BROMSGROVE Sporting are bidding to break the 1,000 barrier this week when they take on fellow high fliers Corby Town in the FA Trophy.

Superbly supported Sporting have twice enjoyed crowds over the 900 mark this season and believe Corby could be the game to reach the magical four figures.

Rouslers boss Brendan Kelly said: "It would be an amazing achievement and the occasion seems right."

Kelly is confident of a better outcome following their 0-0 draw at Aylesbury, where the match was made remarkable by the fact that ace marksman Richard Gregory missed two penalties.

Kelly added: "It was one of the most eventful 0-0 draws I've ever been involved with.

"We had to play a different style of play as Aylesbury had such a narrow pitch.

"They'd done their homework and spoken to Welwyn Garden City who we'd played the previous week and it seemed they were intent on stopping our wingers Charlie Dowd and Will Shorrock from playing.

"We lacked our usual fluency and didn't stick to our passing game at times.

"But you also have to give credit to Aylesbury who matched us for work-rate and were very quick to close us down.

"It shows how far we've come that we go away from home, claim a point and keep a clean sheet, yet we've still come back disappointed."

Kelly will be leaving nothing to chance against Corby and has already spoken to his counterparts at both Coleshill and Sutton Coldfield Town and will know exactly what to expect.

Kelly will be missing striker Jason Cowley who is still serving a four match ban.

On the plus side Cameron Peters appeared as a second half substitute against Aylesbury.

Richard Gregory has also been laid low by a virus but Kelly is confident he will recover in time to play, while Jack Cresswell is absent on wedding duty.