FOOTBALL - Bromsgrove Sporting earn comeback win at Barwell to advance in FA Cup - The Bromsgrove Standard

FOOTBALL - Bromsgrove Sporting earn comeback win at Barwell to advance in FA Cup

Bromsgrove Editorial 19th Sep, 2023 Updated: 19th Sep, 2023   0

JACK Newell’s second-half header helped Bromsgrove Sporting to a come-from-behind 2-1 win away at divisional rivals Barwell in FA Cup second round qualifying.

Newell completed the comeback after Prince Henry’s first-half goal cancelled out Dan Holman’s opener at Kirkby Road.

Sporting host National League South side Chelmsford City in third round qualifying on Saturday, September 30 with kick-off at 3pm at the Victoria Ground.

Barwell made a bright start as Josh Flanagan’s effort went over the bar in the opening few minutes before Brady Hickey’s powerful header hit the right-hand post.

At the other end, Sporting responded with a couple of chances of their own as Jack Newell and Billy Shaw shot narrowly over the bar.

However, Barwell broke the deadlock on 24 minutes when Holman ran through on goal and placed a cool effort into the bottom left corner from home goalkeeper Harry Griffiths’ clearance.




Sporting went close to a leveller just past the half-hour mark when Shaw’s sensational effort from 25-yards out came back off the crossbar.

And the Rouslers equalised on 32 minutes when Callum King-Harmes found Henry in the box as the striker produced a clinical finish into the bottom right corner from 15-yards out.


Sporting hit the woodwork twice more before the break as both Keanu Cooper and Connor Tee were denied by the frame of the goal.

Bromsgrove stopper Ollie Taylor made an important stop from Flanagan at the start of the second period to keep the scores level before Tee blazed over when well-placed inside the box at the other end.

However, Sporting completed the turnaround on 63 minutes when Newell’s powerful header beat Griffiths in the Barwell goal from Tee’s excellent corner.

Chances were at a premium thereafter as Sporting held on to book their place in the next round of the FA Cup.

Sporting are next in action away at Leamington on Saturday, September 23 with kick-off at 3pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

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