21 Dec 2019-3:00 pm
Half Time: 0-0
Bromsgrove Sporting
0 : 0
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Full Time
Niall Smith (Rugeley)
Bromsgrove Sporting
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Josh Quaynor
Yellow Card 12'
Josh Quaynor
Nathan Hayward
Substitute 46'
In:Nathan Hayward
Out:Charlie Dowd
51' Yellow Card
Sam Brown
72' Substitute
In:Nathaniel Gosnal-Tyler
Out:Jordan McLeod
Michael Taylor
Yellow Card 80'
Michael Taylor
84' Substitute
In:Tom Lorraine
Out:Nabil Shariff
Thomas Taylor
Yellow Card 86'
Thomas Taylor
Charlie Dowd
Yellow Card 90'
Charlie Dowd
90' +1' Substitute
In:Ben Farrell
Out:Ben Acquaye

It was stalemate at the Victoria Ground on Saturday afternoon, as Bromsgrove Sporting and AFC Rushden & Diamonds played out a 0-0 draw.

Sporting started the game lively, with both Mikey Taylor and Tom Taylor having efforts on goal blocked away.

Diamonds gradually grew into the half, with Nathan Hicks capping off a marauding run with a decent 25-yard effort and Ben Acquaye having a shot from distance smartly saved by Daniel Platt.

The home team had a fine opportunity to break the deadlock two minutes before the half time whistle, as Jack Wilson set up Richard Gregory; he beat his defender but saw his low shot kept out well by keeper Ben Heath.

Greg Mills had a free kick blocked early in the second half; soon after, Bromsgrove had two more big chances.

Firstly, Gregory had a shot from 10 yards that was saved by Heath, before Leon Broadhurst put a diving header wide from a corner.

The 70th minute saw Diamonds' Jesse Akubuine have a 20 yards effort palmed away by Sporting stopper Platt.

The final few moments of the game produced chances for both sides - Platt was equal to a right footed shot from Rushden captain Liam Dolman that followed a goalmouth scramble, whilst Gregory had a cross-shot saved before Mikey Taylor headed over for Bromsgrove.


Entertainment rating: 2/5

Man of the Match: Daniel Platt (Bromsgrove Sporting)


Bromsgrove Sporting
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Off Target 2
On Target 13
On Target 8
Off Target 4
4 Yellow Cards 1
11 Corners 4
13 Fouls 12
0 Offsides 6
15 Shots 12
13 Shots on Goal 8
Bromsgrove Sporting
AFC Rushden & Diamonds