18th Apr, 2019

Two wins in a week for the Rouslers, look for a third on Saturday

Ben Tyler 17th Jan, 2019 Updated: 17th Jan, 2019

BROMSGROVE Sporting made it two wins in the space of four days after a deserved 3-1 win over Didcot Town at the Victoria Ground on Tuesday night.

The result followed up on the Rouslers 4-0 victory last weekend away to Kidlington, though Didcot Town in fifth place coming into this one posed a considerably larger challenge for Brendan Kelly’s men to navigate.

It would take a Jason Cowley brace, and a header from captain Craig Jones to settle affairs, which maintains Sporting’s position in second, one point behind the leaders Peterborough Sports – albeit having played two games more than the table toppers.

Cowley showed his intent to cause havoc for the Didcot defence in the first-half when forcing goalkeeper Leigh Bedwell to tip a shot wide of the post from 20-yards out, Josh Quaynor meanwhile saw a free-kick from a promising position fail to test the keeper and should have done better.

It wasn’t a surprise though when in the 37th minute, Cowley was picked out with a chipped ball into his path by Liam Spink, slamming a shot low into the corner for a lead going in at half-time.

The second-half began in similar fashion with chances of note seemingly sparse to come by – step up skipper Jones to plough a header home from Quaynor’s delivery into his vicinity, his second against Didcot this season after finding the net against the visitors in the abandoned fixture in December.

Kelly made a couple of substitutions who would have some involvement in affairs, loanee Cameron Peters and Kieren Westwood coming on for his debut, both sharing a number of chances in the final ten minutes of the game, but failing to hit the target when sending their shots wide of the mark.

The visitors threw a spanner into the works however in the 90th minute when Callum McNish flew an effort into the bottom corner past Jono Brown after Bromsgrove failed to deal with the danger, a frustrating one to concede so late on but with a threat to Sporting’s three points – which seemed for much of the game – suddenly come under threat.

Sporting didn’t let the goal deter them however and continued to go forward, subs Peters and Westwood combining to tee up Cowley for his second in the fifth minute of stoppage time, sweeping past Bedwell to confirm the victory at long last.

The Rouslers now head into tomorrow’s (Saturday) fixture at Creasey Park to face Dunstable Town, a side they faced on the opening day of the season with great success, when Sporting ran away 4-1 winners thanks to Cameron Peters, Richard Gregory and John Pykett goals added to by a Dunstable own goal.

Dunstable sit fourth from bottom on 22 points and are on a two-match losing run, which Bromsgrove will be looking to extend come five o’clock on Saturday.

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