23rd Nov, 2017

Malley and Cowley at the double as Bromsgrove Sporting beat Wolverhampton Sporting Community 7-2

Craig Gibbons 22nd Jul, 2017 Updated: 22nd Jul, 2017

BROMSGROVE Sporting got back to winning ways as they enjoyed a 7-2 victory over Wolverhampton Sporting Community at the Victoria Ground.

After back-to-back defeats to Redditch United and Alvechurch respectively, first half goals from Jason Cowley (2) and Wade Malley (2), as well as an own goal, set the Rouslers on their way in a clinical 45-minute display.

Angelo Franco pulled one back for the West Midlands Premier Division visitors three minutes into the second half before Chrisi Conway and Liam Spink’s penalty made it 7-1.

There was still time left for Wolverhampton to get another as Wes Grey raced through on goal before slotting under Reece Francis in the Sporting goal.

Paul Smith’s men flew out of the blocks this afternoon (Saturday) as they opened the scoring after seven minutes when an unfortunate Mitch Clarke diverted Chris Lloyd’s corner into his own net.

Two minutes later it was 2-0 as Reece Hewitt’s miscued effort made its way to Malley at the back post who could make no mistake from a couple yards away from goal.

With just 12 minutes on the clock, it was 3-0 as Cowley beautifully curled home a free-kick from the edge of the area which came after Hewitt was tumbled during a mazy run.

And four minutes later the Wolverhampton net was bulging again as Lloyd showed great skill to force his way into the area before his low cross was cleverly back-heeled into the goal by Cowley.

As the game approached the half hour mark, a dominant Sporting further extended their advantage when Malley showed great strength to hold off his marker before applying a deft turn to cut inside which allowed him the time and space to grab his second of the game.

In a half which saw the visitors see very little of the ball, Dan Scragg proved to be the liveliest for Wolverhampton and he saw an effort fly over the bar after 36 minutes.

There was some cheer for Wolverhampton, though, just three minutes into the second half as an unmarked Franco was able to divert a long-ball inside the near post to make it 5-1.

The visitors had certainly upped their game following the break but it needed two fine saves from James Gettings to prevent Conway and Robbie Bunn from restoring Sporting’s five-goal advantage after 68 minutes.

However, just seconds later Gettings’ resistance was broken once again when Spink laid the ball into the path of Conway who curled his effort into the far corner with ease.

Sporting were then awarded a penalty after  83 minutes as Spink was clumsily brought down in the area.

Spink converted the penalty he had earned with the help of the inside of the post to make it 7-1.

The goals did not stop there, though, as with two minutes of normal time remaining a neat throughball allowed Wolverhampton’s Grey to race through on goal and he provided the calmest of finishes to slide the ball under the advancing Francis.

Up next for Sporting is a home clash against National League North side Leamington.

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