18th Nov, 2019

INSIDE VIEW - Richard Gregory's Bromsgrove Sporting Column

Ben Tyler 11th Oct, 2019

Bromsgrove Sporting skipper Richard Gregory writes for The Standard in his weekly column, providing his thoughts on Saturday’s stunning victory at AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Saturday’s trip to Hitchin Town.


AFTER scoring 13 goals in our last two games and winning them both, there is a lot of positivity around the club – and so there should be.

We talked about how football is full of fine margins at times before AFC Rushden and Diamonds, and how we have not been far away in terms of overall performance and goals.

So if everything clicked for us then we were confident that a big scoreline could be on the cards, and that’s exactly what happened.

Mikey Taylor coming in has boosted our forward line. He could not have started his career at Bromsgrove any better after joining from Stourbridge and long may it continue.

Although Bedworth brought a young side in the League Cup game last week, you can only beat what’s in front of you and a win for us was really important, as our home results and performances just haven’t been there this season.

In Saturday’s match, Rushden and Diamonds finished with nine men, but for half the game they had 11 and you could see that we were still a real threat all game and caused them problems.

If a team goes down to nine men, it’s easy to take your foot off the pedal, but we were ruthless and to score eight was very pleasing – it also makes our goal difference a lot better.

We know that football can be a funny game, so although our last two wins have given us plenty of confidence, it’s very important we don’t get complacent when we travel to Hitchin Town on Saturday.

Their league position may be a bit false, they have some dangerous players and like us, they may feel they should certainly have more points on the board.

We all trained on Thursday night ready for Saturday, which is also Non-League Day.

Hitchin is a nice part of the world so I ask as many of our fans to travel down in numbers and keep up the fantastic support that they give us week in, week out.


Be sure to follow the Bromsgrove Sporting captain @rich_gregoryx and stay up-to-date with ongoings at the club @SportingFC on Twitter.

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