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16th Oct, 2021

'Biggest match in club's history' - Boss delighted as Bromsgrove Sporting draw Grimsby in the FA Cup

Aaron Sutcliffe 4th Oct, 2021 Updated: 4th Oct, 2021

BROMSGROVE Sporting manager Brendan Kelly says the Rouslers’ upcoming clash with Grimsby Town is the ‘biggest game in the club’s history’.

Sporting beat Welwyn Garden City 1-0 at the weekend to secure their place in the fourth qualifying round draw which took place earlier this afternoon.

And Bromsgrove were rewarded with a mouth-watering home tie against National League leaders Grimsby which has been scheduled for Saturday, October 16.

The Rouslers enjoyed a memorable run to the FA Vase semi-finals in 2017/18 but boss Kelly believes this tie tops any previous Sporting encounter.

Kelly said: “We’ll be going for it, it’s at home, for the town and the club – it’s the biggest game in the club’s history.

“It’s probably the biggest game for me as a manager, we’re looking forward to it.

“There’s been some big games in the past but this will rank as the biggest.

“Everyone of my boys will want to be in that squad come the day.

“I’m sure they’ll be upping their performances in the next couple of games to make sure they’re in the squad for the FA Cup game.”

Grimsby were relegated from the Football League last season and have lost just one game this campaign as they look to make an immediate return to League Two.

However, Kelly is not phased by The Mariners standing in the National League table and insists his side will be trying to win the tie from the off.

He added: “It’s at home so we’ll be going for it.

“On paper we’ve got the toughest draw because they’re top of the National League – they won 6-0 against Dover at the weekend.

“It’s a glamorous tie, it’s a great one for us to go and enjoy, in some ways it’s a free hit.”

Teams that advance to the first round proper will receive £9,375 whilst losers will receive £3,125.

The game is set for Saturday, October 16, however, that is subject to change depending on which games are selected for television coverage.

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