RESULTS: News From The Sporting Teams

This article looks at the latest results and news from all the Sporting teams…

FIRST TEAM

The First Team impressively beat Stratford Town 2-1 on Saturday, ensuring their Step Three status for next season. The goals came from Billy Shaw and Nathan Blissett.

LADIES

It was Sporting Ladies v Redditch Borough Development Ladies in the quarter final of the League Cup on Sunday.

Redditch put Sporting under a lot of pressure, closing them down very quickly. Sporting eventually started to put there foot on the ball and, with more composure, started to create a few chances. With a move down the left wing, Sporting took the lead with a Beth Breen goal, finishing a fine move that started from the back with Bev Mytton.

This was quickly followed by a thunderous strike from Ellie May Pugsley on the edge of the 18 yard box to make it 2-0. Redditch continuously kept up there constant busy play and made it a really competitive game. The score at half time was 2-0.

After the interval, the ladies put some really good patterns of play together and their experience began to tell, with Breen scoring again and Sophie Taylor bagging a hat trick, the third being a superb strike, ensuring Sporting ran out worthy 6-0 winners. A special mention goes to the young Redditch Borough side, who gave Bromsgrove a really good game – they will certainly get better in time.

The Ladies now move into semi finals opponents, date and opponents TBA. A massive thank you goes to the fans, with a turnout in excess of 200, and the Catshill mascots- another great day for ladies football.

For information from the Ladies’ team, be sure to tweet their Twitter/X account – @LadiesSporting.

VETERANS

The Veterans lost 3-0 at the Victoria Ground vs Droitwich Spa on Sunday. They visit Alvechurch TB at the Hayes this Sunday coming (10:30 KO). Both league matches.

COLTS NEWS

Bromsgrove Sporting Colts U13s

The lads did it again and have made it through to the JPL National Cup Final, which is to be played at the home of Doncaster Rovers FC on Saturday 11th May.

The team reached the final by beating the current JPL Cup holders UFCA, following a 6am start Saturday morning to kick off, in Leeds, at 11:15am. It was a cagey start, with both teams taking time to find their feet. However, it was Sporting who broke the deadlock following an exquisite 25 yard free kick from Miki Sikora, which sent the travelling parents into raptures. Despite heavy pressure from the reigning champions, it was Bromsgrove who scored again following a fast counter attack which allowed Max Halford the opportunity to beat the oncoming goalkeeper and lift the ball over him and into the back of the net.

The rest of the first was dominated by the hosts, but a mixture of excellent goalkeeping and an organised back four held the Yorkshire team at bay and Sporting headed in to half time 2-0 to the good.

The second started as the first had ended, with the hosts continuing to press. Stoic defending, along with the crossbar and posts meant that a clean sheet remained a possibility. However, 10 minutes into the second half, there was a lifeline for UFCA when a strong run into the box was finished. With strong support and the wind in their sails, the home team completed the comeback, making it 2-2 shortly after with an excellent finish from the edge of the box.

The cup holders now had their tails up in search of a winner but with 20 minutes to go, Sikora scored again, curling a fantastic free kick into the corner of the far post to put Sporting 3-2 up.

The travelling parents were again celebrating just five minutes later, when excellent work down the right wing saw the ball cut back to the edge of the six yard box, where Dawson Stephenson arrived just in time to convert into the back of the net giving Sporting a two goal cushion with just 10 minutes to go.

The home team never gave up and pushed again, striking the crossbar and post in quick succession. However, the game was put to bed with just five minutes left, courtesy of another swift counter attack which resulted Max Halford empathically rifling the ball into the roof of the net – cue all players, including the substitutes, invading the pitch to celebrate.

The hosts pulled a goal back in injury time but the whistle blew shortly after and marked an incredible result, away from home, against a team who had not beaten at home for more than a year and were current JPL National Cup holders – a true squad effort on the day that, despite the pressure from hosts, saw Sporting victorious. Final score 5-3.

So, after a run of 10 matches and over 200 teams in the hat to start with, it now comes down to the grand final against Dartford (Essex) at the 15,000 capacity Eco-Power Stadium, the home of Doncaster Rovers FC, on Saturday 11th May.

Bromsgrove Sporting Colts U12s

Bromsgrove Sporting Colts U12s were crowned champions three games before the close of the Central Warwickshire Division 7 2023/2024 campaign.

Formed four years ago, they have been successful in lifting six trophies in four seasons, but their main focus is developing young footballers before winning!

Coached and Managed by Stephen Meredith and Paul Brine, all at Bromsgrove Sporting and the Colts are behind them to continue their growth and enjoyment of the game we all love.

Stephen and Paul are looking to recruit additional players as they move to 11-a-side next season. They are supported by PartsPlus Ltd – Ford Motor Company

COMING SOON: Our Colts set-up are very excited to announce they will soon be starting a brand new young player development programme, in association with JG Clinic

– Sunday mornings at Braces Lane
– Boys & Girls aged five and up welcome 
– Qualified coaches 
– Pathway into youth football 
– Fun guaranteed 

To register your interest, please complete the form.

Head to @sportingcoltsfc on Twitter/X for all the latest results and fixtures from our Colts youth set-up.

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GIRLS

Under 18TL 

This week, the girls entertained the league leaders Telford, who haven’t dropped a point yet this season. They were strong and organised, but that didn’t deter the Sporting girls, who were determined to give them a game, even with three of the squad missing.

Sporting started well, defending against probably the best attack in the league and were able to mount a few attacks of their own until the 25th minute mark, when Telford got their first. Unfortunately, there was a collapse and a further four goals were conceded before half time. All the goals came from powerful shots from the edge of the penalty area.

The second half saw Telford put Sporting under tremendous pressure – Bromsgrove managed to withhold them but players were dropping like ninepins. They had to cope with the onslaught for the last 25 minutes with only 10 players, due to another injury. Despite desperate defending, Telford scored four in the last 20 mins, making it 9-0.

The girls should be proud of the way they battled and continued to try to play football against the odds – they look forward to an away trip to Burton Albion this weekend

Sporting Under 9s play Newtown this week and the Under 18MW are away at Broadway.

Bromsgrove are recruiting for next year and players who are in Years 11, 12 & 13 should contact Alan Williams 07786 983 951 if interested.

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