DAN Sweeney’s first-half penalty earned Bromsgrove Sporting a 1-1 draw away at 10-man Barwell as the Rouslers extended their unbeaten run to three matches.
Sweeney scored from the spot after Brady Hickey’s early goal had opened the scoring although the Rouslers failed to make the most of Sid Kerr’s 23rd minute red card at the UK Flooring Direct Stadium.
The result means Sporting sit 11th in the Southern League Premier Central table.
And Bromsgrove thought they had made a dream start when Sweeney put the ball in the net inside the first minute only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.
Sweeney and Ammar Dyer both had efforts saved before Barwell broke the deadlock on 10 minutes when Hickey headed home from Beck-Ray Enoru’s cross.
Shortly after, Brandon Smalley went close for the visitors whilst Ollie Taylor made a fine save at the other end to keep Sporting in the contest.
However, the game swung in Bromsgrove’s favour on 23 minutes when Barwell’s Sid Kerr was sent off after he brought down Sweeney with the striker through on goal.
And Sporting were awarded a penalty just four minutes later when Sweeney stole the ball from Melis
Bushaj and was fouled in the box.
Sweeney duly stepped up to restore parity on 28 minutes with a cool penalty that sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.
And the striker almost turned the game around when his overhead kick attempt went narrowly wide.
Despite their numerical disadvantage, Barwell had the best chance of the second half when Bushaj blazed over from six-yards out.
Bromsgrove are next in action at home to Nuneaton Borough on Saturday, November 19 with kick-off at 3pm at the Victoria Ground.