Bromsgrove Sporting midfielder Robbie Bunn writes for The Standard in his weekly column and reflects on the results over the Bank Holiday weekend.
IT WAS a very disappointing result on Saturday away at Coventry Sphinx apart from a decent half-hour when we went down to ten men.
Overall we performed well under par and got turned over.
However, the least said about it the better!
Monday gave us a huge chance to turn a bad start to the weekend into a good one with the challenge of local rivals Highgate United.
The first-half started very cagey with the visitors throwing a huge amount of physical pressure onto our back line which was dealt with superbly by a very strong back four selected by boss Paul Smith.
However, another weak goal meant we hit the interval a goal down as we looked around for some inspiration to get us going.
That inspiration came in bucket loads at half-time with the boss and Bren (Kelly) throwing some well-needed boosts around the dressing room before making the changes that turned the game in our favour.
John Pykett came on alongside Joe Ward who were both magnificent in the second-half, changing the dynamics and giving us an outlet on the right-hand side and masses of creativity through the middle.
Joe brought us level and was causing all sorts of problems when picking up the ball in between lines on all areas of the pitch.
The game looked to be settled with both sides taking home a point when Tugga (Reece Hewitt) latched onto Sammy Wills’ parried shot and smashed home from a few yards out to sen the Shedenders into party mode and steal all three points for us.
There’s no better way to win than a last minute winner against a local rival so naturally that, alongside more exciting signings, has given the boys some confidence bouncing into another home game Saturday against Rocester.