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FOOTBALL - Sporting's FA Cup game selected for BBC coverage

Aaron Sutcliffe 8th Oct, 2021 Updated: 8th Oct, 2021

THE BBC has confimed it will be showing Bromsgrove Sporting’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie against Grimsby Town live on the BBC Red Button, Sport website and app, and iPlayer.

 

A new kick-off time of 12:30pm has been agreed for the Saturday, October 16 clash as Sporting aim to reach the first round proper for the first time in their history.

 

Sporting are two leagues below Grimsby – who are currently top of the National League table and were only relegated out of the Football League last season.

 

Bromsgrove are yet to concede in their three FA Cup matches this term having beaten Loughborough University (2-0), Worksop Town (6-0) and Welywyn Garden City (1-0).

 

Grismby reached the third round of the competition back in 2018/19 and have gone as far as the semi-finals on two separate occasions.

 

Sporting boss Brendan Kelly labelled the game “the biggest in the club’s history” following the draw earlier this week.

 

Details regarding tickets for Bromsgrove against Grismby can be found here.

 

Sporting’s Biggest Games

 

Since the club was formed back in 2009, it has been a whirlwind ride for the Rouslers faithful.

 

Arguably, the most important game in Bromsgrove’s history was their very first home match at the Victoria Ground – a resounding 7-0 win against Greenhill in front of 458 fans.

 

That came back in November 2010 and the Rouslers have since gone on to enjoy five promotions and three cup triumphs.

 

Sporting enjoyed a remarkable campaign in 2017/18 – going the whole season unbeaten whilst also reaching the semi-finals of the FA Vase.

 

Despite losing out 2-1 on aggregate to Cleethorpes Town – Sporting boasted a record crowd of 3,349 fans for the home leg.

 

And if any game can top either leg of the FA Vase semi-finals it might just be Sporting’s crazy 4-3 win against Corby Town in the Southern Football League Division One Central play-off final.

 

Despite falling behind, Bromsgrove surrendered a two-goal lead in the second-half which took the game to extra-time.

 

However, Kieren Westwood’s 104th minute strike secured Sporting’s third promotion in as many seasons and led to a memorable pitch invasion from the 3,000 strong crowd at the Victoria Ground.

 

After their last two campaigns were cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bromsgrove will be itching to show what they are capable of when Grimsby roll into town.

 

The action kicks-off at 12:30pm next Saturday, October 16 at the Victoria Ground.

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