MATCH PREVIEW: Info ahead of Saturday’s game versus AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Ahead of Saturday’s home league match versus AFC Rushden & Diamonds (3:00 KO), here are some important bits of information you may want to know…

Admission

This match is a SELL OUT. NO MORE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

Address

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

Important information (including entry details and COVID-19 guidelines)

  • Turnstiles open at 1:30pm.
  • You MUST adhere to the ‘Rule of Six’ regulations. You cannot stand together, in a group, of more than six people.
  • The new Government COVID-19 guidelines for bars and pubs means that a mask MUST be worn in the Rouslers Bar, when not sat a table. If you have not got a mask, you will not be admitted entry to the bar. In addition, and in accordance with the new rules, it will be sit down service only.
  • DO NOT ENTER THE GROUND IF YOU ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
  • Please obey social distancing guidelines when necessary and where you can.

Matchday parking guide

For a guide outlining the places to park (and not to park!) on matchdays, click here

Kit for this match

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

Live updates

Via our Twitter (@SportingFC) and on Goalshouter. Team news, half time and full time scores will also be on our Facebook (Bromsgrove Sporting FC) and our Instagram account (rouslersofficial)

Last times we met

– 21/12/19: Sporting 0 –  0 AFC R&D (League). Report here. Video highlights here.
– 05/10/19: AFC R&D 2 – 8 Sporting (League). Report here. Video highlights here.

Management preview

Assistant manager Andy Mason’s preview of the game can be read here.

Opposition

  • Prior to the 2019/20 being expunged, AFC R&D were sitting 11th, with 49 points from 30 games (Sporting were fourth, 57 from 32).
  • Their away form in the 2019/20 league was P16 W5 D5 L6. Their last two away league matches of the 2019/20 season were defeats versus Coalville Town (0-1) and Banbury United (1-2)
  • This season, they currently sit ninth, with 6 points from four games. They are unbeaten in the league (P4 W1 D3)
  • They’ve drawn both of their away games in the league (Nuneaton Borough 1-1, Leiston 2-2)
  • Other league results include a 1-1 draw at home to Barwell and an emphatic 7-1 home win versus Hitchin Town.
  • That 7-1 win has helped them become the joint highest scorers in the league so far (11 goals from 4 games, joint top with Needham Market).
  • Their only defeat this season thus far was in the Emirates FA Cup First Round Qualifying, 5-0 at home to Newark, a team two levels lower in the league pyramid system.

If you are coming to the game, get behind the lads and cheer them on – all your support is invaluable and really does act as our 12th man!

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