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INSIDE VIEW - Rousler centurion Richard Gregory talks Banbury, Evesham and 100 appearances

Ben Tyler 5th Feb, 2020

Bromsgrove Sporting’s Richard Gregory writes for The Standard in his weekly column, reflecting on recent results against Banbury United and Evesham United, and looks ahead to potentially making his 100th appearance for the club against Lowestoft Town on Saturday.

SATURDAY saw us make the short trip to Banbury, where we needed a response from the Coalville loss.

Not only was it a bad result, but we didn’t play well and being completely honest we haven’t been happy with how we’ve played on the whole in the last few weeks.

We knew it was going to be tough, Banbury don’t lose many at home and it’s a difficult place to go, but it was one of our best performances in terms of hard work, desire, determination and a real will to get the all-important three points.

Every single player put a shift in and getting that first goal was vital. I thought as a team we defended brilliantly and were worthy of the points at the end of the game.

On Monday night we traveled to Evesham in the Worcestershire Senior Cup for a semi-final which again was important to us.

When you play football, no matter what competition you’re in, you want to win. You want to get to cup finals and again we were brilliant.

We were ruthless in front of goal, worked hard and again looked solid defensively. No disrespect to Evesham, as they have some good players, but you could tell we just had too much for them.

Looking forward to Saturday, we welcome Lowestoft to the VG – a long journey for them – but it will be business as usual for us as another three points is up for grabs.

We’ll be doing all we can to maintain our form from the last two games to keep our promotion target on track.

Earlier in the week, I was told that if selected, that this game will be my 100th appearance for the club, something I am very proud of.

The two years at this fantastic club have been the best of my career, on and off the pitch.

I’ve met some friends here that I will have for life and have good relationships with the chairman, director of football, management team, players – past and present – and of course the best fans in non-league.

It is an honour to captain this club as we climb through the non-league pyramid and I will continue to give my all for as long as I’m here.

See you all on Saturday, get behind us and get the Shed End rocking!


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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