MATCH PREVIEW: Info Ahead Of Saturday’s Home Match Vs Welwyn Garden City

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Ahead of Saturday’s home Emirates FA Cup Third Round Qualifying match versus Welwyn Garden City (3:00 KO), here are some important bits of information you may want to know…

ADMISSION – PAY ON GATE. CUP MATCH – ALL PAY.

  • Adults £12
  • Over 65s £9
  • 12-17 yr old £6
  • Plus… KIDS FOR A QUID! (3 – 11, with adult)

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

NOTE: We advise people get there before 2:45pm, to avoid heavy queues in the lead up to kick off

MIDLANDS TODAY

We had BBC Midlands Today do a piece on us, in preparation for this game. Reporter Dan Pallett interviewed manager Bren Kelly. captain Leon Broadhurst, and club secretary Dave Stephens at our 2-1 win over Hednesford Town on Tuesday.

You can watch it below!

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

Text commentary via our Twitter (@SportingFC) and updates on Goalshouter. Our Facebook (Bromsgrove Sporting FC) and our Instagram account (rouslersofficial) will also have match updates.

LAST TIME WE MET

We met Welwyn Garden City twice during our 2018/19 play off winning season in the Southern League Division One Central. More details of those matches can be found here.

MANAGEMENT PREVIEW

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

OPPOSITION

  • Welwyn Garden City are playing in the Southern League Division One Central (Step 8) – one level below Sporting.
  • They are currently sixteenth in the league, with seven points from five games (W2 D1 L2). NOTE – they do have at least one game in hand on every team in that league.
  • Away from home, they have played two matches in the league – winning one and drawing one.
  • These away matches consist of a win at Kempston Rovers (0-2 13th) and a loss at Berkhamsted (2-1 2nd). Positions denotes where those teams are in the league at the time of writing.
  • Their most recent league match was a 4-1 home defeat to St Neots Town (11 September – 3rd) Positions denotes where those teams are in the league at the time of writing. The losses to Berkhamsted and St Neots Town are their two most recent matches in the league.
  • Their most recent match was an FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round match (last Saturday). They drew 3-3 at home to Hythe Town (also Step 8), before winning 4-2 on penalties.
  • Striker Jordon Watson scored two in that FA Trophy, and also scored in their most recent Emirates FA Cup win, against Bedford Town.

THE COMPETITION SO FAR

  • Preliminary Round: Away vs FC Romania (Step 8) 1-1. Replay: Home vs FC Romania 3-2.
  • 1st Qualifying Round: Away vs Mulbarton Wanderers (Step 9) 2-2. Replay: Home vs Mulbarton Wanderers 2-1.
  • 2nd Qualifying Round: Away vs Bedford Town (Step 8) 1-3,

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 if we are to follow on from Tuesday’s victory! We look forward to seeing you there for the Magic of the Cup!

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