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INSIDE VIEW - Richard Gregory's Bromsgrove Sporting post-Corby Town column

Ben Tyler 27th Mar, 2019

Bromsgrove Sporting skipper Richard Gregory writes for The Standard in his weekly column, providing his thoughts on the vital win over Corby Town and THAT goal from Jason Cowley.

Saturday as you all know couldn’t have been hyped up anymore than it was.

It was a real big one for us as we continued to do all we can to keep the pressure on Peterborough.

Dropping points is not an option for us, we need to win every single game we have remaining.

It was never going to be easy, as Corby had beaten us twice already this season.

But we were confident going into it, we all trained well and worked on what we were going to do in order to win the game.

We played with a real high tempo from the off and me and the lads certainly sensed that Corby were there for the taking.

To go in 1-0 up at halftime was deserved – us scoring a minute before half time would have been a blow to them.

We had to make sure we started the second-half the same and I felt we did exactly that.

To eventually get the second goal was pleasing but we did make it hard for ourselves in the last few minutes by conceding, but felt we were worthy winners.

Jason’s goal was simply magical – to score a goal like that in any game is brilliant, but to do it in a big game made it that little bit more special.

I was happy for Pykey (John Pykett) to get his goal as well, it’s hard when you’re on the bench every week but his attitude is first class.

If you’re a left back and you’ve had Charlie Dowd running at you for an hour or so, the last thing you need is Pykey coming on and doing exactly the same.

What made the result even better was to win in front of the crowd, I might sound like a broken record but the support is amazing, to get over 1,500 fans at step 4 of non-league is just fantastic.

Thank you to everyone who came to watch and cheer us on, it means everything to us.

We look forward to Didcot now on Saturday, again another big test for us.

They don’t lose many at home and they will certainly feel like they owe us one.

As long as we prepare right, I’m sure we will get the result required in our title challenge.

Hope to see you down in Oxfordshire in your numbers again to cheer the boys on.


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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