BOSS Brendan Kelly is confident his Bromsgrove Sporting players can rise to the occasion when they meet Peterborough Sports in a crucial top-of-table clash at the Victoria Ground today (Saturday).
The Southern League Division One Central fixture was at risk following last Saturday’s floodlight failure during half-time in the game against Didcot Town.
However, the essential repairs were completed yesterday (Friday) to ensure the Peterborough fixture would get the go-ahead.
League leaders Peterborough are five points clear of second-placed Sporting, with both teams having played 14 games, but Kelly believes his side can maintain their 100 per cent winning record at home.
Kelly had Peterborough watched at the end of last month and has heard good things about the club which has the best defensive record in the league, having shipped just eight goals so far.
“It’s a classic six-pointer even though I know it’s really early in the season,” said Kelly.
“They have put every team they have faced so far to the sword so it’s definitely our biggest test.
“Peterborough are capable in all areas of the pitch and don’t have many weaknesses.
“They play an aggressive and very attacking style of football but have the ability to mix things up easily in terms of shape and formation.
“They’re well-coached and that shows in the league table.
“Peterborough will be the favourites going into the game but if we play like how we did against Didcot then we will give them a good test.”
After the Peterborough clash, Sporting take on Worcester City in the semi-finals of the Worcestershire Senior Urn on Tuesday night (7.45pm KO).
The county cup tie was originally scheduled for this week but due to the floodlight problems the game had to be postponed.