Sporting go nap hand at the Pingles

Posted Dave (dave) on Apr 27 2017
News >> 1st Team

 Bromsgrove Sporting finished their away league campaign in style when they came away from the Pingles Stadium, home of Nuneaton Griff, with an emphatic 5-0 victory.

Sporting had a few scares in the early exhanges as Nuneaton created a couple of chances, with one being cleared off the line and another hitting the post, but as the half wore on the Rouslers started to take control and it was no surprise when top-scorer Jason Cowley found the net with a sublime chip from an acute angle after winger John Pykett had put him through. Cowley added a second four minutes before the break to give Bromsgrove a 2-0 half time lead.

Chances went a begging in the second half, and another goal line clearance from Luke Edwards denied Griff getting on the scoresheet. But Bromsgrove then went barmy in the last 5 minutes or so. Substitute Chris Conway got his first of the night in the 87th. minute when he finished from the edge of the area, then young startlet Alfie Bloomer added a fourth 2 minutes later latching onto a through ball which was too strong for keeper George Westwood to keep out. Finally it was Conway again a minute into time added on with a left foot drive from the left hand side of the penalty area.

So Sporting move on to the last league game of the season at home to Lichfield City knowing that if they avoid defeat they will have been unbeaten in the league all season. Sporting have a 19 point lead at the top of the table and have already beaten Coventry United's record of 100 league points from last season. But credit must also go the fefense who have only conceeded 22 league goals all season.

Hopefully on Saturday there will be another bumper crowd to see the Championship tropht be presented after the game.