24 Feb 2024-3:00 pm
Half Time: 0-0
Hitchin Town
1 : 2
Bromsgrove Sporting
Full Time
Mario Stetakovic
Hitchin Town
Bromsgrove Sporting
12' Yellow Card
Luke Rowe
Luke Rowe
16' Yellow Card
Miro Pais
Miro Pais
45' +1' 2nd Yellow > Red Card
Miro Pais
Miro Pais
Substitute 46'
In:Finley Wilkinson
Out:Bradley Bell
47' 0:1 Goal
Keanu Cooper
Keanu Cooper
Goal 1:1 64'
Jack Snelus
Substitute 65'
In:Joshua Popoola
Out:Toby Syme
65' Substitute
In:Billy Shaw
Out:Tyler Bruck
Billy Shaw
74' 1:2 Goal (from penalty)
Nathan Blissett
Nathan Blissett
Substitute 77'
In:Kye Tearle
Out:Isaac Galliford
82' Substitute
In:Jack Newell
Out:Keanu Cooper
Jack Newell
Yellow Card 90' +1'
Stanley Georgiou
90' +5' Yellow Card
Finn Howell
Finn Howell

Bromsgrove Sporting chalked up their second consecutive win on Saturday, as they beat Hitchin Town 2-1 at Top Field.

Keanu Cooper gave the visitors the lead early in the second half before Jack Snelus levelled proceedings in the 65th minute.

The winner was scored 10 minutes later, as Nathan Blissett confidently struck a penalty home.

The third minute saw Sporting skipper Luke Rowe have a free kick tipped out for a corner, whilst Ollie Taylor had to be alert to brilliantly keep out a Snelus effort from close range eight minutes later.

The 34th minute saw Finn Howell curl a free kick from just outside the area narrowly over the bar.

Sporting were reduced to 10 men in the opening minute of first half added time, as Miro Pais was given his marching orders after receiving a second yellow card.

The second half got off to the best possible start for the Rouslers, as Cooper capped an impressive run towards goal with a well taken effort that went through keeper Charlie Horlock's legs.

Snelus had an opportunity to equalise in the 63rd minute but his effort was kept out - he would only have to wait two minutes for his goal though, as he was on hand to slot a rebound into the bottom corner after Isaac Galliford had a strike saved by Taylor.

In the 70th minute, Bromsgrove had a huge chance to take the lead; Finn Howell's excellent free kick was headed on by Blissett, which Horlock made contact with. The ball then trickled tantalisingly close to the goal line, but Aaron Roberts was just beaten to it by a Hitchin defender.

The winner came five minutes later, as Blissett serenely slotted a spotkick down the centre of the goal after the lively substitute Billy Shaw was brought down in the area by Josh Popoola.

Snelus had a final opportunity to salvage a point in the seventh minute of additional time, but he couldn't find the target with his shot from close range.


Entertainment Rating: 3/5
Reporter Player of the Match: Finn Howell (Bromsgrove Sporting)
Attendance: 611

Report: Max Banner

MAN OF THE MATCH: The standout player, as voted for by club officials, was defender Finn Howell.

Finn is sponsored for the season by Sporting fan Kevin Baggott.


Hitchin Town
Bromsgrove Sporting
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 2d Yellow > Red Cards 1
1 Goals 2
Hitchin Town
Bromsgrove Sporting