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Sporting show second half fight to see off Pelsall

Bromsgrove Editorial 12th Nov, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A SUPERB second half showing from Bromsgrove Sporting helped them put Pelsall Villa to the sword on Saturday, writes Max Banner.

After a large slice of luck saw the visitors go in front, the Rouslers responded with goals from Connor Collins and Aaron Roberts.

The match could have been different if Chris Morris had dispatched a penalty, but he missed and Josh McKenzie made him pay for it with a last-gasp strike.

Sporting started brightly as they dominated the majority of the play with Luke Dugmore and Dale Edwards orchestrating proceedings in the middle of the park.

Efforts from Dugmore, Sam Wills and Reece Hewitt within the first 25 minutes failed to find the net as a frustrating game looked like being in store.

But the clash took a sudden twist on the 33rd minute when Craig Phillips’ misplaced cross flew over keeper Josh Moreton, onto the post and into the net.

This was a blow to Bromsgrove as it came against the run of play and they almost conceded another after the break.

Fortunately Moreton was alert as he produced a superb double save to deny Dan Aldred and Spencer Blackham.

Sporting were threatening though as Craig Jones and Collins fell short with headers and on the 74th minute they got the goal they deserved.

A pinpoint pass from Wills to Collins resulted in the former Fairfield Villa and Halesowen Town striker finishing with ease.

Sporting then gained the upper hand three minutes later as Roberts got onto the end of Wills’ accurate corner and headed home.

The away side had chances to get back into the game as a goal was ruled out for offside before being awarded a penalty after Simon Fitter was adjudged to have committed a foul following a misplaced pass from Brendan Kelly.

But Bromsgrove then breathed a sigh of relief as Morris blazed it over the bar.

The miss was a suck punch for Morris and Pelsall as the Rouslers sealed victory with a thumping volley from McKenzie.

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