24th Apr, 2019

Sporting prepare for visit to Welwyn Garden City; named February Team of the Month

Ben Tyler 15th Mar, 2019

BROMSGROVE Sporting hope to make it a seventh successive win in the Evo-Stik South Division One Central when they head to Hertfordshire side Welwyn Garden City on Saturday (3pm).

The hosts currently sit in 14th place in the league, but are winless in their last four games, losing their last three.

Sporting’s 2-0 win in September at the Victoria Ground came courtesy of goals from Nathan Hayward and Richard Gregory.

Welwyn rank 12th in the form charts at home, having only won three of their last ten games played at Hems Way, whilst Bromsgrove are the fourth best team away from home based on their last ten fixtures, winning five and drawing two.

Sporting could have recent absentees Charlie Dowd, Nathan Hayward Tom Taylor and newly-appointed Rouslers captain Richard Gregory back in the starting line-up this weekend, having had the luxury of a week’s break without action to step up their recovery.

However, it is expected Saturday’s game will come too soon for Will Shorrock, who has been out of action since the 3-0 defeat away to Coleshill Town on New Year’s Day.

Title rivals Peterborough Sports were in action last weekend and beat Kempston Rovers 3-0 to rise above the Rouslers into top spot by a point, and still have two fixtures in hand.

They make the tough trip to fourth-placed Didcot Town this weekend.

Meanwhile, Sporting’s fine form throughout February did not go unnoticed, as the club celebrated being named the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central team of the month.

Following on from winning the award in December, the club will again be presented with an engraved glass memento to commemorate the success which followed Sporting winning four from four last month.

Recording 1-0 and 5-0 home victories over Bedford Town and Kempston Rovers respectively, and a 6-3 thriller in Yaxley, the vital 2-1 win over Peterborough Sports capped off a superb month for the Rouslers.

They scored 14 and conceded just four.

The club will also be presented with a cheque towards pitch maintenance as part of the achievement.

Rouslers boss Brendan Kelly tweeted his gratitude for the award, calling it a “nice little accolade”.

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