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FOOTBALL - Sporting climb out of relegation zone with vital win at Barwell

Aaron Sutcliffe 28th Mar, 2022 Updated: 30th Mar, 2022

CALLUM EBANKS scored twice as Bromsgrove Sporting climbed out of the relegation zone with a vital 3-2 win away at Barwell.

Ebanks struck twice in the second period to hand Bromsgrove the points after Josh Quaynor had opened the scoring as the Rouslers brought an end to their five-game losing run at Kirkby Road.

The result means Sporting now sit 18th in the Southern League Premier Central table, one point and one place outside of the relegation zone.

And the visitors made the perfect start when Quaynor found the top-left corner with a sumptuous free-kick after just two minutes to end Sporting’s 366-minute goal drought.

Jamie Molyneux and Will Shorrock both failed to trouble Max Bramley in the Barwell goal before William Edjenguele headed narrowly over at the other end.

And Barwell drew level on 17 minutes when Ben Stephens scored from the penalty spot after Sporting goalkeeper Ollie Taylor caught the striker’s heels as he chased a ball into the box.

Sporting were dealt a blow just past the half hour mark when defender Charlie Wise tore a ligament and had to be stretchered from the field after falling awkwardly with Michael McGrath introduced for his second Rouslers debut.

Barwell were awarded another penalty shortly before half time when Dom Perkins was adjudged to have fouled Stephens in the box, despite the forward appearing to go to ground slightly easily, only for Taylor to make a fine save and punch the ball behind for a corner.

The Rouslers reclaimed the lead on 59 minutes when Ebanks headed home from Will Shorrock’s inch-perfect corner only for Barwell to equalise on 69 minutes when Brady Hickey finished from Stephens’ cross.

However, Bromsgrove led for a third time on 72 minutes when Ebanks scored his second header of the match from Quaynor’s delightful cross to secure just their second away win of the season.

Sporting boss Gavin Hurren said: “This is a tremendous result for the Bromsgrove Sporting family and I would like to thank all the travelling fans who have given us so much support today.”

Bromsgrove are next in action away at Peterborough Sports on Tuesday, March 29 with kick-off at 7.45pm at the Bee Arena.

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