Mikey Taylor volleying the ball over the keeper’s head and in.
Entertainment rating: 4/5
Player of the Match: Will Shorrock (Bromsgrove Sporting)