BROMSGROVE Sporting smacked home six of the best to blitz Peterborough based Yaxley 6-3 - but that still wasn't enough to save the players from the rough edge of manger Brendan Kelly's tongue.

Despite the fact rampant Rouslers had ripped Yaxley's defence apart, Kelly was unhappy with the manner in which his side had conceded the opening goal as they went 1-0 down.

Kelly's tirade was aimed at strikers Jason Cowley and Richard Gregory and the Bromsgrove Sporting boss explained: "I was pleased with the result, but not the fact we conceded three goals.

Yaxley scored from a throw-in. We're set up in a certain way to defend from throw-ins but some of the players didn't do what they are supposed to and I let rip- at them!

"Although it's great to score six, I was unhappy with the fact we conceded three, two of which were extremely avoidable.

"I don't want the players getting into the mentality of thinking we'll score more goals than you.

"I don't want people starting to think we're an easy target in defence!

But Kelly was equally full of praise for his strike pair as Cowley went onto convert a hat-trick, Gregory added one more with Kieren Westwood also getting in on the act by netting twice.

Richard Gregory remains the Evo-Stik Southern League's leading goalscoring with 22 goals, while Cowley is one behind.

Kelly confirmed: "We look relentless going forward.

"Jason and Richard both compliment each other really well, but Jason's all-round game against Yaxley was one of the best striking performances I've seen in a long time.

"It's all the more impressive as Jason has been carrying some injuries. He's had a bit of a groin issue and he's also trapped a nerve in the shoulder of his neck".

Victory over Yaxley has taken Sporting to within a point of table toppers Peterbrough Sports, but the leaders have the luxury of three games in hand.

Kelly insisted: "We can only worry about what is put in front of us, we can only worry about ourselves".

Sporting entertain play-off hopefuls Bedford this Saturday and Kelly is out for revenge.

Sporting suffered defeat in their first meeting at a time when Kelly was back home in Ireland for a family bereavement and missed the game.

He claimed: "We've got a score to settle. I've seen the video and it's a performance where we capitulated by all accounts once Bedford had scored. We need to put that right".

Cameron Peters has now completed his loan spell from Walsall and Kelly admitted: "I don't know what's happening with him now. He's been a bit unlucky in the fact that Jason Cowley and Richard Gregory have been playing so well, which has limited Cameron's game time.

"Whatever happens, I will be looking to strengthen and I want to bring in two or three new signings before the deadline".