28 Aug 2021-3:00 pm
Half Time: 2-0
Bromsgrove Sporting
2 : 1
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Full Time
Andrew Sheppard (Gloucester)
Bromsgrove Sporting
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Will Shorrock
Goal 1:0 12'
Will Shorrock
19' Yellow Card
Matthew Slinn
Demetri Brown
Goal 2:0 43'
Demetri Brown
Assistant: Jourdain Masidi
Kieran Dunbar
Substitute 61'
In:Kieran Dunbar
Out:Liam Spink
61' Substitute
In:Nathan Tshikuna
Out:Matthew Slinn
71' Missed Penalty
Joel Gyasi
Jack Hallahan
Substitute 74'
In:Jack Hallahan
Out:Jourdain Masidi
74' Substitute
In:Will Jones
Out:Joel Gyasi
84' Substitute
In:Lorrell Phillips-Smith
Out:Ben Diamond
89' 2:1 Goal
Lorrell Phillips-Smith
Leon Broadhurst
Yellow Card 90'
Leon Broadhurst
Will Shorrock
Yellow Card 90'
Will Shorrock
Jack Hallahan
Yellow Card 90' +4'
Jack Hallahan

Bromsgrove Sporting 2 (Shorrock 12', Brown 43')
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1 (Phillips-Smith 89')

Bromsgrove Sporting recorded their first home win of the season, with a 2-1 win versus AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Will Shorrock opened the scoring 12 minutes in, before Demetri Brown doubled the lead two minutes shy of the half time interval.

Sporting's Akos Onodi saved a Joel Gyasi penalty in the 71st minute, but the visitors did pull one back in the final moments, as Lorrell Phillips-Smith slotted home into the bottom corner.

The deadlock was broken as a troublesome Liam Spink ball into the box eventually fell to Shorrock, who smartly backheeled the ball into the bottom corner.

Tom Lorraine almost pulled Diamonds level 10 minutes later, but he could only find the crossbar with his header.

The 43rd minute saw Brown score his first goal for the Rouslers, hammering home Jourdain Masidi's lay-off into the net.

Shorrock and Nathan Hayward had chances to make it three in the early stages of the second half, but keeper Dean Snedker was equal to them all.

The penalty came after Jack Wilson committed a foul in the area; up stepped Gyasi, but Onodi dived to his left and palmed it away.

Phillips-Smith gave Rushden a glimmer of hope in the 89th minute, as he beat Onodi from a one on one situation, but Sporting would ultimately hold on to record their second consecutive win.

Attendance: 672
50/50 number: 3315

Entertainment rating: 3/5

Player of the Match: Will Shorrock (Bromsgrove Sporting)


Bromsgrove Sporting
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Off Target 4
On Target 10
On Target 6
Off Target 2
3 Yellow Cards 1
2 Corners 8
7 Fouls 4
2 Offsides 1
14 Shots 8
10 Shots on Goal 6
2 Goals 1
Bromsgrove Sporting
AFC Rushden & Diamonds