28 Apr 2016-7:45 pm
Half Time: 1-2
Bolehall Swifts
2 : 6
Bromsgrove Sporting
Full Time
Ms J. Prince (Shenstone)
Bolehall Swifts
Bromsgrove Sporting
21' 0:1 Goal (own)
Thomas McNulty
22' 0:2 Goal
Sean Brain
Sean Brain
31' Substitute
In:Lewis Kemp
Out:Jack Wilson
Goal 1:2 37'
Joe Obi
Substitute 54'
In:Keegan Butler
Out:Gavin Allers
56' 1:3 Goal
Sean Brain
Sean Brain
64' 1:4 Goal
Brendan Kelly
Brendan Kelly
67' Substitute
In:Ryan Pierpoint
Out:Nathan Walker
Ryan Pierpoint
77' Substitute
In:Sam Horton
Out:Lucky Nwosu
Sam Horton
85' 1:5 Goal
Lewis Kemp
Goal 2:5 87'
Harry Brooks
90' +1' 2:6 Goal
Sean Brain
Assistant: Lewis Kemp
Sean Brain

With neither side having anything to play for other than pride, this match was nothing like an end of season stroll indeed it was quite competitive and bad-tempered at times.

The home side made the quicker start with Benn Minshull putting a couple of chances over the bar in the early stages and it was 20 minutes before Sean Brain had a good attempt for Sporting when his shot was put out for a corner.

However one minute later the Rouslers took the lead when Swifts 'keeper Tom McNulty struggled with Sam Wills' in-swinging corner only to palm the ball into his own net.

Then with just one more minute on the clock, Brain added another when he received the ball out on the right, circled round the home back four before hitting a well-aimed strike from the left that went under the diving McNulty.

On 26th minutes Dean Fisher in mid-field for Sporting looked to have been brought down in the box but referee Miss Prince was unimpressed and ignored the youngster's plea for a spot kick. Then to add to Sporting's woes Jack Wilson was clattered and had to be carried off with a twisted ankle.

With the wind dropping Bolehall attempted to get back into the game and Harry Brooks had a good shot saved on the 35th minute by Chris Jay. However there was nothing Jay could do two minutes later when John Obi got into a good position before firing a low drive past the 'keeper's outstretched left arm.

Eleven minutes after the interval Brain got his second and Sporting's third when he rounded McNulty after being supplied by Fisher.

Minshull went close for the home side from the kick-off but it was left to Sporting left-back Brendan Kelly to get the next goal on 64 minutes and his first of the season. He will need to explain if it was a pass or shot but he hit a high curving ball into the box from 10 yards inside the half-way line that went over the head of McNulty and probably with a little assistance from the wind into the top left-hand corner of the net.

Brain was unlucky on the 68th minute when he beat McNulty in a one-to-one only to see his shot cleared off the line by Scott Goodby then a minute later in an nearly identical situation at the other end, Minshull rounded Jay, only for Lucky Nwosu to clear off the line.

However Sporting got their fifth on 85 minutes when Brain hit the bar but substitute Lewis Kemp was on hand to knock in the rebound.

Two minutes later Bolehall were rewarded for their efforts when the hard-working Minshull tapped in Nick Hadley's cross with the Sporting back four nowhere to be seen. Then with just a minute of normal time remaining Jay had to make a good palm over from Minshull's 20-yard screamer.

Brain though had the last word getting his hat-trick and Sporting's sixth in the first minute of added time when he easily tapped home after Kemp made a good run down the right before supplying a pin-point cross.

Bolehall: Tom McNulty, Ashley Guest, Reiss Hick, Michael Pollard, Scott Goodby, Gavin Allers (Keegan Butler 54 mins), Nick Hadley, Daniel Hales, Joe Obi, Benn Minshull, Harry Brookes.
Substitutes not used: Kyle Bache, Scott Rickards.
Goals: Obi (37 mins), Brookes (87 mins).
Cards: None.

Sporting: Chris Jay, Aaron Roberts, Brendan Kelly, Dean Fisher, Craig Jones (Capt), Jake Willcox, Lucky Nwosu (Sam Horton 77 mins), Nathan Walker (Ryan Pierpoint 67 mins), Sean Brain, Sam Wills, Jack Wilson (Lewis Kemp 31 mins)
Substitutes not used: Simon Fitter, Ethan Hanks
Goals: Own Goal (McNulty 21 mins), Brain (21, 56 90+1 mins), Kelly (64 mins), Kemp (85 mins)
Yellow: Kelly (62 mins)

Referee: Miss J Prince (Shenstone)
Assistants: Mr C Beecham (Tamworth), Mr C Finnegan (Shirley)

Crowd: 91
Weather: Cold, showers.

Sporting MoM: Dean Fisher
Report: Phil Baker


Bolehall Swifts
Bromsgrove Sporting
0 Yellow Cards 1
2 Goals 6
Bolehall Swifts
Bromsgrove Sporting