28 Aug 2023-3:00 pm
Half Time: 0-1
1 : 1
Bromsgrove Sporting
Full Time
Bromsgrove Sporting
Yellow Card 4'
Luke Benbow
32' Yellow Card
Jack Newell
Jack Newell
Yellow Card 45'
Dexter Walters
45' +1' 0:1 Goal
Miro Pais
Miro Pais
Substitute 46'
In:Aaron Forde
Out:Brendan Daniels
Reece King
Yellow Card 51'
Reece King
Goal (from penalty) 1:1 63'
Luke Benbow
69' Yellow Card
Ben O'Hanlon
Ben O'Hanlon
73' Substitute
In:Callum King-Harmes
Out:Keanu Cooper
Callum King-Harmes
Yellow Card 78'
Jack Wilson
Joel Kettle
Yellow Card 82'
Joel Kettle
87' Substitute
In:Gustavo Macedo-Sanches
Out:Miro Pais
Gustavo Macedo-Sanches

The Pitching-In Southern League Premier Division Central, Monday 28th August 2023, 3:00 p.m. kick-off

Stourbridge 1 (0) Bromsgrove Sporting 1 (1) at The War Memorial Ground

After a disappointing home performance last Saturday, Bromsgrove Sporting made the short journey over the Clent Hills to play Stourbridge on Bank Holiday Monday in the hope of maintaining their 100% away record.

The Rouslers had the majority of the possession and the play in the initial stages but failed to make much of an impact in the final third of the field whilst The Glassboys made the most of their chances testing the Bromsgrove backline with Luke Benbow grazing the post and Niall Flint forcing keeper Ollie Taylor into a one-handed save on 29 minutes.

As the half went on Sporting started to press the home defence and had good chances from Jack Newell whose 25-yard drive went narrowly over the bar, whilst Aaron Roberts headed over from a corner. However, their determination paid off one minute into added time when Newell made a great run to the edge of the penalty area from mid-field, off-loaded to Miro Pais who turned 180 degrees then drove a powerful shot into the corner of Charlie Price's net to send Sporting in at the break, one-nil up.

Hardly surprising, Stourbridge came out fighting in the second half with their best chance arriving on 51 minutes and with Taylor out of reach, Luke Rowe for Sporting headed Reece King's shot off the line.

Ten minutes later Benbow had another good effort for the home side when he attempted to convert Price's up-field kick from deep inside the Stourbridge half but his shot went well-wide.

The burly striker though got his chance on the 63rd minute when he was fouled in the Bromsgrove box earning a penalty which he duly despatched moments later.

Having got one goal back, Stourbridge went for the winner peppering the Bromsgrove goal on several occasions but solid defending and a couple of poor shots kept the score unchanged.

Sporting might have had a penalty themselves with a few minutes of normal time to go when player/manager Mike McGrath was pulled back by his shirt but the assistant indicated no foul to the referee much to the surprise of the crowd including the Stourbridge bench.

After six minutes of added time, Mr Buckle blew for the end of play with more jubilation from the Stourbridge end who celebrated gaining a point whilst Bromsgrove supporters looked downcast not to have won.

Sporting line-up: Ollie Taylor, Aksum White, Ben O'Hanlon, Jack Newell, Aaron Roberts, Mike McGrath, Miro Pais (Gustavo Sanches 87 mins), Keanu Cooper (Callum King-Harmes, 73 mins), Prince Henry, Conor Tee, Luke Rowe (Capt). Unused substitutes: Goodluck Eke, Kane Auld. David Solademi (63 mins),

Referee: Mr J Buckle

Sporting Player of the Match: Jack Newell

Attendance: 969

Report by Phil Baker

Bromsgrove Sporting
Off Target 15
On Target 15
On Target 13
Off Target 13
5 Yellow Cards 2
5 Corners 4
39 Ball Possession 61
15 Shots on Goal 13
1 Goals 1
Bromsgrove Sporting