September 25th, 2016

FT: Bromsgrove 3-0 Stafford

FT: Bromsgrove 3-0 Stafford FT: Bromsgrove 3-0 Stafford
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Bromsgrove Sporting Home Team
Stafford Town Away Team
Victoria Ground Kick Off: 15:00pm
Updated: 4:50 pm, Mar 19, 2016

Standard reporter Craig Gibbons brings you live coverage of Bromsgrove Sporting’s Midland League Division One clash against Stafford Town.

Live Coverage

  • 16:47


    And that's that! Despite a poor first half performance from the Rouslers, they battled hard and come away as easy 3-0 winners. Thanks for following.
  • 16:41
    Heading into the final stage of the game now and Sporting are well in control. Coventry United are beating Studley 1-0 so as it stands, Sporting will remain four points clear at the top of the Division One table.
  • 16:35


    GOALLLL!!! Will Tibbetts gets on the scoresheet as he pokes home from close range after collecting Connor Collins' cut-back.
  • 16:32


    GOALLLL!!!! Sporting go 2-0 up. Fantastic pace from Nathan Walker to carve through the Stafford defence before squaring for Collins who finally gets his goal.
  • 16:30
    Inside the final 20 minutes and Sporting lead 1-0. With Coventry United and Studley still 0-0, while Nuneaton Griff are beating Cadbury Athletic 2-0, this could be an important result going into Wednesday's fixture.
  • 16:26


    GOAL!!!! Sam Wills lashes home a wonderful drive from the edge of the area that goes in off the post.
  • 16:24


    Luke Dugmore comes off for Liam Spink.
  • 16:23
    Fans getting increasingly frustrated as Reece Hewitt cannot make the most of a good position.
  • 16:19
    CLOSE AGAIN! Sporting almost take the lead but Will Tibbetts diverts Luke Dugmore's cross agonisingly wide.
  • 16:17
    Just before that substitution, Stafford wasted a good opportunity to take the lead as poor play at the back saw Oliver Mannoocherhri capitalise and play in Don Jones but he pulled his effort wide.
  • 16:15


    Sporting substitution. Sean Brain and Jack Wilson make way for Kyle Turner and Will Tibbetts.
  • 16:13


    Yellow cards for Sam Wills and Ryan Bell.
  • 16:12
    Sporting probing and getting ever closer to hitting the target. Wonder how much longer Stafford can hold on?
  • 16:09


    CLOSE! Simon Fitter's free-kick is deflected just wide with Richard Stone going the other way.
  • 16:06
    Better from Sporting as Reece Hewitt marches his way through the Stafford defence before finding Sean Brain but he curls his effort just wide of the mark.
  • 16:04
    Sam Wills gets the first shot of the second half for Sporting after collecting Connor Collins' flick-on but the shot it tame and is easily saved by Richard Stone.
  • 16:01


    Second half underway! Can Sporting find a way through this well-drilled Stafford defence.
  • 15:46


    Half-time here and it's 0-0. Sporting not having the luck of the ball and Connor Collins has wasted several chances to put the Rouslers ahead. However, Stafford have remained a stubborn outfit and deserve credit for their first half performance.
  • 15:44
    Heading towards half-time here at the Victoria Ground and Stafford still remain solid at the back. Sporting increasingly getting frustrated. One minute to go.
  • 15:39
    Sporting lucky at the back once again. More defensive mix-ups almost allow Stafford in but their reactions are lacking and Chris Jay collects.
  • 15:36
    Sporting still continuing with their struggles to break down this stubborn Stafford Town outfit. But, all credit to Stafford but they offer very little up front. Certainly came with a plan to put bodies behind the ball.
  • 15:33
    CHANCE! From Sam Wills' corner, an unmarked Reece Hewitt heads narrowly wide for Sporting. Still 0-0.
  • 15:31


    Sporting's Sean Brain gets booked for a nothing challenge. Bit harsh as it was his first tackle of the game.
  • 15:28
    Connor Collins just cannot get on the scoresheet as desperate defending keeps it 0-0.
  • 15:24
    Stafford continue to frustrate Sporting as Reece Hewitt tries to do it all himself but he gets tackled and the ball is sent back up field.
  • 15:20
    Sean Brain almost gets on the end of an inch-perfect throughball from Connor Collins but Richard Stone races out of his goal to colllect.
  • 15:19
    Let off for Sporting! Chris Jay saves from Craig Hulme after latching on to Don Jones' throughball.
  • 15:15
    Stafford resorting to shooting from distance but Craig Hulme sees his effort comfortably saved by Chris Jay.
  • 15:14
    Sporting to continue to pile on the pressure but Stafford remain a stubborn outfit to break down. Sense a goal will come soon.
  • 15:11
    Speculative effort from Chris Morris who tries a half-way line Rooney-esque volley but Chris Jay saves with ease.
  • 15:09
    CHANCE! Connor Collins should have put Sporting 1-0 up! After finding himself in acres of space in the box, he drags the shot wide with a whole goal to aim at. Stafford Town let off easily there.
  • 15:06
    CROSSBAR! Sporting's Reece Hewitt hits the crossbar from close range after collecting Sean Brain's cross from the left.
  • 15:04
    Luke Dugmore almost puts Sporting ahead as he charges down Chris Morris' clearance but Richard Stone saves low down.
  • 15:01
    Sporting having some joy down the right with Sean Brain and Reece Hewitt but Stafford stand firm and win another free kick. From the free-kick, Craig Hulme gets the first shot off for Stafford but Chris Jay saves well.
  • 15:00
    Sporting dominating the possession so far but concede a free-kick on the halfway line.
  • 14:59


    And we're off! Sporting get us underway at the Victoria Ground.
  • 14:52
    As expected, nowhere near the crowd size of the game against Coventry United but the Sporting faithful are still out in their numbers to get behind their team. Just under 10 minutes to go until kick-off!
  • 14:48
    Last meeting between the two sides came back on August 22 when Sporting ran out comfortable 2-0 winners courtesy of a double from Simon Fitter - who coincidentally is in the Sporting line-up today. Ahead of a tough away trip to title hopefuls Nuneaton Griff on Wednesday night, victory today would give the Rouslers some momentum going into that game.
  • 14:43
    That's the team news for today's game. Following last weekend's 4-2 victory over their title rivals Coventry United, can Sporting maintain their four-point lead at the top with a win over lowly Stafford Town? Kick-off is just moments away!
  • 14:42


    Richard Stone (GK), Ryan Bell, Troy Hewitt, Grant Winwood (C), Harry Bowers, Chris Morris, Don Jones, Tom Vaughan, Malaki Norford, Craig Hulme, Oliver Mannoocherhri. Subs: Tom Bowers, Abdoulaziz Benga, Tom Cawkwell, George Watton.
  • 14:39


    Chirs Jay (GK), Aaron Roberts, Jake Willcox, Luke Dugmore, Craig Jones (C), Simon Fitter, Jack Wilson, Reece Hewitt, Connor Collins, Sam Wills, Sean Brain. Subs: Brendan Kelly, Will Tibbetts, Liam Spink, Kyle Turner, Umit Eminoglu.