21st Oct, 2018

Record crowd watch Sporting thump Pershore

Bromsgrove Editorial 15th Oct, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE Sporting breezed past Pershore Town in front of a record crowd at the Victoria Ground on Saturday.

A delicately placed Simon Fitter free kick from just outside the area got the home side’s afternoon off to the best possible start after a quarter of an hour.

Further goals from Liam Spink and Sean Brain helped Sporting to record another league win, with 553 people in attendance on what was Non League Day.

Spink almost opened the scoring on 12 minutes but his shot was wide of the post.

However, Fitter was more accurate with his free kick, which followed a foul on the lively Connor Collins. Keeping the ball low, it sailed past the wall and into the bottom corner.

Sporting came close to doubling their lead after half an hour when a Luke Dugmore corner came to Ricardo Richards, who hoisted his volley over the bar as he seeks his first goal on his return to the club.

Richards was involved in the second goal though as his blocked effort inside the box fell to Spink, whose effort collided off the underside of the bar and into the net, giving Sporting breathing space as they headed into the break.

The Rouslers almost added to their tally after the interval, but squandered numerous chances. Pershore keeper Andrew Yarnold saved shots from Collins and Spink plus another free kick from Fitter that looked destined for the top corner.

Substitute Brain missed several chances in the final ten minutes before putting the game to bed at the death.

For the second Saturday in a row, the talismanic Brain scored with virtually the last kick of the game and it sealed what was a routine victory for Sporting, with goalkeeper Josh Moreton having a fairly quiet afternoon.

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