Bromsgrove Sporting 4-1 Quorn

A PENALTY packed game at The Victoria Ground saw Bromsgrove Sporting turnover nine-man Quorn four goals to one after a wretched first half display from the home side writes Ben Fox.

Quorn started the brightest and were unlucky not to take the lead as Dominic Brennan, unmarked at the back post, watched his header rattle off the crossbar.

After 16 minutes Connor Deards fell victim to the slippery conditions just before he was about to unleash his effort towards goal from Max Loveridge's through ball.

Bromsgrove were punished for their poor play on minute thirty as referee Mr Roskelly deemed Craig Jones’ shoulder charge illegal, and pointed to the spot.

Up stepped Brennan who slammed it down the middle to give Quorn a deserved lead at the break.

Whatever Paul Smith and Brendan Kelly said at half time, it worked.

Sporting came right out the traps and were level on 49 minutes. Skipper Craig Jones bundled home from a corner to mark his 16th goal in a Bromsgrove shirt.

Four minutes later, the home side were in front. Jason Cowley was fouled in the box and Sam Wills blasted the ball into the roof of the net and the turnaround was complete.

On the hour a third penalty was awarded. Cowley’s shot was blocked by the arm of Daniel Chapman who was consequently shown red. In the fracas, Quorn’s Rob Mulonga was also sent off but for dissent.

Cowley elegantly stroked the penalty into the top corner and Sporting were now comfortable.

Bromsgrove had their fourth five minutes from time. Aaron Roberts’ fake shot beat his marker, before playing it to Cowley who got his second, curling the ball into the bottom right corner with finesse.

Attention now turns to Tuesday night for The Rouslers as they entertain Vanarama National League North strugglers Nuneaton Town in the Birmingham Senior Cup.