17 Aug 2021 - 7:45 pm | Lye Meadow | Attendance: 537 | Referee: Jamie Conde (Cannock) Southern League Premier Division Central | Matchweek 2
| Half Time: 1-0
Full Time
Summary
Stats
Lineups
Yellow Card 10'
Dave Bellis
12' Yellow Card
Miro Pais
Miro Pais
16' Yellow Card
Jack Wilson
Jack Wilson
Goal 1:0 23'
Charlie Dowd
Goal 2:0 57'
Danny Waldron
58' Substitute
In:Demetri Brown
Out:Nehemia Zazi
Demetri Brown
Substitute 66'
In:Colin Smith
Out:Tristan Dunkley
74' Substitute
In:Shama Bako
Out:Miro Pais
Shama Bako
74' Substitute
In:Jack Hallahan
Out:Kieran Dunbar
Jack Hallahan
85' Yellow Card
Nathan Hayward
Nathan Hayward
Substitute 89'
In:Zack Brown
Out:Charlie Dowd
Substitute 90' +4'
In:Joe Hull
Out:Sam McLintock
90' +5' Yellow Card
James Mace
James Mace
Goal (from penalty) 3:0 90' +6'
Danny Waldron

In the Southern League Central battle of Worcestershire, it was Alvechurch who came out on top on Tuesday evening, with a 3-0 win over Bromsgrove Sporting.

A first half strike from former Rousler Charlie Dowd was followed by a brace for striker Danny Waldron, to leave Sporting rooted to the bottom of the league table after two games.

Bromsgrove were arguably the better side in the early stages, with Nehemia Zazi and Nathan Hayward both having efforts.

However, it would be Alvechurch who would take the lead, in the 24th minute, as Waldron had a shot blocked, only for Dowd to poke the rebound into the bottom corner.

Sporting's Kieran Dunbar had a free kick from the edge of the area moments later, but could only find the yellow wall of the home side.

An oncoming Max Beardmore brilliantly saved a Waldron one on one three minutes into the second half, but the former Leamington man would eventually get his name on the scoresheet nine minutes later, as he was allowed a free header inside the six yard box, which he nodded in with ease.

Beardmore had to be alert soon after to save a Sam McLintock header, before another ex-Rouslers, Josh Ezewele, hit the rebound over.

The 83rd minute saw Sporting substitute Demetri Brown have a cross-shot tipped over the bar by Dan Jezeph.

The scoring was complete five minutes into injury time, as James Mace committed a foul in the area, from which Waldron dispatched the subsequent spotkick, grazing the fingers of Beardmore as it went in.

Entertainment Rating: 3/5
Player of the Match: Charlie Dowd (Alvechurch)

Off Target 5
On Target 11
On Target 4
Off Target 3
1 Yellow Cards 4
4 Corners 4
8 Fouls 12
4 Offsides 2
16 Shots 7
11 Shots on Goal 4
3 Goals 0
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