Sporting triumph at Feckenham

By Jamie Arrowsmith 02/04 Updated: 02/04 11:39

Buy photos » Jon Rogers gets away from his marker on Saturday. Picture by Rob McLaren.

BROMSGROVE Sporting finally had to something to celebrate at Feckenham as they secured a 3-1 Midland Combination Division One victory on Saturday.

The Victoria Ground outfit have left empty handed on their three previous visits to Feckenham but enjoyed more success this time around to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Much of the initial action took place in midfield with Bromsgrove moving the ball round well with neat passing and quick movement up field.

Feckenham had the first chance after Steven Roche was fouled just outside the box. Keeper Tom Savage stopped the free kick but he could only push it into the path of James Burke who should have done better than slicing his shot wide of the post.

Jon Rogers put the ball in the net ten minutes later but was adjudged to to have fouled Feckenham keeper Mick Hewitt in doing so and the goal did not stand.

The pacy striker finally got his reward when Karl Fellows hit a fine pass up the line and Rogers collected before unleashing a hard low shot past Mick Hewitt's outstretched left arm from 15-yards.

Chrisi Conway doubled Sporting's lead on 40 minutes with another hard shot, similar to Rogers' effort, as the visitors went in 2-0 ahead.

The lead was stretched further five minutes into the second half when Kevin Banner's perfectly flighted free kick found the left corner of Mick Hewitt's net.

Sporting lost a bit of their rhythm after that and Feckenham tried to get back into the game but were twice denied by Savage.

The hosts did eventually find a way past Sporting's keeper when Kelvin White was fouled just inside the box and former Rousler Stuart Hall scored from the spot.

Sporting return to cup action on Saturday when they entertain Boldmere St Michaels Reserves in the semi-final of the Smedley-Crooke Trophy. They are at home again on Easter Monday when they return to Division One action against Northfield.

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