TEENAGE talent Charlie Dowd cracked home the only goal of the game to send Bromsgrove Sporting top of the Evo Stik Southern League Central Division One this week following a slender 1-0 success over Dunstable Town.

Dowd came off the bench on the hour mark to convert with his first touch of the ball.

Rouslers boss Brendan Kelly confirmed: "It wasn't a vintage performance by any stretch of the imagination but a real good game nevertheless.

"Apart from Welwyn, Dunstable are the only side to have come to the Victoria Ground in recent times prepared to give it a go and they'll have gone away feeling unlucky not to have got anything from the game.

"They had the best pair of central defenders that I've seen this season and we had to dig deep to beat them.

"People have to remember that Dunstable were a Step 3 side last season while we were Step 5, so in a way, it just shows how far we've come.

"We're not going to be able to batter teams every week because we're playing against better quality sides. It takes time to break teams down at this level.

"Dunstable were dangerous, especially at set pieces and Reece Francis had to pull off a fantastic save with 10 minutes remaining to keep us ahead".

The Rouslers now embark on a string of four away fixtures, starting this Saturday with a trip to Barton Rovers.

That is followed by games at Bedford Town, Corby Town and Thame United.

Kelly claimed: "The squad is going to be severely tested during this period so I'm looking to bring in two or three new faces.

"Apart from Charlie Dowd, we also had another 18 year old coming on for the last 15 minutes in Tom Massey, while Will Shorrock and Cameron Peters are still only 19.

"It hasn't helped that Danny Jackman has decided to hang up his boots as a player.

"He's been playing catch up all season, but his ankle hasn't been holding out.

"I'm just hopng that he will come back ito Bromsgrove in some other capacity as he has a great deal of knowledge and experience to offer".

Kelly has already added 19 year old Stourbridge midfield player Louis Hall to his squad.

Hall has featured for the Glassboys this season in the Birmingham Senior Cup but has found his opportunities limited at Amblecote.

THE Rouslers will be staging a memorial game for Thomas Jones when they face an RAF Representative side on Tuesday, October 16.

Thomas played for Bromsgrove from Under-12's up to the Under-18's and Kelly confirmed:

"We want to get as many people down to the ground as possible. All proceeds will go to his family to support them at this difficult time".