25 Aug 2018 - 3:00 pm | Lye Meadow | Attendance: 730 | Referee: Adrian Hall (Wolverhampton) FA Cup 2018-2019 | Preliminary Round
| Half Time: 2-2
Full Time
Summary
Stats
Lineups
2' Yellow Card
Josh Quaynor
Josh Quaynor
7' 0:1 Goal
Josh Quaynor
Josh Quaynor
Goal 1:1 8'
Josh March
Goal 2:1 11'
Luke Yates
Yellow Card 17'
Jamie Willets
18' 2:2 Goal (from penalty)
Richard Gregory
Richard Gregory
46' Substitute
In:Liam Armstrong
Out:Josh Quaynor
Liam Armstrong
Yellow Card 60'
Luke Yates
60' Yellow Card
Craig Jones
Craig Jones
66' Yellow Card
Daniel Morris
Daniel Morris
Goal (from penalty) 3:2 67'
Tom Turton
68' Substitute
In:Charlie Dowd
Out:John Pykett
Charlie Dowd
Substitute 69'
In:Dan O’Callaghan
Out:Kieron Cook
Substitute 71'
In:Dave Bellis
Out:Mitch Botfield
Goal (from penalty) 4:2 79'
Tom Turton
Substitute 84'
In:Aaron Lloyd
Out:Luke Yates
84' Substitute
In:Cameron Peters
Out:Harry Higginson
Cameron Peters
88' 4:3 Goal
Nathan Hayward
Assistant: Aaron Roberts
Nathan Hayward

BROMSGROVE Sporting more than held their own against higher-ranked Alvechurch but were unfortunate to lose 4-3 in their FA Cup preliminary round clash.

The North Worcestershire derby had everything: goals, penalties, controversies and handbags.

It took just eight minutes for the game to burst into life with Josh Quaynor already laying down a marker for goal of the season with a thunderous 25-yard strike which flew into the top left-hand corner.

But within a matter of moments the Southern League Premier Central hosts were back on level terms when Josh March’s low strike somehow managed to squirm its way through Reece Francis and into the back of the net.

And just three minutes later Church had completely turned the game on its head when Luke Yates was on hand to sweep home after connecting with Kieron Cooks.

However, Sporting would not lie down and they were rewarded with a penalty with just 18 minutes on the clock after Jason Cowley was tripped in the area by Church skipper Jamie Willetts.

Richard Gregory composed himself before burying the ball right in the bottom corner to bring Brendan Kelly’s men level.

The game continued to ebb and flow with both sides looking dangerous going forward but no further goals would be added when referee Adrian Hall blew for half-time.

After the break Church almost restored their lead when a lucky deflection found its way to Yates who could only curl his shot just wide of the mark before John Pykett drilled wide for Sporting up the other end.

Then in one of the more controversial moments of the match, Church were awarded a free-kick after Craig Jones fouled Tom Turton which resulted in a melee after it seemed the latter had raised his hands to the Sporting skipper.

Jones received a yellow card for his troubles with Turton, to Sporting’s dismay, escaping without caution.

Instead, Yates was booked, with Sporting fans screaming for a case of mistaken identity.

Once tempers had calmed down Church were awarded their first of two penalties when Daniel Morris brought down Mitch Botfield just inside the area with 65 minutes on the clock.

Turton took the spot-kick, smashing it down the middle to put Ian Long’s Church 3-2 up.

With 15 minutes remaining Sporting came so close to levelling the scores once again when Jones thundered a header off the post with the rebound by Aaron Roberts hacked off the line.

From nearly scoring at one end, Roberts gave away a penalty up the other end.

Turton once again took the spot-kick but this time he blasted the ball into the top corner to put some breathing space between Church and Sporting.

However, the Rouslers would not lie down and their late surge beared fruit with two minutes remaining when Nathan Hayward managed to bundle the ball over the line after getting on the end of Roberts’ header back across goal.

Sporting continued to push but they could not find the equaliser as Church secured their place in the next round.

Report courtesy of Craig Gibbons - Bromsgrove Standard

 

Off Target 3
On Target 7
On Target 11
Off Target 6
2 Yellow Cards 3
5 Corners 8
13 Fouls 6
5 Offsides 1
10 Shots 17
7 Shots on Goal 11
4 Goals 3
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