FOOTBALL - Sporting end year with draw at Stourbridge - The Bromsgrove Standard

FOOTBALL - Sporting end year with draw at Stourbridge

Aaron Sutcliffe 4th Jan, 2023 Updated: 5th Jan, 2023   0

AMMAR Dyer’s late goal rescued a point for Bromsgrove Sporting as the Rouslers came from behind to draw 1-1 with Stourbridge on Boxing Day.

Dyer struck with seven minutes left to play after Alex Moore had opened the scoring for the home side in first half injury time at the War Memorial Athletic Ground.

The result means Sporting sit 10th in the Southern League Premier Central table having lost just one of their last eight matches.

Former Sporting captain Leon Broadhurst was in the Stourbridge dugout whilst Rouslers favourites Jason Cowley and Joel Kettle both started for the home side.

Stourbridge started the better of the two teams as Obinna Anaebonam and Reece King both went close before Cowley twice fired narrowly over the crossbar as he looked to haunt his former club.

Sporting began to assert themselves and dominated the midfield battle but were unable to find a way through despite forcing a number of corners in quick succession.

The home side eventually broke the deadlock in first half injury time when Moore fired a low effort into the bottom right corner past Ollie Taylor from Dexter Walters’ pinpoint cross.

And the Glassboys had numerous chances to double their lead after the break as Moore and Cowley spurned golden opportunities before Taylor made a sensational double save to keep Sporting in the contest.

The visitors made Stourbridge pay for those missed chances on 83 minutes when Dyer picked out the top left corner from Ryan Edmunds’ cross after Dan Sweeney failed to connect with the ball which ran through to the goalscorer.

Both teams went close to finding a winner as Sweeney’s audacious lob from close to the halfway line drifted wide before Taylor parried Reece Styche’s effort at the other end as the game finished all square.

Sporting are next in action away at Hitchin Town on Saturday, January 7 with kick-off at 3pm at Top Field.

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