MATCH PREVIEW: Info Ahead Of Saturday’s Home Match Vs Grimsby Town

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Ahead of Saturday’s home Emirates FA Cup match versus Grimsby Town (12:30 KO), here are some important bits of information to know…

TICKETS, SEGREGATION + MATCH DETAILS

NOTE: Whilst we have sold our allocation of tickets, we have a quantity of Grimsby’s allocation that have been unsold. We will sell these to Bromsgrove fans in the office from 11am.

Only people with a ticket will be admitted into the ground itself.

Click here for more details on…

  • Turnstiles
  • Parking
  • Segregation
  • Bars
  • Food
  • COVID-19 protocols

TIMINGS

Kick off is 12:30. We advise people get there for no later than 12:00.

DRAW AFTER 90 MINUTES

In this scenario, there would be a replay at Grimsby on Tuesday evening.

MATCH SPONSORS

We have two sponsors for this match, for which we are very appreciative for.

Arrow Spas are based in Bromsgrove but service nationwide. They offer an array of services, including hot tub winterisation, annual servicing, repairs and re-locations, by skilled engineers.

  • Luxury Hot Tubs
  • Servicing
  • Re-Locations
  • Hot Tub Repairs

Arrow Spas import from world class American and European hot tub manufacturers and sell direct to the customer. Large volume and a chain free approach fuel unrivalled value.

JAK Projects and Services Ltd are a West Midlands based contractor, who pride themselves on providing a service which is both quality and affordable, to all MEP and Flooring & Interiors needs for industrial, commercial and domestic projects.

They also provide a 24/7 quick response to any building maintenance emergency.

The company benefits from having a team of highly skilled and trained engineers who have a “can-do” attitude to providing quality service at affordable prices and ensuring customer satisfaction.

BBC COVERAGE

If you aren’t attending the game, you can watch it via the BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport Website

You can record it on Sky Channel 981.

You can also listen to full match commentary on BBC Hereford & Worcester.

ADDRESS

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

KIT FOR THIS MATCH

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

LIVE UPDATES

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

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

A decision has yet to be made on Goalshouter coverage for this match.

KIERAN DUNBAR RAFFLE

Arrow Spas have kindly donated an Inflatable Atlantic Hot Tub (RRP £399), in order to raise funds for Kieran Dunbar, who fractured his tibia in our Emirates FA Cup match versus Welwyn Garden City.

Tickets cost £2 each and will be sold pre-match . The draw will take place at half time.

GREAT FOOD AVAILABLE

We have a range of tasty food available from the food bar (approximately 20 metres to your right as you enter the turnstiles).

  • Burgers
  • Bacon Rolls
  • Chips/Cheesy Chips
  • Sausage and chips
  • Pies
  • Hotdogs
  • Condiments including gravy and curry sauce
  • Hot and cold drinks

There will also be fish and chips from Sidemoor Fish Bar and a doughnut stand too.

MANAGEMENT PREVIEW

Manager Bren Kelly’s preview of the game can be read here.

OPPOSITION

  • Grimsby Town are top of the National League, with 26 points from 11 games (W8 D2 L1). The National League is two levels above Sporting’s league.
  • The Mariners have won three games in a row (Dover 6-0 H, Altrincham 2-3 A, Woking 0-1 A).
  • The games where they didn’t pick up all three points this season have all been away from home. Stockport (0-0), Maidenhead (1-1), Bromley (3-1).
  • Their away record this season is P6 W3 D2 L1. They are five wins from five at home.
  • As a National League team, this is Grimsby Town’s first Emirates FA Cup game of the season. Before this season, they had spent five seasons in the Football League.
  • The last time they had to go through the Fourth Qualifying Round was in the 2015/16 season. That season, they reached the Second Round Proper, getting knocked out to Shrewsbury Town via a replay. In the Fourth Qualifying Round that year, they beat Harrogate Town (Step 6, one level lower) 4-1 away from home.
  • Grimsby reached the FA Cup Third Round Proper in the 2018/19 season (then in League 2), before losing 1-0 at Premier League Crystal Palace.
  • Ryan Taylor and John McAtee are Grimsby’s top scorers this season, with five goals each. The top scorer in the National League has nine goals, but no team has scored more than the Mariners in the league this season.

If you are coming to the game, get behind the lads and make the VG a fortress – your support is a massive boost and we will need it against the team who are top of the National League! It couldn’t have been any tougher! So this clearly won’t be easy – so be loud, represent us with pride and support us from minute zero! Thank you so much for your support!

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