BROMSGROVE Sporting may have suffered promotion heartache and missed out on cup silverware but the Rouslers should be proud of their achievements this season.
Sporting, having missed out on promotion from Division One of the Midland League last season to Highgate United, have fell short once again as Coventry United notched up a century of points, nine more than Paul Smith’s Rouslers.
That said, 91 points would have secured promotion for Sporting last season so it shows just how unlucky Sporting have been this season.
Sporting have pushed Coventry all the way but a few slip ups towards the back end of the season saw the Rouslers’ dream of promotion come to a disappointing end.
However, there has been some fantastic football played home and away this season with the best coming in the 4-2 victory over the league champions.
In front of a record crowd of 924, Smith’s side dominated from start to finish and is definitely the stand out moment of the season for most, if not all, supporters and members associated to the Rouslers.
Despite losing out in the finals of the Worcestershire Junior Cup and Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup, Sporting should take the positives from what has been an eventful season.
With Smith staying on as manager for the 2016/17 season and Worcester City coming to the Victoria Ground, there are big things on the horizon for the Rouslers.
The fan base is growing each week and that can only put the club in good stead ready for next season.
There is a strong squad base at the club as well as an abundance of youth talent and with a few additions over pre-season, I’m sure that Sporting will have what it takes to secure promotion next season.
It’s been a delight to report on Sporting’s adventures this season and witness the fantastic atmosphere at the Victoria Ground.
Roll on August and hopefully this time next year, we will be talking about promotion the the Midland Premier!