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FOOTBALL - Bromsgrove Sporting suffer Easter defeats

Bromsgrove Editorial 2nd Apr, 2024 Updated: 4th Apr, 2024   0

TIM Flowers wants his Bromsgrove Sporting players to finish the season strongly after the Rouslers suffered back-to-back Easter defeats.

Sporting lost 2-1 at home against AFC Telford United on Easter Monday after losing 1-0 away at Coalville Town two days earlier.

Despite the defeats, Sporting need just one more win from their remaining four league matches to secure their Southern League Premier Central status.

Flowers said: “We got our noses in front and deservedly so, we played well but when you analyse the two goals – they can’t happen – it’s nuts and bolts of football.

“I thought the players ran their socks off, we got into numerous decent positions and we’re guilty of the quality not being quite good enough.

“When a manager comes in with 11 games to go, you’ve got to get your message across really quickly and get everybody to believe in it and every single player has done that.

“We’ve got four games to go, under my watch there’s no chance we’re going to become a circus act for the next four weeks, I want to us to play proper honest football.

“We are improving, it could be so much better if we had a little bit more game intelligence and leadership, we want to finish this season as strongly as we possibly can.”

Against promotion hopefuls Telford, Sporting broke the deadlock on 34 minutes when Nathan Blissett rounded Bucks goalkeeper Brandon Hall before finishing into an empty net.

And the Rouslers almost doubled their lead as Hall superbly tipped Billy Shaw’s effort from 20-yards out onto the post.

However, Telford equalised on the stroke of half time when Remi Walker scored a well-taken goal to send the teams in level at the break at the Victoria Ground.

And the visitors completed the turnaround four minutes from time as Jared Hodgkiss headed a cross into the bottom corner.

That came after Sporting slipped to a narrow defeat at Coalville’s as Tom McGlinchey’s 33rd minute strike proved decisive at the Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium.

Bromsgrove are next in action away at Alvechurch on Saturday, April 6 with kick-off at 3pm at Lye Meadow.


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