MATCH PREVIEW: Ahead of Today’s Home Match v ST IVES TOWN

Ahead of Today’s home league match versus St Ives Town (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.

MATCH SPONSORS

Sponsoring this game is Ormerod Rutter.

Celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2024, Ormerod Rutter are a Worcestershire based firm of accountants offering a wide range of accounting and tax services for businesses of all sizes.

They pride themselves on their innovative and progressive approach, working around the bespoke needs of their clients. For more information, contact 01527 889800.

http://ormerodrutter.co.uk

PROGRAMMES

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

  • Board notes from Rod Brown and the first column from Tim Flowers
  • This week’s featured player is Shaquille Leachman-Whittingham
  • Dan Williams, in his Rousler’s Diary, makes the link between St Valentine’s Day and football, with a bit of Keats and Shakespeare thrown in for good measure (he is an English teacher!)
  • An obituary for Gordon Vine, who played for Bromsgrove Rovers in the 1960s
  • Lots of information on our opponents, St Ives Town
  • And a message from our match sponsors, Ormerod Rutter

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.

ROUSLERS 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


We welcome 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 fixture against St Ives Town in October, click here.
For a list of all of our previous encounters and both clubs recent results, click here.

OPPOSITION

  • League Position: 12th (36 points from 27 games).
  • League Position based on away games alone: 15th (14 points from 13 games).
  • Last five games: 12 points (W4 L1).
  • Last five away games: 6 points (W2 L3).
  • Most Recent Game: 0-2 away win vs Redditch (Saturday 3rd February).
  • Their recent form has been very good; away, they’ve beaten Redditch and Mickleover (0-5), and at home, they’ve beaten Needham Market (3-2) and Leiston (5-0). These have been their last four games – Stratford Town are the only other team to have won their last four league games. Needham Market, Redditch and Mickleover currently comprise the league’s top three teams.
  • No team has scored more than St Ives in every team’s last five games (17), nor in every team’s last five away games (10).
  • They have scored two or more in their last seven league matches.
  • Prior to winning their last two matches on the road, they had lost their previous four away matches. Similarly, before their four match winning streak, they went through a spell of only winning 1 in 6.
  • They’ve only drawn three matches in the league this season – only second bottom Long Eaton have drawn less. Their last draw was 1-1, away at Leiston, on 12th September.
  • Top scorer (as per the Southern League website): Jonathan Edwards (16 – the league’s top scorer). Brandon Njoku is also high up on the list, with 12 goals.

(Those stats are not including a 3-0 home win over Nuneaton on 13th January).

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