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FOOTBALL - Impressive Bromsgrove Rovers AFC tame high-flying Lions

Aaron Sutcliffe 20th Dec, 2023 Updated: 20th Dec, 2023   0

TOM Hill scored twice as 10-man Bromsgrove Rovers AFC romped to an impressive 4-1 win against high-flying Midland Lions.

Hill opened the scoring and later restored Rovers’ lead in the first half before Charlie Rowe and Keian Savage came off the bench to seal the points at South Bromsgrove High School.

And the result means Bromsgrove sit sixth in the Birmingham and District League Division Three table.

Rovers broke the deadlock on 13 minutes when Hill applied the finishing touch after the Lions goalkeeper spilled the ball into the striker’s path.

However, the visitors equalised on 23 minutes as Kasib Ghalib produced a confident finish from inside the box before the same player hit the crossbar soon after following a scramble in the box.

Rovers restored their lead on the stroke of half time as Hill grabbed his second of the game, rising highest to head home a corner at the back post.

And Hill spurned a glorious chance to complete his hat-trick at the start of the second period as the striker uncharacteristically shot wide when one-on-one with the keeper.

At the other end, Rovers goalkeeper George Harris made a superb reaction save to keep the home side in front.

The home side eventually extended their lead on 72 minutes as substitute Rowe found the net with a sweetly struck shot to all but secure the points.

However, Rovers lost Reiss Robinson to a red card in the closing stages following a tangle with an opposition player.

Despite playing with a man less, Rovers completed the scoring on 88 minutes when Savage went on a trademark run before finding the net as the home side sealed their fourth straight win in all competitions.


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