12 Feb 2019-7:45 pm
Half Time: 2-0
Bromsgrove Sporting
6 : 1
FBT International Football Academy
Full Time
Richard Walker (Redditch)

The FBT International Academy were the visitors to the Victoria Ground on Tuesday evening in a friendly match for Bromsgrove boss Brendan Kelly to assess his wider squad as the Rouslers look to gun for the highest possible position in their maiden season of step 4 football.

Bromsgrove started brightly against the team whose squad consists of players who had been released by mostly league clubs.

Sporting managed to take the lead on nine minutes after an indirect free kick was laid off to Jason Cowley, who continued his fine goal scoring form of late, bending an effort into the far right corner to bag his seventh goal in four games.

The FBT responded ten minutes later, good skilful work from winger Deji Alabal managed to allow him wriggle past his man, before laying it off to Ethan Padden who was only denied by a superb Aaron Roberts block on the line.

Centre half Yemi Ayoele should have equalised for the visitors but somehow failed to put his shot wide of the mark from 8 yards out.

An inviting cross from winger John Pykett was met by Cowley who rounded Teo Hamelin and tapped into an empty net for his second of the game.

The second half started slowly, with several changes from Bromsgrove coming into the affray.

Sporting under 18s striker Matt Higgins notched the first goal of his debut hat-trick when Dan O’Sullivan played him through to finish low across Hamelin.

Seconds later though, The FBT pulled one back, Kyron Richards powering a free header home from a free kick.

Bromsgrove started to become rampant, Higgins grabbing a second with a looping header over Hamelin with ten minutes left to play.

Five minutes later, fellow under 18s debutant Owain Taylor had his name on the scoresheet. He tapped in from close range after Higgins deflected effort was saved into his path.

Just before the final whistle, Higgins completed his hat-trick, emphatically heading home from two yards from an O’Sullivan corner.

It completed a successful evening for the Rouslers, running out 6-1 victors at the Victoria Ground


Bromsgrove Sporting
FBT International Football Academy
6 Goals 1