18th Nov, 2019

Kelly wants re-emergence of fortress Victoria Ground

Ben Tyler 17th Oct, 2019

ROUSLERS manager Brendan Kelly wants the Victoria Ground to return to fortress status in the wake of Sporting’s thumping 4-0 victory over Hednesford Town on Tuesday night.

Kieren Westwood, Nathan Hayward, Mike Taylor and Richard Gregory all found the net during the rout, knocking the then league leaders off their perch, while moving Sporting up to tenth in Southern Premier League Central.

Kelly admits he is none the wiser as to Bromsgrove’s downturn in home form compared to last season, and said: “We need to get back to the point where the Victoria Ground is a fortress again.

“It’s a strange one where our away form is better than our home – especially as a newly-promoted side.

“It’s good that we’re picking up points on the road, but hopefully the 5-0 versus Bedworth and the 4-0 on Tuesday night can make a difference.

“It was a great attendance, to get over 800 on a cold, wet Tuesday night is amazing.”

Eighth-placed Nuneaton Borough are the visitors on Saturday (3pm), with the Bromsgrove boss hopeful of seeing new signing Greg Mills continue his strong start to life at the club.

“He was fantastic on Saturday [against Hitchin Town], he was a really effective player for us,” said Kelly.

“They doubled up on him on Tuesday night, the work rate was excellent and chipped into a brilliant team performance.

“To a man, we were excellent in that game, there were no passengers on the pitch, everyone played their part.”

Kelly is hopeful of completing the signing of a defender from another club in Bromsgrove’s division before Saturday, and admitted to having chased the player since the summer.

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