BROMSGROVE Sporting made the perfect start to pre-season with a huge 6-1 win away at AFC Birmingham as Blake Kindred scored twice.
Kindred struck twice in the second half after goals from Callum King-Harmes and a trialist put Sporting ahead before Tris Dunkley and David McQuaide sealed an emphatic victory at Illey Lane.
The Midland Football League Division Three side proved no match for Bromsgrove who dominated the opening exchanges with King-Harmes going close.
And the lively winger eventually broke the deadlock on 29 minutes after collecting Luke Rowe’s pass before jinking through the home defence and placing a low shot into the net.
The visitors doubled their lead just before the break when a trialist ran almost half the length of the pitch and fired a powerful effort past the AFC Birmingham goalkeeper.
And Sporting went further ahead when Kindred converted McQuaide’s cross just four minutes into the second half before he doubled his tally for the game just 10 minutes later following a poor clearance.
Birmingham capitalised on a misunderstanding in the Sporting defence to pull a goal back after Rouslers keeper Ollie Taylor was left stranded.
However, Sporting quickly re-established their four-goal lead when Dunkley found the net on 65 minutes.
And Bromsgrove were able to add a sixth goal from the penalty spot, after the referee awarded a spot kick for handball, with McQuaide converting to put the seal on a fine victory.
Sporting are next in action away at Sutton Coldfield Town on Saturday, July 8 with kick-off at 3pm at Coles Lane.