18 Jul 2015-3:00 pm
Half Time: 1-0
Cradley Town
1 : 0
Bromsgrove Sporting
Full Time
Jack Shepherd (Dudley)

Pre-Season Friendly - Saturday 18th July 2015, 3:00 p.m. kick-off

Cradley Town 1 (1) Bromsgrove Sporting 0 (0)

A useful workout for Sporting against a well-organised and capable Cradley outfit. The away side had the better of the play in the first half and really should have been three up at half-time had it not been for some good defending and goalkeeping. As it was they went in a goal down after failing to clear a loose ball on the 34th minute that was hit home giving Rouslers keeper Jake Bedford no chance.

Craig Jones had Bromsgrove's first chance heading over in the 10th minute from Reece Hewitt's free kick. The next good opportunity fell to striker Sean Brain who rounded keeper Matt Jones only for the stopper to palm the ball on to his bar and then it went out of play.

Two minutes after Cradley scored Jones again made a good save from the feet of Brain. Then just before half-time there was another one to one between Brain and Jones with a keeper making a double save before seeing the ball go harmlessly over his bar.

The second half was pretty uneventful with both teams making a number of substitutions that upset the rhythm of play though to be fair it was quite warm and those who played for 90 minutes looked pretty tired at the end.

James McKeon had the best effort to equalise for Sporting on the 87th minute but his chip beat the keeper only to also go over the bar.

Sporting: First Half team: - Jake Bedford, Aaron Roberts, Brendan Kelly, Simon Fitter, Craig Jones, Joe Adams, Luke Dugmore, Sam Wills, Reece Hewitt, Sean Brain, Josh McKenzie.

Second Half team: - Shaun Edwards, Aaron Roberts (Ben Jones 60'), Danny Ludlow, Simon Fitter, Brendan Kelly, Reece Hewitt (Joel Powell 60'), James McKeon, Umit Eminoglu, Sam Wills (Ollie Gibson 60'), Luke Corbett, Josh McKenzie (John Pykett 60').

Cards: None

Crowd: ~100

Weather: Warm, sunny.

Reporter: Phil Baker


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