The following is an update on both our newly formed Ladies and Veterans Teams.
Bromsgrove Sporting Ladies Team
Our ladies team played out a 1-1 draw versus Westfields Women, at the Victoria Ground, on Sunday.
Manager Alan Horton said: “It was a superb game. A very good Westfields side put us to the test and played some really good passing football.
“We were 1-0 down at the break and the girls really dug in, working extremely hard and eventually managing an equaliser in the dying few minutes.
“It was well deserved for the battling qualities and the never say die attitude. I’m a really proud manager after this.”
Bromsgrove Sporting Veterans Team
Bromsgrove Sporting Vets’ second league game of the season saw them play Flickers 83, a game which the Vets won 9-0.
The home side started strongly straight from the kick-off – Junior Hewitt and Frank Manger missed three absolute sitters between them in the first 10 minutes, which could have lead to Bromsgrove panicking and not playing their usual free flowing passing game.
But fortunately, only a few minutes later, Hewitt ran onto a beautiful through ball from Bret Clarke to open the scoring.
After that first goal, Bromsgrove played some fantastic football, with Clarke and McWilliams running the game in the centre of midfield and with Manger making some great unselfish runs to create space for Hewitt to run into, a further four goals were scored, all courtesy of Junior Hewitt, giving him a goal tally of five first half goals.
Hewitt was subbed at half time for James Ince, who straight away made a mockery of the Flickers defence, with his silky skills creating chance after chance that should have been put away.
But nonetheless, Bromsgrove didn’t let up and new signing, Andy Crowther, played a lovely one-two with Ince to mark his debut with a goal and make it 6-0.
Not long after, Manger then made the scoresheet, making it 7-0 with his last kick of the game. Substitutions were then made with Rollins, Trustlove, Barnwell and Hems coming on. This freshened things up and Bromsgrove were immediately on the attack and after all Ince’s work in the box, he finally got his reward, 8-0 Bromsgrove.
After the kick-off, Flickers put a few passes together and had their first shot on goal, which they really should have scored, but the luck was with Bromsgrove and it remained 8-0.
Further attacks continued on the Flickers defence and Man of the Match Bret Clarke finished off a lovely move, scoring Bromsgrove’s 9th goal.
Then, in the last few moments of the game, Clarke again made a lovely run into the box and a foul was committed and a penalty was awarded to Bromsgrove. Up stepped the usually reliable Hems to convert the pen but, unfortunately, it was a poor effort, and the keeper made a very comfortable save.
A huge thank you to the Bromsgrove fans who came to support the Veterans – it is very much appreciate it. They hope to see more of you this Sunday (25th October) for the home game against Great Barr.
By Sam Ross