DETERMINED Bromsgrove Sporting kept the heat on leaders Peterborough Sports with victory at fourth-placed Didcot Town.

The Rouslers came away with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Charlie Dowd and Jason Cowley.

The success was their ninth on the bounce and keeps them two points behind the leaders after playing one game more.

Manager Bren Kelly was pleased with how his side stood up to the task in difficult conditions at Didcot.

He said: "We had far too much for them but I knew it was going to be a close game when we got there and saw the state of the pitch.

"It was neglected to say the least and it was a bit of a leveller.

"Once I saw it then all I was worried about was getting the result rather than the overall performance.

"It was a physical battle but the lads stood up to it well and showed strong character to get the win.

"I thought complacency was our biggest threat but the players were relentless and are playing with loads of confidence at the moment.

"It was a potential banana skin for us so I was delighted with the win.

"I questioned their character earlier in the season but I certainly can't do that now.

"It's still out of our hands but Peterborough must be sick of us still winning, as we are of them for matching us."

Rouslers will now welcome Barton Rovers to the Victoria Ground this Saturday.

Kelly has been handed an attacking boost after Will Shorrock returned to training after an injury lay-off at the start of the year.

* Sporting will be collecting donations for Catshill Baptist Church foodbank at this Saturday's clash with Barton.