JOSH QUAYNOR believes Bromsgrove Sporting’s luck will change after they could not make the extra-man advantage count against Sporting Khalsa at the weekend.
Robbie Bunn gave Paul Smith’s men a 26th-minute lead on Saturday but within a matter of moments the Willenhall side were level when David Meese capitalised on poor defending from a free-kick to tap home from close range.
Khalsa’s Mensah Kinch was then sent off midway through the second half for a second yellow card but the Rouslers could not capitalise as a string of fine saves from Sam Arnold ensured the visitors snatched a share of the spoils.
Quaynor himself had a chance to net the winner late on but he dragged his effort wide of the mark from inside the area.
“In the end we edged the game but a few missed chances, including from myself, cost us the win,” said Quaynor.
“A draw was a not a fair result but we will take the point.
“Since the start of the season the luck has not fell for us at the right time.
“We are making little silly mistakes which teams are taking advantage of with a goal here and there.
“It is important we just keep going and play at our best and eventually the luck will come.”
Khalsa started brightly with Craig Bannister seeing a close-range free-kick well saved by Brendan Bunn inside five minutes.
Bunn then had to be at his best to push Liam Holt’s free-kick over the bar moments later as Khalsa asserted their dominance.
However, against the run of play Sporting took the lead.
Bunn cut inside from the right and drilled a left-footed shot which took a horrible deflection to send Arnold the wrong way and give the hosts the advantage.
That lead lasted a matter of moments though, as Meese drew Ian Rowe’s side level.
A free-kick from the right-hand side caused mayhem in the Sporting penalty area before the loose ball fell to Khalsa’s No.11 who prodded home from close range as the sides went into the break level.
After the interval, Reece Hewitt saw a shot deflect behind before Bunn’s piledriver from the edge of the area from the resulting corner was expertly pushed away by Arnold.
Kinch was then given his marching orders for a late tackle on Quaynor but Sporting could not make the most of having the extra man.
Arnold produced two world class saves to deny Connor Deards and Liam Spink with his legs before getting down quick to stop Sam Wills’ swerving shot from finding the back of the net in the dying moments as Khalsa clung on for a point.
“We are working on our moments of sloppiness in training,” Quaynor said.
“Sometimes it is a lack of communication and people just switching off.
“These things happen but we are all in it together.
“We will take it on the chin, learn from it and then move on.
“If we can get 10 to 12 points from our next four games it will play an important part in us challenging for the title as we are definitely good enough to go for it.”
Sporting travel to Coventry United on Saturday for a 12 noon kick-off as the city’s rugby club are in action later in the afternoon.