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Sporting embark on FA Vase adventure
8:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Local
CHAIRMAN John Teece says Saturday’s FA Vase first round .trip to Westfields will be the biggest game in the short history of Bromsgrove Sporting.
The club formed from the ashes of Bromsgrove Rovers three years ago - they hold their third AGM today - are expected to have a following in excess of a hundred in Herefordshire for the tie.
Boss Adie Mander has near to a full strength squad available and they will be in good spirits after a 3-0 defeat of Pershore last Saturday.left them well placed in the Midland Combination Premier.
“It’s a big day for the new club,” said Teece. “We’re doing it in style taking two coaches to Westfields.
“Adie has had a few injuries to contend with but we’ll be near to full strength but you never know we could lose two or three between now and then through illness.
“It’s the biggest game so far and for me it’s great as I remember games in the FA Cup with Rovers 25-30 years ago.
“It’s really the first long away trip we’ve had as a club but hopefully it will be the first of many. A good run would be nice but we’ll take it game by game.
“This competition isn’t really a money spinner but it is very prestigious and it does create a lot of interest around the club. So let’s hope for a win and then a home draw in the next round.
“It’s quite exciting for the supporters, there’s a lot of fuss made and they can all get together and it does help the morale of the club on and off the pitch.
“We’re still getting good gates of around 250 and when we go away there is usually more of us than the home support and I wouldn’t be surprised if we end up with around 150 making their way there by coach and car.”
Meanwhile Mander is now in sole charge of the first team affairs after joint manager Graham Scott left on Thursday to link up with Midland Combination rivals Studley as their assistant manager.
Scott said: “I’ll miss the people and the supporters who were fantastic.
“There are a lot of good people behind the scenes and I leave the club in a good place with some good players.”
Sporting are at home to Littleton on Tuesday, Vase replay permitting.
Last night’s Worcestershire Urn tie at Bewdley Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and has yet to be rearranged.
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