9 Apr 2022-3:00 pm
Half Time: 1-0
Bromsgrove Sporting
1 : 0
Needham Market
Full Time
Ben Robinson (Stoke-on-Trent)
Bromsgrove Sporting
Needham Market
Matthew Barnes-Homer
Goal 1:0 4'
Matthew Barnes-Homer
Michael McGrath
Yellow Card 37'
Michael McGrath
62' Substitute
In:Ben Fowkes
Out:Archie Exworth
Jonathan Letford
Substitute 63'
In:Jonathan Letford
Out:Matthew Barnes-Homer
Jamie Molyneux
Substitute 72'
In:Jamie Molyneux
Out:Callum Ebanks
81' Yellow Card
Daniel Morphew
Dominic Perkins
Substitute 83'
In:Dominic Perkins
Out:Mitchel Candlin
87' Substitute
In:Louie Kudiabar
Out:Seth Carroll-Chambers
90' Yellow Card
Luke Ingram
Joe Willis
Yellow Card 90' +1'
Joe Willis

After a disappointing result losing 1 - 0 away against Leiston the previous Tuesday evening, Bromsgrove Sporting bounced back on Saturday at the Victoria Ground with a hard-fought win against another Suffolk team, Needham Market.

Sporting though were without key players Will Shorrock and Tommy Taylor both of whom picked up injuries in the mid-week match resulting in manager Gavin Hurren having to shuffle a few players around. Matt Barnes-Homer made his first start for the Club up front and Toby Raison replaced Tom Taylor in the back four, whilst Mitch Candlin pulled on the number 11 shirt in place of Shorrock.

A bright first-half start for The Rouslers saw Matt Barnes-Homer score from a Josh Quaynor corner as early as the fourth minute. Minutes later, Callum Ebanks found Joel Kettle who unfortunately had his chance saved. Josh Dugmore continued his great run of performances this season with a chance that went just wide; Dugmore has been a stand-out performer this campaign for Sporting.

Nathan Hayward also came close to scoring when he received a great ball from Mike McGrath however Needham Markets 'keeper Marcus Garnham saved comfortably.

In the second half, the home side put pressure on their opponents with a series of corners which unfortunately came to nothing and Needham defended well throughout the second half. Joe Willis's excellent free-kick was saved by the away 'keeper, which was the biggest chance for Sporting in the second half.

In the final few minutes, after a Needham corner, Hayward cleared to Dugmore who put in a ball that split the Marketmen's defence and found Callum Ebanks but his shot went well over the bar.

In the end, a professional performance from Bromsgrove outfit who are under a lot of pressure to win points to stave off relegation and an intense few weeks due to fixture congestion.

Man of the Match (voted by Sporting fans on Twitter): Ollie Taylor

Crowd: 516

Sporting line-up: Ollie Taylor, Josh Dugmore, Josh Quaynor, Nathan Hayward, Toby raison, Joel Kettle, Joe Willis, Mike McGrath, Matt Barnes-Homer (Jon Letford 63 mins), Callum Ebanks (Jamie Molyneux 72 mins), Mitch Candlin (Dom Perkins 83 mins). Substitute unused: Cody Fisher.

Reporter: Shaunna-Grace Murphy


Bromsgrove Sporting
Needham Market
2 Yellow Cards 2
1 Goals 0
Bromsgrove Sporting
Needham Market