26 Apr 2017-7:45 pm
Half Time: 0-2
Nuneaton Griff
0 : 5
Bromsgrove Sporting
Full Time
P. Wainman (Tamworth)
Nuneaton Griff
Bromsgrove Sporting
33' 0:1 Goal
Jason Cowley
Assistant: Ahmed Ali
Jason Cowley
41' 0:2 Goal
Jason Cowley
Assistant: John Pykett
Jason Cowley
62' Substitute
In:Chris Conway
Out:John Pykett
Chris Conway
62' Substitute
In:Andy Nicol
Out:Luke Shorthouse
Substitute 64'
In:Reece Williams
Out:Tom Bates
Substitute 75'
In:Lewis Collins
Out:Harry Walker-Donovan
80' Substitute
In:Alfie Bloomer
Out:Jason Cowley
Substitute 81'
In:Matt Evans
Out:Ryan Aston
87' 0:3 Goal
Chris Conway
Assistant: Robbie Bunn
Chris Conway
89' 0:4 Goal
Alfie Bloomer
Assistant: Steve Grogan
90' 0:5 Goal
Chris Conway
Chris Conway

Midland Football League Division One - Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:45 p.m. kick-off

Nuneaton Griff 0 (0) Bromsgrove Sporting 5 (2) at The Pingles Stadium

Bromsgrove Sporting's remarkable run continued with their 19th straight league win since the New Year against a plucky Nuneaton Griff side who sadly faded towards the end of the match writes Phil Baker.

Both teams looked to get an early lead with several promising moves. John Pykett producing the best for Sporting on the fifth minute but after sending over a neat cross nobody was available in front of the goal to nod it in.

Griff should have gone ahead three minutes later after forcing a corner. Tyson Knight took the place kick and after a bit of ping-pong, Ryan Millerchip's shot rattled off the right-hand post.

On thirty minutes Jason Cowley chased down Griff 'keeper George Westwood's clearance only to see the ricochet go agonising wide of the left-hand post. However three minutes later Sporting took the lead again thanks to Cowley who received Ahmed Ali's pass out right, moved in close then fired his shot over the head of Westwood that went in off the underside of the bar.

Lee Hewitt for the home side had the best chance for his side of the remainder of the half when Luke Edwards missed his tackle but the nippy striker's effort went over the bar from 20 yards out.

Cowley, always looking for an opportunity saw Westwood off his line on the 41st minute and made a lob from just over the halfway line but the 'keeper just managed to get a hand to the ball to push it out for a corner.

However with just another minute on the clock, Cowley got his second when he tapped in Pykett's cross leaving The Rouslers two up at half-time.

After the interval, Griff rallied forcing Luke Edwards to clear off the line what looked a certain goal on the 60th minute. Eight minutes later Sporting substitute Andy Nicol had a heavy clash with Westwood with the striker needing a few minutes of treatment before resuming. Westwood himself may have been lucky to avoid a card with his studs high up.

Griff by this time were beginning to tire and Sporting finished off the job late on with three more goals courtesy of Chrisi Conway on the 87th minute who slotted home Robbie Bunn's pass, Alfie Bloomer on 90 minutes with a classic route one goal that he stroked in from Steve Grogan's upfield punt and Conway again with one added minute showing.

So just one more match for Sporting to hopefully complete the rare feat of going the league season undefeated.

Griff: George Westwood, Ryan Aston (Matt Evans 80 mins), Liam Stringer, Mitch Thomson, Ryan Millerchip, Chris Tullin (Capt.), Jack Colley, Tyson Knight, Lee Hewitt, Tom Bates (Reece Williams 65 mins), Harry Walker-Donavan (Lewis Collins 75 mins).

Substitute not used: John Russell.

Yellow: Ryan Millerchip (52 mins)

Sporting: Steve Grogan, Aaron Roberts, Jack Wilson, Ahmed Ali, Luke Edwards, Danny Morris (Capt), Liam Spink, Robbie Bunn, Jason Cowley (Alfie Bloomer 80 mins), Luke Shorthouse (Chrisi Conway 62 mins), John Pykett (Andy Nicol 62 mins).

Substitutes not used: Craig Jones, Brendan Kelly

Goals: Jason Cowley (33, 42 mins), Chrisi Conway (87, 90+1 mins), Alfie Bloomer (89 mins).

Cards: None

Referee: Mr P Wainman (Tamworth)

Assistants: Mr C Ward (Nuneaton), Mr S Johnson (Nuneaton)

Crowd: ~ 145

Weather: Cool, showers

Sporting Man of the Match: Ahmed Ali


Nuneaton Griff
Bromsgrove Sporting
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Nuneaton Griff
Bromsgrove Sporting