BROMSGROVE SPORTING suffered a heavy defeat away at Coalville Town after Tom Taylor’s second-half red card proved costly.
Having kept their opponents at bay until the break, Taylor was dismissed for two bookings on 52 minutes.
And the defender’s red card allowed Coalville to take advantage as they struck four times after the hour mark to condemn Sporting to back-to-back defeats.
The result leaves Bromsgrove in 17th place in the Southern League Premier Central table, just four points clear of the drop zone.
Both teams struggled to create chances in the first half with Jordan Goddard shooting over from a good position and Eliot Putman blazing over for the hosts.
Sporting felt Coalville’s Putman should have been dismissed for bringing down Joe Willis when he appeared to be the last man early in the second half.
And the Rouslers were then reduced to 10-men themselves when Taylor was booked for a tackle on Luke Shaw having earlier been cautioned for a late challenge on Tom McGlinchey.
Taylor’s dismissal led to a wave of Coalville pressure as Ollie Taylor produced a stunning save to tip Kian Taylor’s effort over the bar before Joe Doyle-Charles smashed an effort against the woodwork.
And the home side eventually found a way through on 62 minutes when Shaw finished from close range from Tim Berridge’s ball across the box.
From there, the floodgates opened, as Coalville doubled their lead just three minutes later when K. Taylor slotted home from McGlinchey’s pass
And Bromsgrove’s misery was compounded when Coalville added a third goal on 67 minutes as Billy Kee tapped home.
The home side completed the scoring on 85 minutes when captain Steve Towers struck from Putman’s cross.
Gavin Hurren’s Rouslers almost scored a consolation goal late on only for Jamie Molyneux’s effort from inside the box to be blocked.
Sporting are next in action at home to Lowestoft Town on Saturday, January 29 with kick-off at 3pm at the Victoria Ground.