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Hednesford humbled by "complete performance"

Ben Tyler 17th Oct, 2019

BRENDAN Kelly says his Bromsgrove Sporting side put in the “complete performance” in Tuesday night’s thumping victory over then league leaders Hednesford Town.

Kieren Westwood’s first-half strike set the Rouslers on the road to victory, one which was secured by goals from Nathan Hayward, Mike Taylor and Richard Gregory after the break.

“Things could be clicking into place in regards to putting away our chances”, said Kelly.

“We had that cloud over us at home in giving away sloppy goals, but it was a very complete performance from us on Tuesday night.

“There was a lot of character shown from the lads after two points late on at the weekend.

“Hednesford had only conceded nine before last night and then we go and put four past them, we were strong and physical and fully deserved the win.”

Tom Elliott had the first chance of the game, curling a 20-yard attempt onto the top of Tony Breeden’s crossbar six minutes into the game.

With the next chance that came, falling the way of the hosts, the ball was found in the back of the net.

Mike Taylor demonstrated typical brute strength to hold up the ball, before feeding the ball into Will Shorrock, who subsequently picked out Westwood to finish into the corner from six yards out.

Breeden had to be alert to ensure Bromsgrove stayed in front at the break, making a low stop to keep out Ben Bailey’s drilled strike.

Three minutes after the restart, the Sporting keeper was then called into action, albeit down the other end to take a penalty following a foul on Shorrock – only to see his penalty kept out by opposite number Daniel Platt.

Hayward bailed out his teammate seven minutes later in fine style, planting a sumptuous volley into the corner from Shorrock’s cross to double the lead.

It wasn’t long before Taylor found the net to continue his fine scoring start to life as a Rousler, dispatching from a tight angle to pile further misery on the visitors.

Hednesford enjoyed a period of attacking pressure, but to no avail as Breeden kept out attempts from Tom Fry and Brad Wells.

Gregory put the seal on the three points with six minutes of play remaining, drilling the ball low and hard into the corner from Shorrock’s lay off – his third assist of the night.

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