21st Oct, 2018

Bromsgrove claim cup scalp against Lye

Bromsgrove Editorial 16th Oct, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE Sporting claimed one of their biggest scalps of the season as they stunned Midland Football League Premier outfit Lye Town to progress in the Senior Urn on Tuesday night.

An own goal from Dan Flowers inside the opening minute sent the Rouslers on their way before wrapping the victory up in the second half.

Lye levelled with a penalty from James Spray, but Simon Fitter edged Bromsgrove back in front before Reece Hewitt clinched the win from the spot.

With 14 places between them, Lye were expected to see off their Midland Football League Division opponents, but they gifted the hosts the lead. An innocuous cross from Sean Brain was sliced into the back of the net by Lye defender Flowers

Despite the blow, the home side had the better of the possession and spent more time in the Bromsgrove half. But they failed to get past the back four let alone test Jozsef Jakab between the sticks.

Sporting almost doubled their lead on half hour mark when Brain found himself in a brilliant position in the box, but a sliding tackle from Jack Pearlman took the ball cleanly from his feet.

And Bromsgrove then found themselves on level terms as Aaron Roberts brought down Sam Beasley in the penalty area and Spray dispatched the spot-kick.

After the interval, Lye attempted to plug the Sporting supply lines with closer marking and they should have taken the lead on the 55th minute, but Simon Williams scuffed his shot in front of goal.

This turned out to be a crucial moment as Bromsgrove restored their lead with a sublime free-kick taken by Fitter from around 30 yards out.

Lye continued to have their chances as Tom Overfield missed an easy opportunity with just Jakab to beat. But the home side sealed their win on the 85th minute.

The referee pointed to the spot after Hewitt was fouled and the midfielder then go up and converted it.

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