26 Dec 2018-3:00 pm
Half Time: 1-0
Bromsgrove Sporting
2 : 1
Sutton Coldfield Town
Full Time
D. Robinson (Birmingham)
Bromsgrove Sporting
Sutton Coldfield Town
14' Substitute
In:James Hurst
Out:Alex Curtis
20' Yellow Card
James Beresford
31' Yellow Card
Alex Moore
Nathan Hayward
Goal 1:0 35'
Nathan Hayward
Jason Cowley
Goal 2:0 47'
Jason Cowley
Assistant: Richard Gregory
Josh Quaynor
Yellow Card 48'
Josh Quaynor
59' Substitute
In:Kyle Delaney
Out:Steven Palmer
Daniel O'Sullivan
Substitute 65'
In:Daniel O'Sullivan
Out:Charlie Dowd
69' 2:1 Goal
Ryan Nesbitt
70' Substitute
In:Ryan Moore
Out:Max McNulty
Jack Wilson
Yellow Card 76'
Jack Wilson

Bromsgrove Sporting were made to battle hard against Sutton Coldfield, as they recorded a 2-1 win at the Victoria Ground.

Goals in either half from Nathan Hayward and Jason Cowley were enough to steer Sporting to an eighth consecutive league success at home, despite Ryan Nesbitt's goal for the visitors with a little over 20 minutes remaining.

The early exchanges saw Bromsgrove largely dominate, with Cowley and Richard Gregory both proving a thorn in Sutton's side - however, despite the front pair both having chances, keeper Lewis Gwilliams was equal to everything thrown at him, including an exquisite stop from a Cowley shot, in which he tipped the ball onto the crossbar.

This was until the deadlock was broken on the 36th minute mark; a menacing Josh Quaynor corner caused havoc in the box, falling to Hayward, who wilfully headed the ball into the bottom corner.

The second came soon after the interval, as a beautiful long pass from Mike McGrath found Gregory, who intricately set up Cowley; a skilful drag back of the ball allowed him to slot home coolly past Gwilliams.

The visitors halved the deficit just shy of the 70th minute mark, as Nesbitt evaded all defenders before taking the ball past Sporting stopper Jono Brown and placing the ball into the net.

Cowley almost had a second soon after, but his neatly curled effort was well matched by the outstretched arm of Gwilliams, who was doing supremely well in keeping the home side's tally as low as possible.

Brown also proved important for some big moments after the Sutton goal, including palming a ferocious shot from out wide by the dangerous Nesbitt.

However, as the clock gradually wound down, Sporting were able to manage the game well, smartly keeping possession and eventually bagging all three points.


Bromsgrove Sporting
Sutton Coldfield Town
Off Target 4
On Target 14
On Target 4
Off Target 6
2 Yellow Cards 2
9 Corners 4
9 Fouls 8
4 Offsides 4
18 Shots 10
14 Shots on Goal 4
2 Goals 1
Bromsgrove Sporting
Sutton Coldfield Town