14 Dec 2019 - 3:00 pm
Half Time: 0-2
Needham Market
0 : 3
Bromsgrove Sporting
Full Time
D. Skipper (Hornchurch)
Needham Market
Bromsgrove Sporting
15' Yellow Card
Daniel Platt
Daniel Platt
17' 0:1 Goal
Shaquille McDonald
Assistant: Michael Taylor
Shaquille McDonald
Yellow Card 29'
Callum Sturgess
42' 0:2 Goal
Shaquille McDonald
Shaquille McDonald
Substitute 46'
In:Joe Neal
Out:Samuel Squire
61' 0:3 Goal
Richard Gregory
Richard Gregory
Substitute 68'
In:Russell Short
Out:Luke Ingram
68' Substitute
In:Charlie Dowd
Out:Will Shorrock
Charlie Dowd
Substitute 77'
In:Callum Page
Out:Joseph Marsden
77' Substitute
In:Kieren Westwood
Out:Gift Mussa
Kieren Westwood
77' Substitute
In:Greg Mills
Out:Richard Gregory
Greg Mills
81' Yellow Card
Shaquille McDonald
Shaquille McDonald
83' Yellow Card
Jak Hickman
Jak Hickman
Yellow Card 90' +2'
Gareth Heath

Bromsgrove Sporting rose to second in the Southern League Premier Central table on Saturday afternoon, with a commanding 3-0 win over Needham Market.

A first half brace for Shaquille McDonald was followed by a Richard Gregory goal just after the hour mark, which saw him become outright second in the Sporting all-time leading goalscorers chart.

The balance of play prior to the 17th minute opener was fairly level; a Craig Parker half volley from inside the box was brilliantly saved by the outstretched hand of Daniel Platt, whilst McDonald had a couple of efforts from distance fly just wide for the Rouslers.

The game's opening goal saw all three of Sporting's strikers involved - Gregory found Mikey Taylor with an outstanding pass, which allowed him to find McDonald, who slotted into an empty net from roughly six yards.

The lively McDonald had a shot saved in the area on the half hour mark by Needham keeper Marcus Garnham, but he would double his tally a little over 10 minutes later.

Great work by Gregory in the penalty area led to Mikey Taylor getting a header away; this was blocked by a defender, but McDonald was on hand to slam the rebound, hard and low, into the bottom corner.

Needham began the second half with a few chances; substitute Joe Neal dragged a shot wide from around 20 yards out, before Adam Mills attempted a lobbed volley that hit the post and went out for a goal kick.

Opportunities for both teams followed, with Mikey Taylor and Luke Ingram both having efforts that were very smartly saved by the respective goalkeepers.

The goal that put the game beyond reasonable doubt came in the 61st minute; Gregory intercepted a pass out from the back, before coolly taking it around Garnham and simply easing the ball into a completely empty net.

Joe Marsden had an audacious effort from distance that was saved well by an alert Platt, whilst McDonald and substitute Greg Mills both had late shots for Bromsgrove but were unable to add a fourth.


Needham Market
Bromsgrove Sporting
Off Target 2
On Target 6
On Target 12
Off Target 4
2 Yellow Cards 3
6 Corners 5
4 Fouls 9
5 Offsides 2
8 Shots 16
6 Shots on Goal 12
0 Goals 3
Needham Market
Bromsgrove Sporting