Bromsgrove Sporting midfielder Robbie Bunn writes for The Standard in his weekly column and reflects on the FA Vase epic with Coventry United.
THE FIRST game against Coventry United was one of those days where I felt we had done more than enough to win the game but just could not find that goal to win it!
Overall it was very frustrating, but the only positive was that we had the chance to put that to bed on Wednesday night over at Coventry in the replay.
The first half was excellent from all the lads, showing the desire and the energy to follow out the game plan that the gaffer had put in place.
But the second half was the total opposite, playing against the wind and a very hungry Coventry side.
We conceded three goals from crosses and the game was level.
I must mention Reece Francis here who again was outstanding in the second half, producing some top-drawer saves to keep us in the game and allowing us the opportunity to grab what I felt we had deserved over the two games.
Extra time was a stalemate meaning penalties would again be the deciding factor in a goal fest of a cup tie.
It was Shakka (Francis) again who came up with the goods with some great penalty saves and Max Loveridge stepped up to put us in the next round.
The lads are all delighted to be through and now look forward to the next tie against another good side over in Wisbech!
But for now the focus is back to our ‘bread and butter’ league campaign, with some big, big games coming up over the festive period.