MATCH PREVIEW: Ahead of Today’s Home Match v BARWELL

Ahead of Today’s home league match versus Barwell (3:00 KO), here are some important bits of information you may want to know…

ADMISSION – PAY ON GATE

  • Adults – £12
  • Over 65s – £9
  • Disabled supporters – £10 (with qualifying ID – check here)
  • 12-17 yr old – £6
  • Under 12s (3–11, with adult) – £1

Card or cash at the turnstiles. Cash only for outdoor food outlets. Card and cash at the indoor bar.

Visitors to the Victoria Ground should be aware of our Code of Conduct.

ADDRESS

The Victoria Ground, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0DR

CAR PARKING

Go here for information.

SPECIAL EVENTS

At this game, we are celebrating the achievements of our Ladies, Colts and Girls sides and concluding the afternoon with our End of Season Awards – click here for more details on this.

MATCH SPONSORS

Introducing our Match Day Sponsors, A. Pullen Memorials.

Today’s match is sponsored by local businessman Andy Pullen. Andy is Bromsgrove born and bred and a longstanding supporter of local sport within Bromsgrove. His business, A. Pullen Memorials, is based in Burcot and has operated in the community for 38 years.

At A. Pullen Memorials, impeccably high standards drive them to create beautiful headstones tailored to your requirements. Each headstone is made with care and attention to the highest level of craftmanship. They’re proud to be able to craft endless styles of headstones and cremation stone that celebrate everyone’s life.

PROGRAMMES

Matchday programmes are available for £2 near the main entrance.

  • End of Season notes from chairman, Rod Brown
  • Featured player – Ben Richards-Everton
  • From the archives – the report of the last away match of the Invincibles season against Nuneaton Griff
  • The walking sports programme for the summer including walking football
  • Feature on how football developed and became part of our national identity
  • The Non-League Paper column on the scrapping of FA Cup replays
  • The final quiz of the season from Steve Richards
  • Our match sponsor – A Pullen Memorials
  • Updates on our Veterans, Ladies and Colts teams
  • A tribute to long-time supporter Des Best who recently passed away.

50/50

Get your 50/50 ticket outside the ground. Just £1 a ticket, with a big prize likely!

KIT FOR THIS MATCH

We will be wearing this season’s Red kit for this match.

LIVE UPDATES

Via our Twitter (@SportingFC), Facebook (Bromsgrove Sporting FC) and Instagram (rouslersofficial).

Twitter will be more in-depth then Facebook and Instagram.

ROUSLER BAR

Plenty of choice and all drinks from soft drinks, spirits, bottles, and draught.

REUSABLE CUPS

Our Sporting reusable cups are now on sale – only £2 per cup and, if you wish, you can take it home if you like!

If you would like your £2 back then simply return it to a member of bar staff in the MAIN BAR prior to leaving – providing it’s not broken, damaged or in poor condition.

GREAT FOOD AVAILABLE


This season, we’ve welcomed Partridge’s Butchers to the Sporting family! They will be overseeing matchday food.

Click here for more information!

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

To take a look at this season’s away league fixture in November, click here.
For a list of all of our previous encounters and both clubs recent results, click here.

OPPOSITION

  • League Position: 14th (48 points from 39 games).
  • League Position based on away games alone: 18th (15 points from 19 games).
  • Last five games: 4 points (W1 D1 L3).
  • Last five away games: 3 points (W1 L4).
  • Most Recent Game: 3-3 home draw vs Redditch (Saturday).
  • Most Recent Away Game: 2-1 loss vs Berkhamsted (13th April).
  • With 12 league draws this season, only Leamington (14) have drawn more. Berkhamsted have also drawn 12. Yet strangely, their Redditch draw ended a run of 10 games with no draw and was their first draw since a 0-0 with Sudbury on 20th January.
  • Their last away draw was on New Year’s Day, a 1-1 with Long Eaton.
  • Of the league’s bottom 10 sides, no team has scored more than Barwell (63).
  • Their last five matches have been entertaining, seeing 22 goals scored (11 scored and conceded). Only St Ives have seen more goals in their last five league matches (30). Sudbury have also seen 22 goals in their last five league matches.
  • Barwell have lost their last four on the road – the last away win coming at Leiston (1-2) on 10th February.
  • Their last away win prior to that was on 25th November, when they beat Royston 3-0. This was also their last league clean sheet away from home in the league. Their other clean sheet on the road in the league was a 0-0 with Hitchin (23rd September).
  • Their other league away win this season was a 2-1 win at Redditch on 11th November.
  • They know where the goal is on the road as well – since the Hitchin 0-0, they’ve played 14 away league games, scoring in 13 of them. The one they didn’t was a 4-0 defeat at Stamford.
  • Top Scorer (as per the Southern League website): Brady Hickey – 15 goals.

NOTE: These stats do not include any games against Nuneaton Borough

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