Morrison stars as Sporting triumph

By Jamie Arrowsmith Monday 15 October 2012 Updated: 18/10 17:10

Bromsgrove Sporting 5 Racing Club Warwick 2

Midland Combination Premier Division

Report by Conor Rees

SUBSTITUTE Chris Morrison bagged a hat-trick to help inspire a fantastic second half performance from Bromsgrove Sporting as they overcame Racing Club Warwick 5-2 on Saturday.

The hosts started the game poorly and were behind inside five minutes when Warwick's Ben Purser capitalised on some poor defending to tap the ball into an empty net.

Sporting's first chance fell to Chrisi Conway when he was sent clean through but his attempt at rounding the keeper was foiled when Warwick stopper Kevin Tobin got the better of him.

Receiving strong vocal support from the 309-strong crowd, Sporting came out strongly in the second half and produced a much improved display than their effort in the first 45 minutes.

Manager Keith Draper decided to shake things up by introducing Morrison and Elliot Nash into the action and it clearly paid off.

The equaliser arrived in the 67th minute when Nash and Conway combined to allow Morrison to beat Tobin and having conceded once, Warwick's defence appeared to crumble.

The goals began flooding in as Sporting scored three more within the next ten minutes.

Morrison grabbed his second when tapping in a rebound and Conway made it 3-1 a minute later when rifling a shot into the top corner.

Sporting continued to pour forward and they scored again in the 75th minute when Morrison's shot was parried into the path of James Turk who finished powerfully to make it 4-1.

Warwick pulled one back against the run of play when Edward Kostuck's shot trickled into the bottom corner but any hope of a comeback was quickly cancelled out when the visitors were reduced to ten men.

Morrison then completed the scoring and his hat-trick with a low strike into the bottom corner to round off a victory that left Draper delighted.

“It was a fantastic game and the fans have been fantastic today,” he said.

“In the first half we were terrible but we brought the big man Chris Morrison on and he changed he the game, he has been fantastic today.”

Sporting return to action on Saturday with a trip to league leaders Littleton where they will be hoping to secure a repeat of their recent Worcestershire Senior Urn success against the same opposition.

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