UNHAPPY Bromsgrove Sporting boss Brendan Kelly admitted to storming out of the Victoria Ground last Saturday following the abandonment of their game against Didcot Town.

Kelly had good cause to feel aggrieved after the game had been cut short at half time owing to a floodlight failure.

Sporting were leading 3-1 at the time while Didcot had just been reduced to 10 men.

Kelly claimed afterwards: "It was probably best for everyone that I left straightaway.

"We were in a great position at the time after being completely dominant in the first half.

"Even with some of the lights out, the ground was still a great deal lighter than some of the places we have visited of late.

"But smoke had been spotted coming from one of the circuit boards and the game was called off on a health and safety issue.

"It was such a shame because we'd had a spell in the game where Didcot simply couldn't live with us. Yet this was a Didcot side which had won their last four games.

"We've nothing to fear from them but I don't know what is going to happen. I believe we're trying to get the game re-arranged for later this month."

Sporting had netted three times in the space of six minutes, firstly through a venomous Richard Gregory shot before Craig Jones headed home a second.

Jason Cowley then cracked home a third before Didcot pulled a goal back when Luke Carnell headed home from a corner.

But prospects of a Didcot recovery were dampened when Cameron Mitchell was sent off for a foul on Danny Morris.

Bromsgrove Sporting chairman Mike Burke added: "Obviously the players were left frustrated and everyone is chomping at the bit to get back playing.

"The floodlights are still under warranty, so we contacted the contractors on Sunday and they were at the ground first thing on Monday.

"We are pulling out all the stops to get the light back up and running.

"I can't blame the referee for calling the game off. It's disappointing, but he did what he had to do."

The Rouslers have no time to dwell on the decision as they entertain title rivals Peterborough Sports this Saturday in a top of the table clash.

(Pictures by David Besley)