BROMSGROVE Sporting FC Director Phil Baker has issued a rallying call to fans ahead of the club’s big match with Nuneaton Griff in the FA Vase on Saturday (November 1).
And the match could not have come at a better time for The Rouslers who are on a nine-game unbeaten run which includes seven wins. They are currently 5th in the Midland Football League Division 1, just four points off the leaders with two games in hand.
Mr Baker said the club usually had crowds of between 200 and 400 for home games, which was pretty impressive for the level of football played at the Victoria Ground.
But, he added, it was disappointing when the population of Bromsgrove, depending on where the boundaries were drawn, was between 20,000 and 30,000.
He told The Standard: “Many of our supporters are regulars who come to every match regardless of the weather and the opposition but we do get a steady flow of new spectators who often tell us how much they enjoy watching games at the Victoria Ground at a fraction of the price of Premier League matches.
“We also get a number of youngsters bringing their parents along, who are then able to wander around the ground not having to sit still for two hours and enjoy the offerings of our snack bar.”
He said this Saturday’s match was a big game for the club, especially with a Wembley final on offer for the teams which did make it through another eight rounds.
“We feel sure there are plenty of football fans out there who would thoroughly enjoy what we have on offer here and this Saturday’s match would be a good opportunity to come and see non-league football at its best.
“It’s surely better than DIY or wandering around soulless shopping malls,” he said.
The FA Vase encounter between Bromsgrove Sporting and Nuneaton Griff kicks off on Saturday (November 1) at 3pm.