Report sourced by Max Banner
BROMSGROVE Sporting suffered their fifth straight defeat in all competitions after losing 4-0 against league leaders Peterborough Sports at the Victoria Ground last weekend.
Brendan Kelly’s side have endured a difficult run of fixtures – having played three of the league’s top four sides in each of their last three league matches.
And an early brace from Peterborough skipper Richard Jones was added to by late efforts from Joshua McCammon and Dan Jarvis to extend Sporting’s losing run to five matches.
Bromsgrove’s misery was compound in injury-time when Josh Dugmore was sent off after picking up a second yellow card.
The result leaves the Rouslers in 16th place in the Southern League Central table as they look to regroup ahead of their clash with Ilkeston Town in the FA Trophy this coming weekend.
Sporting could not have wished for a worse start when Jones headed in after just five minutes from Dan Lawlor’s corner.
And the centre-back doubled his tally on 14 minutes when he volleyed home Johnny Herd’s long throw to leave Bromsgrove in danger of another heavy defeat.
Kelly’s men had goalkeeper Aaron Clayton to thank for keeping them in the contest when he made a superb one-handed save to keep out Jordan Nicholson’s effort.
Bromsgrove’s best chance of the half came through Dugmore when his free-kick whistled narrowly over as the visitors went into the break with a two-goal cushion.
The Rouslers searched for a way back into the game when Dugmore saw his effort blocked before Cody Fisher’s header was pushed away by Sports keeper Lewis Moat.
Peterborough then put the game to bed on 78 minutes when substitute McCammon unleashed a stunning effort into the top corner off the underside of the bar from outside of the penalty area.
Sporting came close to reducing the deficit when Miro Pais struck the post from 25-yards out before the visitors completed the scoring with 10 minutes left to play.
Midfielder Jarvis comfortably slotted past Clayton to net Peterborough’s fourth before Dugmore saw red in the dying moments after an altercation with Nicholson.
Sporting are next in action against Ilkeston Town on Saturday, October 30 in the FA Trophy with kick-off at 3pm at the Victoria Ground.