FOOTBALL - Bromsgrove Sporting 3-1 Halesowen Town - The Bromsgrove Standard

FOOTBALL - Bromsgrove Sporting 3-1 Halesowen Town

Aaron Sutcliffe 26th Sep, 2023 Updated: 27th Sep, 2023   0

CONOR Tee’s thunderbolt helped Bromsgrove Sporting secure their first home win of the season with a come from behind victory against Halesowen Town.

Tee completed a first-half turnaround with a stunning strike from distance, after Miro Pais equalised, before setting up Callum King-Harmes late on in front of 1,346 spectators at the Victoria Ground.

Victory brings an end to Sporting’s four-game losing run at home while the Rouslers also inflicted a first defeat of the season on former boss Paul Smith’s Halesowen side.

However, Sporting made the worst possible start when McKauley Manning’s flicked header beat Ollie Taylor in the Rouslers goal after just six minutes.

That came after Miracle Okafor beat the offside trap and Sporting keeper Taylor to a loose ball before curling a shot over the crossbar.

However, Sporting drew level following a superb counter attack on 25 minutes when Pais produced a cool finish at the back post from King-Harmes square ball.

And the Rouslers completed a sensational turnaround on the half-hour mark when Tee’s stunning strike from 30-yards out dipped in off the crossbar.

Sporting keeper Taylor made a crucial save at the end of the first half to keep out Manning’s shot after the Halesowen man slalomed his way into the box.

The home side went agonisingly close to a third goal at the start of the second half when Pais’s chip came back off the crossbar from Aksum White’s through ball.

Halesowen almost drew level later in the half as Okafor sent a header a couple of yards wide when left unmarked at the back post.

Chances were at a premium in the second half as Sporting substitute Gustavo Sanches fired wide from distance.

However, Sporting made sure of the points with nine minutes left to play when King-Harmes ran from inside his own half and exchanged passes with Tee before blasting a shot through the goalkeeper and into the net.

Halesowen nearly reduced the deficit at the death as substitute Simeon Cobourne drilled a fierce effort inches wide of the left-hand post as Sporting saw out nine minutes of additional time to secure an impressive victory.


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