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FOOTBALL - Clayton stars in Sporting stalemate at Royston

Aaron Sutcliffe 6th Dec, 2021 Updated: 7th Dec, 2021

AARON Clayton made a series of fine saves as Bromsgrove Sporting were held to a goalless draw at Royston Town to remain unbeaten in the league under new boss Gavin Hurren.

 

Sporting were indebted to Clayton’s heroics between the sticks – most notably keeping out Bruno Tavares when one-on-one in the first-half.

 

The Rouslers thought they had snatched the points when Connor Taylor found the net only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.

 

And the draw means Bromsgrove sit 14th in the Southern League Premier Central table and are now five games unbeaten since Hurren took charge last month.

 

The hosts created several chances in the first-half with Clayton superbly denying Tavares in the opening quarter of an hour before the latter hit the crossbar shortly after.

 

Royston skipper Adam Murray then spurned a golden chance to break the deadlock when he hit the post from six-yards out.

 

Bromsgrove’s best chance of the half fell to Jamie Molyneux who could only shoot straight at Royston keeper Dimitris Kyriatzis.

 

However, the Rouslers did have the ball in the net on 58 minutes when Taylor struck with the striker’s effort ruled out for offside.

 

Clayton came to Sporting’s rescue again in the closing stages when he tipped Scott Bridges free-kick wide before he made a sprawling save with his legs to keep out Brandan Adams in the final five minutes.

 

The Rouslers are next in action away at Pershore Town on Tuesday, December 7 in the quarter-finals of the Worcestershire Senior Cup with kick-off at 7:45pm at the Community Stadium.

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